Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Eagle Butte

Five additional Cheyenne River Code Talkers identified

On July 11, 2016 the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was informed that five additional Cheyenne River Code Talkers from World War I and II had been identified and confirmed.

The World War I veteran was Joe (Jobe) High Elk. The four World War II veterans were: Harry (Red Fox) Howard; William Miner; John Takes the Knife; and Levi Useful Heart.

On July 25, 2016, a delegation of three CRST Veterans accompanied the CRST Liaison Lyle Cook to the US Mint in Washington, DC to pick up the five CRST Code Talker Medals.

Upon returning, the medals were placed in the care of CRST Treasurer Benita Clark.

Prior to the receipt of of the medals, one eldest family member/relative of the Code Talker was identified with the assistance of the CRST Enrollment office.  The family member/relative was then contacted that their Father, Uncle or Grandfather had been identified as a Code Talker either in World War I or World War II.

An honoring ceremony will take place Saturday, September 3, 2016 right after the 7:00 p.m Labor Day Wacipi Grand