1950-53: American Indians enlist for war in Korea
The Korean War begins. U.S. military records fail to completely account for American Indian and Alaska Native enlistment during the Korean conflict. Experts agree that about 10,000 Indians serve. Among the enlisted men is Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Northern Cheyenne, a high school dropout who will become a U.S. senator from Colorado.
“There is a camaraderie that transcends ethnicity when you serve your country overseas in wartime.” —Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Northern Cheyenne
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