Lakota Code Talkers honored in Washington D.C.



Photo Taken by Ross DuBray/WestRiverEagle

Photo Taken by Ross DuBray/WestRiverEagle

Though none had lived to see the day, three Lakota Veterans from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe were honored and awarded Congressional Silver Medals for their role as Code Talkers during World War II.

A delegation of the code talkers decendants, tribal leaders and veterans flew to Washington D.C. last week to take part in the long overdue ceremony to honor the service and role each Code Talker took in the World War II effort. The code talkers spoke in Lakota, confusing Japanese radio operators who couldn’t crack the Lakota Code.

For more of this story, look at our November 28,2013.

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