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Wichita Veterans

 

Four Flags

 

 

Welcome Veterans! This page is dedicated to Wichita tribal veterans who served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Veterans Assessment

 

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is considering putting a Veterans program in place for Fiscal Year 2018.  We would like your input on how to get the information we need from Veterans, input on what you would like to see in a Veterans program and suggestions on a new monument for the Tribe.

 

  • Sequoyah National Research Center Searching For WWI Era Veterans' Information

 

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) has contacted the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes for help in identifying tribal members who served in the armed forces during the WWI era.

 

The SNRC is working with the World War I Centennial Commission to create a web page on American Indians in World War I. Their goal is to create as complete a record as possible for an online veteran's database of the 12,000 American Indian servicemen who served during the First World War.

 

The Tribe can identify some of our WWI veterans from the names on the Warrior's Monument, but we have little to no information on their service records. The SNRC is looking for details such as their full name, tribe, hometown, rank, military unit, dates of birth and death, date of enlistment, any honors received, and photographs.

 

The Cultural/Language Program will be coordinating the Tribe's involvement in this worthy project. We will be publishing a list of WWI veterans from the Warrior's Monument in an upcoming newsletter and are requesting any information that family members may have about them or any other WWI veteran who does not appear on the list.

 

Tribal members who have information to share are encouraged to contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425, Ext. 169 or at gary.mcadams@wichitatribe.com.

 

  • Service Info Needed for Wichita Veterans Memorial

 

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is assisting in updating the names of the Wichita Warriors Memorial located in front of the Administration Building. To help with this process, please email newsletter@wichitatribe.com with your family member's name, picture, and service information (scan of DD-214 if available). Click on the following link to review the names of the Wichita veterans who are currently on the Memorial.

 

  • Wichita veteran's park consultation meetings:

The Wichita Executive Committee and the staff of the Wichita Tribal History Center will host its follow-up meeting to plan a Veterans Memorial Park. This park will be located near the flag poles located on the ground of the Wichita Tribal History Center.All Wichita veterans are invited to participate.

 

  • The follow-up meeting will be held at noon Friday July 20, 2018 at the Wichita Community Building, 1.25 miles north of Anadarko on Highway 281.

 

Advice and counsel by tribal veterans is needed to assist with the initial phase of the project.

 

For more information, please contact the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Administration offices at 405-247-2425.

 

For those who need a ride to the July 20 meeting, please call 405-247-2425 and ask for Kay Ahtone. She will need your name, address and a contact phone number. Please request a ride by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

 

  • Wichita Veterans Needed!

The Wichita Annual Dance Committee is looking for veterans who would be willing to help with the morning flag raising. We need at least two veterans to conduct the flag raisings at 8:00 AM on August 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Interested veterans should contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425, Ext. 169 or by email at gary.mcadams@wichitatribe.com.  

 

  • A description of the Veterans Curation Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins on Page 12. To apply, click here.