Choctaw code talkers

October 1, 2018

Eighteen Choctaw Soldiers of the 36th Infantry Division became the first Native Americans to use their language as a military code during the Meuse Argonne Offensive of World War I in Oct 1918 The Germans were in retreat within 72 hours Together with 32 other tribes the Choctaw will be honored for their service as code talkers in a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Nov 20 2013 at the US Capitol US Army photo

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Allen Cornwell is a self-employed business owner and an adjunct American History professor at a small college. He lives in rural Virginia and enjoys history, sports, old movies and visiting all types of museums. Cornwell has had a number of American history articles published and he earned his M. A. degree in American History from Virginia Commonwealth University. He can be contacted at:

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