Shared Stories

Sharing the Legacy

Thank you for sharing your story! It is crucial that the stories are told and the great sacrifices remembered.


Tribal communities - especially their children - need to hear the stories of their heroes. Let's share the stories of courage and bravery . . . the history of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans' leadership and sacrifice for their people.



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Ambrose Frank Huffman

70 years ago -- U.S. Army Private Ambrose Frank Huffman was killed in action in Italy while fighting with the 88th Division of the Blue Devils, 351st Infantry.


"I like to think of him as an Ojibwa warrior protecting his country, his home and his family -- just like his ancestors did."

~ Lovingly shared by his niece, Sharron Savage

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Angelo Schunke & Jerry Lomas

Native American veterans Angelo Schunke (U.S. Navy) and Jerry Lomas (U.S. Army) are both tribal members of  Morongo Band of Mission Indians. They were featured in a new article in the Desert Sun on Memorial Day 2013.


"10 percent of our Tribe (are U.S. Military veterans)."

~ Angelo Schunke


Mitchell Red Cloud Day

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisc. (WEAU) Features a story about Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Mitchell Red Cloud Jr..


Born in Hatfield, Wisconsin, Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. joined the Marines as a teenager. After fighting in WWII and returning home, he decided to join the Army to fight in the Korean War. “He kept intense fire and by warning his comrades, they were able to retreat and he stayed and never left,” Mann said. Armed with heavy ammunition, Red Cloud Jr. took on a Chinese attack on his own, held up against a tree, while getting hit by gunfire, family said. “If it wasn't for him, (his Company E) would've gotten overrun. He saved all their lives. He sacrificed his life for them,” Mann said.


Sixty-two years after the Congressional Medal of Honor winner's death, the Red Cloud family, and the Ho Chunk Nation, gathers on July 4, in his honor with traditional singers, dancers and drummers filling pow wow grounds near Black River Falls.  SEE MORE



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