30 Mar '16, 4pm

Decorated World War II hero, code talker Gilbert Horn Sr. dies

Decorated World War II hero, code talker Gilbert Horn Sr. dies

Decorated U.S. Army veteran Gilbert Horn Sr., who served in with the 5307th Composite Unit, also known as Merrill’s Marauders, died Sunday. Services for Horn will be held Wednesday at the Red Whip Center in Fort Belknap Agency. (Photo: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO) 7 CONNECT TWEET 1 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Gilbert Horn Sr., a decorated World War II veteran honored for his service as a Native American code talker, died Sunday at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. He was 92. Horn was born May 12, 1923, to Melvina and Jesse Iron Horn Sr., on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a member of the 163rd Infantry Battalion. Horn received specialized training in communications and encryption, then volunteered for special duty as a code talker, using his native Assiniboine Tribe language skills to disguise U.S. m...

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