Learn about the story of Lieutenant William Van Wyck Reily's signet ring lost during the Battle of the Little Bighorn and eventually recovered and returned to his family.
In Episode 7 Dr Viola shares stories of Carson Walks Over Ice counting coup as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Dr Viola became friends with Carson Walks Over Ice while working on his book Warriors in Uniform.
In Episode 6 Dr Viola shares insights into the fascinating role American Indian code talkers played during World War I ultimately leading to the end of the war.
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In episode 5 Dr Viola discusses the important roles Native Americans have played in the US military and the National Native American Veterans Memorial.
In Episode 4 Dr Viola shares stories about his friendship with Joe Medicine Crow and reads a few letters he received over the years from Joe. Dr Viola also shares a story about meeting former US Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
In episode 3 of Dr Viola's podcast, he shares 4 stories about American Indian Valor in Combat.
The stories feature:
- Lori Piestewa
- Moses Neptune
- Otis Leader
- Joe Medicine Crow
Dr Herman J. Viola shares a fascinating story about visiting the Rhone American Military Cemetery in Draguignan, France and how the experience began by asking the simple question "are there American Indians buried here?"
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Dr Herman J. Viola shares a story from Joe Medicine Crow about the Battle of the Littlebighorn and Joe's experience in World War II 'counting coup' against the Germans.
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