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Jodi Rave: Native veterans are the unsung heroes


"Who's your hero?

Most of us know someone we admire and respect, someone we put on a pedestal.

These days, as a nation, we have tens of thousands of new heroes to celebrate. These are the men and women who have volunteered to wear a U.S. military uniform.

The war in Iraq has taken these airmen, soldiers, Marines and sailors far from the safety of their homes and sent them to foreign lands.

As of Friday, at least 2,845 U.S. troops had died in the war with Iraq.

More than 21,600 troops had been wounded.

By now, we all know stories of the dead, the wounded, the heroes.

But we're also a nation with unsung heroes. How many of us know about Native veterans?

Thankfully, Hollywood - because few mediums beat the power of film - has taken note of Native contributions to U.S. war efforts, past and present."

Get the Story:
Jodi Rave: Native soldiers have long been unsung heroes (The Missoulian 11/11)

Relevant Links:
Jodi Rave - http://www.missoulian.com/jodirave

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