When he joined the Navy, CPN member Tyler Vinson thought military service seemed like a viable option for building a skill set, traveling and gaining real-world experience.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Justin Swarb sought to fulfill his desire to see the world when he enrolled in the military right out of high school.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center regularly honors and recognizes Tribal servicemen and women. The Veterans Spotlight case currently highlights Darling family descendant Denny Hopkins who served the United States as a U.S. Navy quartermaster.
After founding and ministering at several churches in Oklahoma and Kansas, Charles LeClair felt called back to the military. He became the first Native American Southern Baptist chaplain in the Army and attended Fort Hamilton chaplain school in New York.
Bozho, The CPN Veterans Organization had a very productive 2015, and 2016 promises to be a good year as well. On 14 December 2015 a webinar was aired titled “An Overview of PTSD and Treatment Perspectives AmongNative American Veterans.” Native scholar and tribal veteran Greg Urquhart facilitated this program which was recorded, archived and can Read More »