• Marine Aviator dies at 83

    First black Marine Aviator, 83 dies Frank Emmanuel Petersen Jr. (USMC) (March 2, 1932 – August 25, 2015) was a United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general.[3] Petersen […]


    • AIVMI, ‘On the Road Again’

      On the Road, Again  American Indian Veteran Memorial, Inc. President Stephen Bowers and Project Manager Elizabeth Bates are on the road again to promote the project The Education Center at the Wall http://bit.ly/1Ji4iLZ . During the month of September, they will be […]


      • Code Named Geronimo, A Controversy?

        The code name Geronimo controversy came about after media reports that the U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden used the code name “Geronimo” to refer to either the overall operation, to fugitive bin Laden himself or to the act of killing […]


        • Warriors

          Native Americans have served in the U.S. military during each of this country’s wars, and their stories encompass heroism, tragedy, humor, stoicism, loyalty and conflict. This illustrated history tells the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms, the […]


          • A Navajo goes to war.

              Navajo Chester Nes tells why he joined the Marines in 1938 People ask me, ‘Why did you go? Look at all the mistreatment that has been done to your people.’ He said, “Somebody’s got to go; somebody’s got defend this country. […]


            • Before the Europeans and others came…

              Click on map to see it better. Before Europeans came there was: Native Americans: The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking […]


              • VA Secretary Honors Alaskan Territorial Guard

                ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald paid tribute Wednesday to those who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II. McDonald addressed seven surviving members of the largely Native citizen’s militia during a ceremony in the northwest […]


                • Roy Benavidez, Medal of Honor Recipient

                  Master Sergeant (then Staff Sergeant) Roy P. Benavidez of the Yaqui Tribe, United States Army, who distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely valorous actions on 2 May 1968 while assigned to Detachment B56, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st […]


                  • Native American Medal of Honor Recipients

                    Of the 3,469 Medals of Honor presented as of 2012, 28 have been given to Native Americans. This is a list of Native Americans presented the nation’s highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is bestowed “for […]


                    • ‘Windtalker’ Seminole died last year at 96

                      Native American ‘windtalker’ who used tribal language to outwit the enemy in the Second World War has died aged 96 Edmond Harjo of the Seminole Nation sent secret messages during war. The 96-year-old was part of elite group who used native language to […]