In Episode 8 Dr Viola shares a fascinating story about Lieutenant William Van Wyck Reily’s signet ring that was lost during the Battle of the Little Bighorn where he died and the it’s eventual recovery and return to his family.
In Episode 7 Dr Viola shares stories of Carson Walks Over Ice counting coup as a Green Beret in Vietnam. Dr Viola became friends with Carson Walks Over Ice while working on his book Warriors in Uniform. Below is an except from the podcast: Today I would like to talk about my good friend […]Counting Coup, Plains Indians, Sun Dance, Warriors in Uniform
In episode 5 Dr Viola discusses the important roles Native Americans have played in the US military and the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Dr Viola traveled to Indian communities around the country speaking about the memorial and participated in reviewing applications for the final design.
Among the thousands of American Indians who served in World War II, two deserve special recognition for their shared exploits atop Mount Surabachi during the battle to capture Iwo Jima, the Japanese stronghold in the South Pacific. Both were eighteen-year old Marines. One—Ira Hamilton Hayes, applauded as a hero, achieved fame and notoriety; the other—Louis […]Ira Hamilton Hayes, Louis Charlo, World War II
In episode 3 of Dr Viola’s podcast he shares 4 stories about American Indian Valor in Combat. The stories feature: Lori Piestewa – The first American Indian woman to die in combat Moses Neptune – He was killed in combat the day before the WWI armistice Otis Leader – In WWI earned numerous medals including […]joe medicine crow, Lori Piestewa, Moses Neptune, Otis Leader
On Sunday, September 3, 2017, I was with a tour group visiting the Rhone American Military Cemetery in Draguignan, France. Mr. Dwight (Andy) Anderson, the Cemetery Superintendent and Representative of the American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC), welcomed us and led us on a thought-provoking and moving tour. Because of my work with the American […]Andrew Perry, Draguignan France, Rhone American Military Cemetery
In the first episode of my podcast I share a story about the Battle of the Little Bighorn as told to me by Joe Medicine Crow and another story from Joe about his experience in Word War II “counting coup” against the Germans. I will be adding more podcast episodes so check back soon. […]Battle of the Little Bighorn, joe medicine crow, podcast
On Sunday, September 3, 2017, I was with a tour group visiting the Rhone American Military Cemetery in Draguignan, France. Mr. Dwight (Andy) Anderson, the Cemetery Superintendent and Representative of the American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC), welcomed us and led us on a thought-provoking and moving tour. Because of my work with the American […]Draguignan, podcast