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Northern Cheyenne veteran proud of WWII service

Ray Brady, an 80-year-old member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, is proud to have served in World War II.

Brady was 17 when he volunteered to join the Army. He was sent to Europe, where he specialized in chemical warfare and jumped from planes in major missions. He saw a lot of battle and damage but returned home "a healthy Indian," in his own words.

According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 185,000 American Indian and Alaska Native veterans today.

Get the Story:
Former Lame Deer soldier proud to have served (The Billings Gazette 11/11)

Relevant Links:
National Native American Veterans Association -

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