Capt. Ann Agnes Bernatitus became the first person to receive the Legion of Merit medal in 1942 for her courageous decision to treat Filipino and American soldiers even while Bataan was being bombed during World War II. READ MORE: http://www.filipiknow.net/philippine-heroes-with-foreign-blood/
Onieta M. "Skeets" Crosswhite (May 8, 1915 - May 31, 2008) was a cryptographer in World War II, serving in Women's Army Corp attached to the Fifth Air Force in Hollandia, New Guinea, Leyte and Manila in the Philippines. She wrote home using her own code for her parents.
Last Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts dies at 86. When the towers of the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, Clarence Wolf Guts asked his son to call the U.S. Dept. of Defense to see if the country needed his code talking abilities to find Osama Bin Laden. Wolf Guts was in his late 70s at the time, so his son, Don Doyle, did not make the call, but said the request personified his father's love of country. "He still wanted to help. He was trying to still be patriotic." ~Doyle..