A Soldier's Story: Captain Charles Walter Veach - WWI, Mexican Expedition, Veteran

A short biopic of Captain Charles Walter Veach
Captain Charles Walter Veach was born on May 18, 1884, in Caddo, Oklahoma.

Joining the Oklahoma National Guard, he was first mobilized for a dispute called the Crazy Snake Rebellion before being mobilized for the Mexican Expedition, where the Oklahoma National Guard was deployed to the Texas border.

During WWI, the Oklahoma National Guard was absorbed by the U.S. Army's 142nd Divison, where he and other members of the Choctaw tribe first used a Native American language to confound enemy troops and setting the stage for further Native American Code Talkers in the U.S. Military.

After the war, Captain Veach returned to the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma, serving on the tribal council and represented the Choctaw Nation in the Camp Council of the Five Civilized Tribes.

Captain Charles Walter Veach died on October 13, 1966, and rests in the Highland Cemetary of Durant, Oklahoma.

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