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"Indians in the War"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kerrd5, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

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    I discovered this Office of Indian Affairs pamphlet today while researching PFC Danny B. Marshall, of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, who was awarded four Purple Hearts per General Order 118, HQ, 45th Infantry Division, dated 27 May 1944. All wounds received were sustained in Italy; his initial wound was 15 October 1943, the three Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Clusters were for wounds received at Anzio.

    https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/ATO/Minorities/Indians/index.html

    The 45th, a national guard unit, had many native Americans in its initial roster, with soldiers drawn primarily from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma.


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  2. lwd

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    We've had a few posts that talked about individuals or the code talkers but that is an excellent overarching article. Amazing what you can find on hyperwar.
     

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