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Nov. 16, 2017

Alaska Natives Defended Their Territory 75 Years Ago

When the Japanese raided and occupied parts of Alaska during World War II, the Army called on native Alaskans to defend the northern territory.

Aug. 2, 2017

Marine Follows Code-Talker Grandfather's Footsteps to Iwo Jima

A Marine Corps lance corporal climbed Mount Suribachi, Japan, located on the Iwo Jima island where her grandfather stood during World War II as one of six Navajo Code Talkers, a group of Native American service members who used their native tongue to communicate messages -- a language the Japanese never cracked.

June 7, 2017

New Memorial in France Honors Native American D-Day Sacrifice

One of the few surviving American Indian World War II combat veterans returned to the country he helped to liberate to attend the dedication of a memorial in his honor.

May 23, 2017

Army Veteran Remembers Fallen Comrades in Iraq

On Memorial Day, Americans will remember U.S. service members who died while serving their country. Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Debra Kay Mooney said that on Memorial Day and every other day of the year, she remembers the fallen she served with in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

May 11, 2017

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Erected in Washington

The anticipated dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, according to Rebecca Trautmann, project manager of the memorial.

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