30 Nov '12, 5pm

FACT: During World War I, more than 12,000 Native American men and women served in uniform

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army has always embraced the philosophy that the strength of our nation comes from the diversity of its people. That's why it's important for Soldiers of all backgrounds to take time to note the contributions of others. Since the beginning of November, we have been recognizing the historical contributions of Native Americans, the original people of our land. Native Americans have distinguished themselves in the past couple of centuries. They have contributed immensely to our history, guiding our understanding of becoming responsible stewards of land, humility and honor. It shouldn't be surprising that for more than 200 years, Native Americans have served with distinction in the United States military, as well. During World War I, more than 12,000 Native American men and women served in uniform. That number doubled in World War II. Native American ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/92067/

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