Congressional Gold Medal

Wallace Coffey, chief of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, second from right, holds his tribe’s Congressional Gold Medal, together with representatives of other Native American tribes, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, honoring twenty-five Native American tribes who received the medal in recognition of the dedication and valor of the code talkers and their service to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI and WWII. “Code talkers” refers to those Native Americans who used their tribal languages as a means of secret communication during the war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Congress honors American Indian code talkers (Photo Gallery)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, the wartime service of 96-year-old Edmond Harjo and other American Indian “code talkers” was something that wasn’t even officially acknowledged, let alone publically recognized. But on Wednesday, Harjo sat in […]

11/20/2013

US Marine Navajo code talkers serve with Signal Unit, during World War II

Exhibit honoring Comanche Code Talkers opens

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Personal photographs, military uniforms and a Nazi flag captured during World War II are some of the items on display at a new exhibit honoring Comanche Code Talkers. The exhibit that […]

09/26/2013

US honors WWII hero Wallenberg in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) – A U.S. senator has handed over a document bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Raoul Wallenberg to the World War II hero’s 91-year-old half-sister. The medal is the highest U.S. civilian honor […]

09/05/2012

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