Most Active Stories
- Mary Fallin In A Close Contest With Joe Dorman For Reelection
- Bureau Of Narcotics: Object To Initiative To Legalize Marijuana But Prepare For Passage
- UPDATE: Fallin's Office Says Barresi Will Not Be Secretary Of Education
- Gov. Fallin Says Gay Marriage Ruling Tramples States' Rights
- Oklahoma's Chief Justice Warns Judges To Talk To Their Constituents
Mon January 6, 2014
Native American Code Talkers Receive Congressional Gold Medal
During Native American Heritage Month last November, Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor, to American Indians who used their native languages to outwit the enemy and protect American battlefield secrets during World Wars I and II.
Members of congress, the senate, the military, tribal chiefs and some of the surviving code talkers and descendants of code talkers gathered in Emancipation Hall to honor the 33 tribes for their war time contributions. Congress previously awarded the gold medal to the Navajo Code Talkers in 2008. This ceremony was for those tribes not included in that initial honor.
Transcript of ceremony pending.
KGOU relies on voluntary contributions from readers and listeners to further its mission of public service to Oklahoma and beyond. To contribute to our efforts, make your donation online, or contact our Membership department.