Posts Tagged world war ii

Lloyd Oliver, among last of original Code Talkers, dies at 87

In 1942 at age 19, he left the reservation to help in the war. After training as a Code Talker, he served on the islands of Guadalcanal, New Britain, Saipan and Peleliu. He was a corporal when the Marines cut him loose in 1945. When asked by an Arizona Republic reporter in 2001 about his [...]

Tags: ,

Oglala Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts laid to rest

STURGIS — Three rifle volleys echoed through the Hills Tuesday afternoon, bidding farewell to the nation’s last Oglala Lakota code talker. Clarence Wolf Guts, an 86-year-old World War II veteran, was laid to rest in the Black Hills National Cemetery with the Lord’s Prayer and drum beat resonating inside the rock rotunda. A procession of [...]

Tags: ,