Military Hall to Recognize Oklahoma Tribe Code Talkers

Aug 20, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Choctaw Nation code talkers who served in two world wars and the first Oklahoma National Guard female general will be among those inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on November 9th.

The Oklahoman reported in Sunday's editions that Choctaw code talkers used their native language on the battlefields against the German army in World War One and World War Two.

Major General LaRita Aragon will be honored for her military service. Aragon was an educator before entering the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Others being inducted are John Prichard; 1874 Calvary scout Amos Chapman and Colonel Charles DeBellevue. Captain Boyd Barclay and Command Sergeant Major Everett Bagley Junior also are being honored.

Major Kenneth Bailey, Lt. Col. Orville Munson and Capt. Vincent Kimberlin also will be inducted.