American Indians have participated in every single war since the Revolutionary War. Almost 26,000 served in the Korean War. More than 5,000 died. 650 are still unaccounted for
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow W. Keeble became the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor (posthumously) during a White House ceremony on March 3, 2008. Born in 1917 in Waubay, S.D., on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Reservation, MSG Keeble risked his life to save his fellow soldiers. For actions in combat, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.