Native American Veteran and Canadian aboriginal veteran List.

US medal of honor 2



Rank: Private First Class Organisation : US army - 148th infantry - 37th infantry division 
Tribes : Unknow War : 2nd World War
Born: Muskogee, Oklahoma

Place/Date : Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Island.

9 february 1945.

Citation : He was engaged in the attack on the Paco Railroad Station, which was
strongly defended by 300 determined enemy soldiers with machineguns and rifles, supported
by several pillboxes, 3 20mm. guns, 1 37-mm. gun and heavy mortars. While making a frontal
assault across an open field, his platoon was halted 100 yards from the station by intense
enemy fire. On his own initiative he left the platoon. accompanied by a comrade, and continued
forward to a house 60 yards from the objective. Although under constant enemy observation.
the 2 men remained in this position for an hour, firing at targets of opportunity, killing more than
35 Japanese and wounding many more. Moving closer to the station and discovering a group of
Japanese replacements attempting to reach pillboxes, they opened heavy fire, killed more than 40
and stopped all subsequent attempts to man the emplacements. Enemy fire became more intense
as they advanced to within 20 yards of the station. From that point Pfc. Reese provided effective
covering fire and courageously drew enemy fire to himself while his companion killed 7 Japanese and
destroyed a 20-mm. gun and heavy machinegun with handgrenades. With their ammunition running low,
the 2 men started to return to the American lines, alternately providing covering fire for each other as
they withdrew. During this movement, Pfc. Reese was killed by enemy fire as he reloaded his rifle. The
intrepid team, in 21/2 hours of fierce fighting, killed more than 82 Japanese, completely disorganized their
defense and paved the way for subsequent complete defeat of the enemy at this strong point. By his
gallant determination in the face of tremendous odds, aggressive fighting spirit, and extreme heroism at the
cost of his life, Pfc. Reese materially aided the advance of our troops in Manila and providing a lasting
inspiration to all those with whom he served.


Rank: Caporal Organisation : US army - 19th infantry - 24th infantry division 
Tribes : Ho chunk War : Korean War
Born: 2 july 1924. Hatfield, Wisconsin

Place/Date : Near Chonghyon, Korea. 5 november 1950.

Citation : Cpl. Red Cloud, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and
intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. From his position
on the point of a ridge immediately in front of the company command post he was the first
to detect the approach of the Chinese Communist forces and give the alarm as the enemy
charged from a brush-covered area less than 100 feet from him. Springing up he delivered
devastating pointblank automatic rifle fire into the advancing enemy. His accurate and intense
fire checked this assault and gained time for the company to consolidate its defense. With utter
fearlessness he maintained his firing position until severely wounded by enemy fire. Refusing
assistance he pulled himself to his feet and wrapping his arm around a tree continued his deadly
fire again, until he was fatally wounded. This heroic act stopped the enemy from overrunning his
company's position and gained time for reorganization and evacuation of the wounded.
Cpl. Red Cloud's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself
and upholds the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.


Rank: Capitaine Organisation : US army - 17th infantry regiment. 
Tribes : Chickasaw War : Korean War
Born: Pasadena, California.

Place/Date : Vicinity of Taemi Dong, Korea.

9 march 1951.

Citation : Capt. Harvey Company C, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry
and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. When his company was
pinned down by a barrage of automatic weapons fire from numerous well-entrenched
emplacements, imperiling accomplishment of its mission, Capt. Harvey braved a hail of fire
and exploding grenades to advance to the first enemy machine gun nest, killing its crew with
grenades. Rushing to the edge of the next emplacement, he killed its crew with carbine fire.
He then moved the 1st Platoon forward until it was again halted by a curtain of automatic fire
from well fortified hostile positions. Disregarding the hail of fire, he personally charged and
neutralized a third emplacement. Miraculously escaping death from intense crossfire, Capt. Harvey
continued to lead the assault. Spotting an enemy pillbox well camouflaged by logs, he moved close
enough to sweep the emplacement with carbine fire and throw grenades through the openings,
annihilating its 5 occupants. Though wounded he then turned to order the company forward, and,
suffering agonizing pain, he continued to direct the reduction of the remaining hostile positions,
refusing evacuation until assured that the mission would be accomplished. Capt. Harvey's valorous
and intrepid actions served as an inspiration to his company, reflecting the utmost glory upon himself
and upholding the heroic traditions of the military service.


Rank: Sergent First Class Organisation : US army - 38th infantry regiment - 2nd Infantry division
Tribes : Choctaw War : Korean War
Born: Blanchard, Oklahoma.

Place/Date : Vicinity of Mundung ni, Korea.

8 and 9 october 1951.

Citation : Sfc. Burris, a member of Company L, distinguished himself by conspicuous
gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty. On 8 October,
when his company encountered intense fire from an entrenched hostile force, Sfc. Burris
charged forward alone, throwing grenades into the position and destroying approximately
15 of the enemy. On the following day, spearheading a renewed assault on enemy positions
on the next ridge, he was wounded by machine gun fire but continued the assault, reaching
the crest of the ridge ahead of his unit and sustaining a second wound. Calling for a 57mm.
recoilless rifle team, he deliberately exposed himself to draw hostile fire and reveal the enemy
position. The enemy machine gun emplacement was destroyed. The company then moved
forward and prepared to assault other positions on the ridge line. Sfc. Burris, refusing evacuation
and submitting only to emergency treatment, joined the unit in its renewed attack but fire from
hostile emplacement halted the advance. Sfc. Burris rose to his feet, charged forward and
destroyed the first emplacement with its heavy machine gun and crew of 6 men. Moving out to
the next emplacement, and throwing his last grenade which destroyed this position, he fell mortally
wounded by enemy fire. Inspired by his consummate gallantry, his comrades renewed a spirited
assault which overran enemy positions and secured Hill 605, a strategic position in the battle
for "Heartbreak Ridge," Sfc. Burris' indomitable fighting spirit, outstanding heroism, and gallant
self-sacrifice reflect the highest glory upon himself, the infantry and the U.S. Army.


Rank: Master Sergeant Organisation : US army 
Tribes : Sioux War : Korean War
Born: Unknow

Place/Date : Korea, 20 october 1951.

Citation : Master Sergeant Woodrow W. Keeble distinguished himself by acts
of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an
armed enemy near Sangsan-ni, Korea, on October 20, 1951. On that day,
Master Sergeant Keeble was an acting platoon leader for the support platoon in
Company G, 19th Infantry, in the attack on Hill 765, a steep and rugged position
that was well defended by the enemy. Leading the support platoon, Master Sergeant
Keeble saw that the attacking elements had become pinned down on the slope by
heavy enemy fire from three well-fortified and strategically placed enemy positions.
With complete disregard for his personal safety, Master Sergeant Keeble dashed forward
and joined the pinned-down platoon. Then, hugging the ground, Master Sergeant Keeble
crawled forward alone until he was in close proximity to one of the hostile machine-gun
emplacements. Ignoring the heavy fire that the crew trained on him, Master Sergeant
Keeble activated a grenade and threw it with great accuracy, successfully destroying the
position. Continuing his one-man assault, he moved to the second enemy position and
destroyed it with another grenade. Despite the fact that the enemy troops were now
directing their firepower against him and unleashing a shower of grenades in a frantic attempt
to stop his advance, he moved forward against the third hostile emplacement, and skillfully
neutralized the remaining enemy position. As his comrades moved forward to join him,
Master Sergeant Keeble continued to direct accurate fire against nearby trenches, inflicting
heavy casualties on the enemy. Inspired by his courage, Company G successfully moved
forward and seized its important objective. The extraordinary courage, selfless service, and
devotion to duty displayed that day by Master Sergeant Keeble was an inspiration to all around
him and reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


Rank: Private First Class

Organisation : US army - 179th infantry regiment

45th infantry division.

Tribes : Cherokee War : Korean War
Born: 23 august 1932 - Cherokee, north Carolina

Place/Date : Near Songnae dong, Korea.

30 november 1952.

Citation : Pfc. George, a member of Company C, distinguished himself by conspicuous
gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against
the enemy on the night of 30 November 1952. He was a member of a raiding party
committed to engage the enemy and capture a prisoner for interrogation. Forging up the
rugged slope of the key terrain feature, the group was subjected to intense mortar and
machine gun fire and suffered several casualties. Throughout the advance, he fought valiantly
and, upon reaching the crest of the hill, leaped into the trenches and closed with the enemy in
hand-to-hand combat. When friendly troops were ordered to move back upon completion of the
assignment, he and 2 comrades remained to cover the withdrawal. While in the process of
leaving the trenches a hostile soldier hurled a grenade into their midst. Pfc. George shouted a
warning to 1 comrade, pushed the other soldier out of danger, and, with full knowledge of the
consequences, unhesitatingly threw himself upon the grenade, absorbing the full blast of the
explosion. Although seriously wounded in this display of valor, he refrained from any outcry which
would divulge the position of his companions. The 2 soldiers evacuated him to the forward aid
station and shortly thereafter he succumbed to his wound. Pfc. George's indomitable courage,
consummate devotion to duty, and willing self-sacrifice reflect the highest credit upon himself and
uphold the finest traditions of the military service.


Rank: Boatswain's mate First Class

Organisation : US navy 

River Section 531

Tribes : Cherokee War : Vietnam War
Born: 13 june 1930 - Rock hill, south Carolina

Place/Date : Mekong River, Republic of vietnam.

31 october 1966.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above
and beyond the call of duty. PO1c. Williams was serving as Boat Captain and Patrol
Officer aboard River Patrol Boat (PBR) 105 accompanied by another patrol boat when
the patrol was suddenly taken under fire by 2 enemy sampans. PO1c. Williams immediately
ordered the fire returned, killing the crew of 1 enemy boat and causing the other sampan
to take refuge in a nearby river inlet. Pursuing the fleeing sampan, the U.S. patrol
encountered a heavy volume of small-arms fire from enemy forces, at close range, occupying
well-concealed positions along the river bank. Maneuvering through this fire, the patrol
confronted a numerically superior enemy force aboard 2 enemy junks and 8 sampans augmented
by heavy automatic weapons fire from ashore. In the savage battle that ensued, PO1c. Williams,
with utter disregard for his safety exposed himself to the withering hail of enemy fire to direct
counter-fire and inspire the actions of his patrol. Recognizing the overwhelming strength of the
enemy force, PO1c. Williams deployed his patrol to await the arrival of armed helicopters. In the
course of his movement his discovered an even larger concentration of enemy boats. Not waiting
for the arrival of the armed helicopters, he displayed great initiative and boldly led the patrol
through the intense enemy fire and damaged or destroyed 50 enemy sampans and 7 junks.
This phase of the action completed, and with the arrival of the armed helicopters, PO1c. Williams
directed the attack on the remaining enemy force. Now virtually dark, and although PO1c. Williams
was aware that his boats would become even better targets, he ordered the patrol boats' search
lights turned on to better illuminate the area and moved the patrol perilously close to shore to
press the attack. Despite a waning supply of ammunition the patrol successfully engaged the enemy
ashore and completed the rout of the enemy force. Under the leadership of PO 1 c. Williams, who
demonstrated unusual professional skill and indomitable courage throughout the 3 hour battle, the
patrol accounted for the destruction or loss of 65 enemy boats and inflicted numerous casualties on
the enemy personnel. His extraordinary heroism and exemplary fighting spirit in the face of grave risks
inspired the efforts of his men to defeat a larger enemy force, and are in keeping with the finest
traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.


Rank: Petty Officer Organisation : US navy 
Tribes : Cherokee War : Vietnam War

Born: 23 march 1949

Greenville, South Carolina

Place/Date : Republic of Vietnam. 31 october 1972.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above
and beyond the call of duty while participating in a daring operation against enemy
forces. PO Thornton, as Assistant U.S. Navy Advisor, along with a U.S. Navy lieutenant
serving as Senior Advisor, accompanied a 3-man Vietnamese Navy SEAL patrol on an
intelligence gathering and prisoner capture operation against an enemy-occupied naval
river base. Launched from a Vietnamese Navy junk in a rubber boat, the patrol reached
land and was continuing on foot toward its objective when it suddenly came under heavy
fire from a numerically superior force. The patrol called in naval gunfire support and then
engaged the enemy in a fierce firefight, accounting for many enemy casualties before
moving back to the waterline to prevent encirclement. Upon learning that the Senior Advisor
had been hit by enemy fire and was was believed to be dead, PO Thornton returned through
a hail of fire to the lieutenant's last position; quickly disposed of 2 enemy soldiers about to
overrun the position, and succeeded in removing the seriously wounded and unconscious
Senior Naval Advisor to the water's edge. He then inflated the lieutenant's lifejacket and towed
him seaward for approximately 2 hours until picked up by support craft. By his extraordinary
courage and perseverance, PO Thornton was directly responsible for saving the life of his superior
officer and enabling the safe extraction of all patrol members, thereby upholding the highest
traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.