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A Soldier's Story: Captain Charles Walter Veach



Captain Charles Walter Veach was born on May 18, 1884, in Caddo, Oklahoma.

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

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

After the war, Captain Charles Veach returned to the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma, serving on the tribal council and representing 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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See Also:

Captain Charles Walter Vetch

Corporal Peter Maytubby

Corporal Tobias William Frazier

Corporal Solomon Bond Louis

Private First Class Ben Carterby

Private First Class Joseph Oklahombi

Private Joseph Harvey Davenport