Military hall to recognize Okla tribe code talkers

Oklahoma City (AP) September 2012

Choctaw Nation code talkers who served in two world wars and the first Oklahoma National Guard female general will be among those inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame Nov. 9.

The Oklahoman reported in Sunday’s editions that Choctaw code talkers used their native language on the battlefields against the German army in World War I and World War II.

Maj. Gen. LaRita A. Aragon will be honored for her military service. Aragon was an educator before entering the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Others being inducted are John Prichard; 1874 Calvary scout Amos Chapman and Col. Charles DeBellevue. Capt. Boyd Barclay and Command Sgt. Maj. Everett Bagley Jr., also are being honored.

Maj. Kenneth D. Bailey, Lt. Col. Orville Munson and Capt. Vincent Kimberlin also will be inducted.