Wednesday Hero

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Cpl. Lloyd OliverCpl. Lloyd Oliver
88 years old from Glendale, Arizona
April 23, 1923 – March 16, 2011
U.S. Marines

“Am I a hero? I don’t know.  Yeah. I’ll be a hero.  I’ll go for that. Yeah.”

Wednesday Hero profiled the Code Talkers way back in 2005.  But this week it is honoring Cpl. Lloyd Oliver.  Cpl. Oliver was one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers.  He joined the Marines in 1942 at the age of 19 because he wanted to serve his country.  Which he did, proudly, for three years.  In 2001 he received the Congressional Gold Medal for being one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers.  He passed away on March 16 of pancreatitis.  Cpl. Oliver was only one of two remaining original Navajo Code Talkers.

Not only have we lost a great man, a brave man, but a piece of history is another step closer to being gone forever.  We must keep them, and their place in it, alive for future generations.

You can read more about Cpl. Lloyd Oliver here and here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday.  For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Christopher Lee (Kawaistiyowa)

Conservative/Geek/Fútbol Fan/Music Addict/Awesome Dude

7 Comments on “Wednesday Hero

  1. It makes me so sad when I read these obituaries of great, brave men. Not only have we lost a hero but as you so beautifully said another piece of history is gone.I so honor these brave men and women who served. My prayers go out to Cpl. Lloyd Oliver and his family and I thank him in my prayers for his bravery.

  2. No one ever broke their code. They were indeed amazing and such great heroes.Have a terrific day Mike. Big hug. 🙂

  3. Mountain Woman,yes it is sad when we lose a peice of living history.Sandee, they only way that code could have been broken was to get their hands on one of the talkers since their language was not written down.

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