Choctaw Code Talkers

Inducted 2012

Choctaw Code Talkers

The US Army Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I and World War II have left a lasting legacy for the Choctaw Nation, the State of Oklahoma, and the United States of America. These Telephone Warriors were the very first Native Americans to use their native language on battlefields against the German Army during World War I and again, briefly, during World War II. Nineteen Choctaw Soldiers pioneered the use of Native American languages as a military code. Their exploits took place during the waning days of World War I.

The Choctaw Code Talkers' war deeds were forgotten and not spoken of because of military sensitivity until the late 1980s. The Congress of the United States has recognized their contributions during World War I and World War II, awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.

Private First Class Albert Billy
Private Mitchell Bobb
Corporal Victor Brown
Ben Carterby
Benjamin Colbert Jr
Private First Class George Edwin Davenport
Private Joseph Harvey Davenport
Corporal James Morrison Edwards
Corporal Tobias William Frazier
Private Benjamin Wilburn Hampton
Noel Johnson
Corporal Otis Wilson Leader
Corporal Solomon Bond Louis
Corporal Peter P. Maytubby
Jeff Nelson
Private First Class Joseph Oklahombi
Robert Taylor
Captain Charles Walter Veach
Corporal Calvin Wilson

Lieutenant Schlicht Billy
Private First Class Forrester Baker
Corporal Andrew Perry
Sergeant Davis Pickens