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American Indians have participated with distinction in United States military actions for more than 200 years. Their courage, determination, and fighting spirit were recognized by American military leaders as early as the 18th century.

Native Americans have the highest record of service per capita when compared to other ethnic groups. The reasons behind this disproportionate contribution are complex and deeply rooted in traditional American Indian culture. In many respects, Native Americans are no different from others who volunteer for military service. They do, however, have distinctive cultural values which drive them to serve their country. One such value is their proud warrior tradition.

In part, the warrior tradition is a willingness to engage the enemy in battle. This characteristic has been clearly demonstrated by the courageous deeds of Native Americans in combat. However, the warrior tradition is best exemplified by the following qualities said to be inherent to most if not all Native American societies: strength, honor, pride, devotion, and wisdom. These qualities make a perfect fit with military tradition.

The Pine Point community is proud our Anishinabe Ogitchida, Protectors of the People. We honor them at pow wows and ceremonies. A veteran’s wall has been erected in the community center. Pine Point veterans have followed their great traditions as brave warriors through the battles of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq/Afghanistan and other conflicts.

U.S. Armed forces symbols

Name Service Branch Era
Adams, George U.S. Army WWII
Adams, John U.S. Army WWI
Adams, Joseph U.S. Army WWII
Adams, Lawrence U.S. Army  
Adams, Sullivan (Red) U.S. Army WWII
Annette, Franklin U.S. Marine Corp.  
Annette, Harold U.S. Navy Korean
Annette, John B. U.S. Army National Guard 1998-2005
Annette, William U.S. Navy Korean
Armstrong, Donald U.S. Marine Corp.  
Arthur, Alfred U.S. Army  
Arthur, Kenneth L. U.S. Army Vietnam
Arthur, Raymond F. U.S. Army  
Arthur, Richard U.S. Army Vietnam
Axdahl, David N. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Axdahl, Duane A. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Badboy, Calvin D. U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam
Badboy, George U.S. Army WWII
Badboy, Kenneth U.S. Army Vietnam
Badboy, Michael U.S. Army WWII
Badboy, William U.S. Army WWII
Bagley, Joseph U.S. Army WWII
Basswood, Albert Jr. U.S. Army Vietnam
Basswood, Dawn A. W.A.C. 1990-1998
Basswood, Delmar J. U.S. Army Vietnam
Basswood, Kenneth F. U.S. Army  
Basswood, Randy U.S. Army  
Basswood, Richard L. Sr. U.S. Army Korean
Basswood, Roland L. U.S. Army Vietnam
Beason, David U.S. Army  
Beason, Harry U.S. Army WWII
Bellanger, Benedict U.S. Army  
Bellanger, Francis U.S. Navy WWII
Bellanger, Leonard Sr. U.S. Army Vietnam
Bellanger, William U.S. Army WWII
Bigbear, George (Cubby) U.S. Army  
Black, Harry U.S. Army WWI
Black, Raymond U.S. Army WWII
Bloom, Alvin Sr. U.S. Air Force  
Boldt, Donovan U.S. Air Force  
Bonga, Donald E. U.S. Army  
Bonga, Ernest U.S. Army  
Bonga, Harvey S. U.S. Army Reserves 1985-1993
Bonga, Joseph H. U.S. Army  
Bonga, Patrick U.S. Army  
Bonga, Richard M. U.S. Air Force  
Boswell, Charles U.S. Marine Corp.  
Boswell, David U.S. Marine Corp.  
Boswell, Fredrick Jr. U.S. Army  
Boswell, Gordon L. Sr. U.S. Army  
Boswell, Laverne C. U.S. Army  
Boswell, Lowell U.S. Marine Corp.  
Boswell, Mavis W.A.C.  
Boswell, Melvin C. (Ole) U.S. Army WWII/Korean
Boswell, Roger U.S. Navy  
Boswell, William Jr. U.S. Navy  
Bowstring, Nichelle U.S. Marine Corp.  
Branchaud, Martin U.S. Army WWII
Broker, Donald U.S. Army WWII
Broker, Fredrick U.S. Navy WWI
Broker, Henry U.S. Army WWI
Brown, Charlie U.S. Army WWII
Brown, David U.S. Army Vietnam
Brown, Harold U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam
Brown, John H. U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam
Brown, Robert U.S. Army WWII
Brown, Robert (Chucky) U.S. Army Vietnam
Brown, William U.S. Army Vietnam
Brunner, Albert Jr. U.S. Army Vietnam
Buckanaga, Andrew Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Buckanaga, Charles V. Sr. U.S. Army Korean
Buckanaga, Curtis L. U.S. Navy WWII
Buckanaga, Melvin J. Sr. U.S. Navy/U.S. Army WWII/Korean
Buckanaga, Thomas L. U.S. Air Force  
Bunker, Charles U.S. Army WWII
Bunker, Simon M. Jr. U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam
Burnette, Palmer U.S. Army WWII
Butcher, Gary U.S. Army Vietnam
Butcher, James U.S. Army  
Butcher, Joseph U.S. Army WWII
Butcher, Lawrence U.S. Army WWII
Butcher, Leonard U.S. Army  
Butcher, Louis U.S. Army  
Butcher, Ronald (Zuppy) U.S. Army Vietnam
Cassaway, Bernard U.S. Army  
Cassaway, Joseph U.S. Army  
Cassaway, Kenneth U.S. Army  
Chesley, Kenneth Wayne U.S. Army Vietnam
Chesley, Michael U.S. Army Vietnam
Clark, Anthony J. U.S. Army National Guard Baghdad Iraq
Clark, Clarence (Fagan) U.S. Army WWII
Clark, Clarence W. (Chief) U.S. Army  
Clark, Darrell G. U.S. Army  
Clark, Douglas C. U.S. Army 1976-1977
Clark, Duane T. U.S. Army  
Clark, Glenn L. Sr. U.S. Army  
Cloud, Bernard U.S. Navy WWII
Cloud, Herbert U.S. Navy WWII
Conklin, James U.S. Army  
Conklin, Kenneth Sr. U.S. Army  
Conklin, Timothy U.S. Navy  
Croud, John B. U.S. Army Vietnam
Croud, Joseph U.S. Army  
Eischens, Eugene U.S. Navy 1945-1947
Ellis, Delmar U.S. Army Vietnam
Ellis, George U.S. Army WWII
Ellis, Howard (Pee Wee) U.S. Navy Korean
Ellis, Jerome T. U.S. Army WWII
Ellis, Joseph V. U.S. Army WWII
Ellis, Leon U.S. Army Vietnam
Ellis, Leonard U.S. Navy  
Ellis, Vincent S. U.S. Army  
Ellis, William B. Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Ellis, William F. Jr. U.S. Navy  
Evans, Garrison U.S. Marine Corp. 1956-1959
Fairbanks, Delmas U.S. Navy  
Fairbanks, Douglas C. U.S. Marine Corp. WWII
Fairbanks, George (Joe Bush) U.S. Navy Korean
Fairbanks, George D. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Fairbanks, James U.S. Navy  
Fairbanks, Kenneth C. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Fairbanks, Kenneth G. U.S. Navy  
Fairbanks, Robert U.S. Army Vietnam
Fairbanks, Thomas James Jr. U.S. Navy Vietnam
Fairbanks, Thomas James Sr. U.S. Army WWI
Fairbanks, Timothy U.S. Army Vietnam
Fairbanks, Virgil (Cobby) U.S. Army Vietnam
Fineday, Duane Sr. U.S. Army  
Fineday, Franklin L. U.S. Army  
Fineday, George U.S. Army  
Fineday, James U.S. Army WWI
Fineday, Lester D. (Spud) U.S. Army Vietnam
French, Harry U.S. Army  
French, John U.S. Army Vietnam
French, Marvin J. U.S. Army Vietnam
French, Virgil U.S. Army Vietnam
Goodman, Charles U.S. Army  
Goodman, Emily Jean U.S. Army  
Goodman, George (Porgie) U.S. Army  
Goodman, James E. U.S. Army  
Goodman, John L. U.S. Army  
Goodman, Melvin Jr. U.S. Army Vietnam
Goodman, Myron J. U.S. Army WWII
Goodman, Ralph U.S. Army Vietnam
Greig, Gail U.S. Army WWII
Heinonen, Lester U.S. Army 1980-1988
Henry, Gordon D. Sr. U.S. Navy Korean/Vietnam
Henry, William (Billy) U.S. Army  
Hilden, John U.S. Army  
Hodder, Frank U.S. Army WWII
Hodder, George U.S. Army WWI
Hodges, Clayton T U.S. Navy 1990-1993
Hodges, Melba Buckanaga WAVES WWII
Hodges, Michael (Mickey) U.S. Army Vietnam
Howard, Cyril C. Jr. U.S. Air Force Vietnam
Howard, Cyril C. Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Howard, Robert F. U.S. Army Vietnam
Jackson, Lawrence (Sonny) U.S. Army WWII
Jackson, Maurice (Ditsy) U.S. Army Korean
Jacobsen, David N. U.S. Army Vietnam
Jacobsen, Herbert J. U.S. Army Vietnam
Jacobsen, Kenneth U.S. Army Vietnam
Jones, Delmas U.S. Navy  
Jones, George U.S. Army  
Jones, Harold (Paddy Jo) U.S. Air Force  
Jones, Samuel Jr. U.S. Army Korean
Jones, Samuel Sr. U.S. Army WWI
Jones, Thomas Jr. U.S. Air Force Korean
Jones, Wallace P. U.S. Army WWII
Jugg, Albert U.S. Army WWII
Keezer, Sewell Ohio Infintry Civil
Kettle, Harry Jr. U.S. Marine Corp. 1973-1975
Kettle, Harry Sr. U.S. Army Korean
King, Clifford (Tubby) U.S. Air Force  
King, Granville U.S. Navy  
King, Johnson U.S. Army WWI
Larson, Donovan (Swede ) U.S. Air Force  
Larson, Kevin U.S. Army Vietnam
Leitheiser, Charles R. U.S. Army  
Leitheiser, Gordon J. U.S. Air Force  
Leitheiser, William A. Jr. U.S. Navy  
Leitheiser, William F. Sr. U.S. Army  
Leonhardt, Fred National Guard 1965-1971
Litzau, Gary U.S. Navy Vietnam
Litzau, Kenneth U.S. Army Vietnam
Litzau, Robert U.S. Navy Vietnam
Martin, Amos U.S. Navy WWII
Martin, Everette U.S. Army  
Martin, George U.S. Army WWII
Martin, Harlan D. U.S. Navy  
Martin, John Frank U.S. Army WWII
Martin, Joseph U.S. Army WWII
Martin, Lawrence U.S. Army Korean/Vietnam
Mason, David U.S. Army WWII
Mason, Frank U.S. Army  
Mason, Gordon A. U.S. Air Force WWII
Mason, Henry L. U.S. Army  
Mason, Peter U.S. Air Force  
Mayberry, Clayton U.S. Army  
Mayberry, John U.S. Army  
Mayberry, Marvin U.S. Army  
McCarthy, Clinton L. Jr. U.S. Navy  
McCarthy, David U.S. Army  
McDonald, Paige U.S. Army WWII
Moore, John Taylor U.S. Army WWII
Moulton, Thomas L. U.S. Army WWI
Mountain, Benny U.S. Army WWII
Mountain, Kenneth U.S. Navy Vietnam
Neeland, Joseph Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Norcross, Calvin Sr. (Kelly) U.S. Army  
Norcross, Charles Jr. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Norcross, Charles Sr. U.S. Air Force  
Norcross, David U.S. Air Force Vietnam
Norcross, Douglas M. U.S. Navy  
Norcross, Francis U.S. Army WWI
Norcross, George Jr. U.S. Army  
Norcross, George Sr. U.S. Army WWI
Norcross, Malcolm U.S. Army  
Norcross, Victor R. Jr. U.S. Navy  
Norcross, Victor Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Norcross, William Jr. U.S. Army  
Norcross, William Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Ortley, Steven Jr. U.S. Army  
Ortley, Steven Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Ostrom, John U.S. Army  
Parker, Buster U.S. Army WWII
Parker, Michael J. U.S. Coast Guard WWII
Parker, Walter W. U.S. Navy WWII
Peake, Albert J. U.S. Army Vietnam
Peake, Delary J. U.S. Army  
Peake, George Minn Inf Civil
Peake, George F. U.S. Navy WWII
Peake, Harry J. U.S. Army WWII
Peake, Joseph E. U.S. Air Force  
Peake, Joseph F. U.S. Army WWI
Peake, Sylvester B. U.S. Air Force  
Peake, William J. U.S. Army  
Power, Larry U.S. Navy Vietnam
Redboy, William U.S. Army WWI
Reese, Edward Minn Infintry Civil
Robbins, John U.S. Navy 1946-1947
Roberts, Albert J. U.S. Air Force WWII
Roberts, Gerald (Jeep) U.S. Army 1981-1984
Roberts, Lyman U.S. Army  
Roberts, Martin G. U.S. Navy WWII
Roberts, Samuel U.S. Army  
Robertson, Elenore Ann W.A.C.  
Robertson, Gilbert U.S. Army  
Rock, Bernard U.S. Army Korean
Rock, Francis P. Jr. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Rock, Frank D. U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam
Rock, John S. U.S. Army  
Rock, Louis U.S. Army  
Rock, Melvin (Chitch) U.S. Marine Corp.  
Rock, Rueben J. U.S. Army  
Rock, Samuel J. U.S. Army  
Rock, Simon Jr. U.S. Army  
Rock, Simon Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Rock, Wallace U.S. Army WWII
Rock, William U.S. Air Force  
Rock, Willis U.S. Army WWII
Roy, Duane U.S. Army  
Roy, Gerald U.S. Army  
Roy, Harvey Jr. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Roy, Harvey Sr U.S. Army WWII
Sailor, Donald J. U.S. Army  
Sailor, Emmanuel Sr. U.S. Army  
Sailor, Frank U.S. Army WWI
Sailor, George U.S. Army WWII
Sailor, Ira M. U.S. Navy  
Sailor, Jacob U.S. Navy  
Sailor, Richard U.S. Army WWII
Sailor, Rueben S. U.S. Navy WWII
Shady, Dennis U.S. Army  
Shady, George U.S. Army WWII
Shady, Terrance J. U.S. Army  
Skadsheim, Rodney U.S. Army  
Skadsheim, Samuel J. U.S. Army  
Smith, Frank U.S. Marine Corp. WWI
Smith, Frank C. U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam
Smith, George H. U.S. Army WWII
Smith, George L. U.S. Army  
Smith, George S. U.S. Army WWII
Smith, Gordon Sr U.S. Army  
Smith, John Joseph U.S. Army WWII
Smith, Paul U.S. Army WWII
Smith, Thomas Jr. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Spry, Merlin U.S. Army WWII
St. Clair, Alvin U.S. Air Force WWII
St. Claire, Gordon B. U.S. Army WWII
Stevens, Daniel U.S. Army  
Stone, Andrew F. U.S. Army WWII
Stone, Charles U.S. Army WWII
Stone, Eugene Sr. U.S. Navy  
Stone, Fredrick U.S. Navy  
Stone, George Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Stone, Marvin J. U.S. Army  
Stone, Merlin J. U.S. Army Vietnam
Stone, Phillip U.S. Army WWII
Stone, Ralph U.S. Army 1961-1964
Stone, William J. U.S. Army  
Swan, James U.S. Army Korean
Swan, Lawrence R. U.S. Navy WWII
Swan, Louis U.S. Army WWI
Swan, Louis T. U.S. Army WWII
Swan, Maynard L. U.S. Army WWII/Korean
Swan, Richard E. U.S. Navy Korean
Swan, Robert (Skip) U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corp. WWII/Korean
Swan-Williams, Evanelle W.A.C. WWII
Taylor, Joseph U.S. Navy WWII
Taylor, Morale U.S. Army WWII
TeJohn, Alfred U.S. Army  
TeJohn, Elmer Jr. U.S. Army  
TeJohn, Elmer Sr. U.S. Army WWII
TeJohn, Frank (Bud) U.S. Army WWII
TeJohn, Fredrick U.S. Army  
TeJohn, George U.S. Navy WWII
TeJohn, James Lawrence U.S. Air Force  
TeJohn, James Sr. U.S. Army  
TeJohn, Leo (Moose) U.S. Army  
TeJohn, Richard U.S. Army  
TeJohn, Robert Jr. U.S. Army  
TeJohn, Robert Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Thunder, Jerome C. U.S. Army Korean
Thunder, John B. U.S. Army  
Thunder, Joseph M. U.S. Navy  
Thunder, Kenneth W. U.S. Marine Corp.  
Trotterschaud, Allen (Sonny) U.S. Army WWI
Trotterschaud, Gail W.A.C.  
Trotterschaud, Helen W.A.C.  
Trotterschaud, Maynard U.S. Army WWII
Vizenor, Alex U.S. Army WWII
Vizenor, Aloysious U.S. Army WWII
Vizenor, Arthur U.S. Army  
Vizenor, Charles U.S. Army Desert Storm
Vizenor, Delano U.S. Army  
Vizenor, Edward U.S. Army WWII
Vizenor, Joseph M. Jr. U.S. Army  
Vizenor, Joseph Sr. U.S. Army WWII
Vizenor, Magnus (Moxie) U.S. Army  
Vizenor, Mitchell U.S. Army WWII
Vizenor, Rita U.S. Air Force  
Vizenor, William U.S. Army  
Walker, Sharon Kay Buckanaga Naval Reserve  
Warren, George T. U.S. Army  
Warren, James U.S. Army  
Warren, Roger U.S. Army  
Weaver, Fred U.S. Army WWI
Weaver, Leonard U.S. Army  
Weaver, Orville U.S. Army  
Weaver, Terrence U.S. Army Vietnam
White, Leo A. U.S. Army WWII
Williams, Dennis W. U.S. Navy Vietnam
Williams, Patricia A U.S. Coast Guard 1981-1984
Willis, George U.S. Army WWII