Honoring Our Veterans

Recognizing the Accomplishments of Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, learn about some of the brave men and women who have served both the United States and the Chickasaw Nation.

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Beaulah Shavney

A brave military veteran, treasured elder and proud Chickasaw citizen
Shavney was a proud Chickasaw woman and an original member of the Women's Army Auxiliary during World War II.

Bill Scott

His selfless sacrifice is a reflection of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw warrior spirit
Born in 1933, Bill Scott is a proud Korean War veteran and member of the Chickasaw Nation.

Colbert Latimer "Bud" Baker

Embodied the entrepreneurial spirit of his heritage by leading his family-owned company
He is the founder of Chickasaw Distributors, Inc., an officially recognized Native American company.

Edgar Allen Asbury, Junior

A courageous military serviceman honored for his selfless acts of courage
He was a proud Chickasaw and decorated member of the military who was awarded a Bronze Arrowhead, Battle Stars and a Purple Heart for his service.

Gene Arpelar

Loving the country he served
Gene Arpelar is a Chickasaw veteran of the U.S. Navy whose time abroad deepened his love for America.

Gene "Nashoba" Thompson

A patriot for the United States and for the Chickasaw Nation
Eugene "Nashoba" Thompson is a patriot for the United States and for the Chickasaw Nation.

James E. "Jim" Amerson

A Korean War veteran who honorably represented his Chickasaw heritage
Amerson has spent his life honorably representing his Chickasaw heritage through his many accomplishments.

Jay & Mike Mitchell

Brothers and military servicemen who have honored their nation and their tribe
Jay & Mike Mitchell are two brothers who have honored their nation and their tribe through years of service in the Oklahoma National Guard.

Jerry Brown

A patriotic WWII veteran with deep Chickasaw roots
Jeraldine "Jerry" Brown said it was her Chickasaw family members who taught her how to love life.

Thelma "Chincie" Ross

Military veteran devoted to furthering the progress of the Native American people
Ross dedicated much of her life to tribal involvement and furthering the progress of the Native American people.

Nathaniel Thomas

A Navy Veteran Following God's Path
After WWII, Chickasaw citizen Nathaniel Thomas answered God's call and became a minister.

Overton M. Buck Cheadle

Hall-of-fame coach, World War II veteran and public servant to the Chickasaw Nation
Cheadle was born the grandson of fellow Chickasaw Hall of Famer Martin Van Buren and went on to serve the Chickasaw Nation throughout his life.

Lt. Colonel Raymond Harvey

Awarded America's highest and most prestigious military honor for his extraordinary acts of valor
The late Lt. Colonel Raymond Harvey spent a life of selfless and heroic service in the United States Army.

Rebecca Owens

Committed to Helping Fellow Veterans
Rebecca Owens is just one in a long line of venerable Chickasaw warrior women.