Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lloyd Oliver, Among Last of Original Code Talkers



A WWII Heroe died today and there is nothing in the media about the loss of this great man.

Below is the link to AZCentral news obit.

Lloyd Oliver, among last of original Code Talkers, dies at 87

RIP, Mr Oliver. Well Done, SIR!

9 comments:

Stacy Lynn said...

Well done, Mr. Oliver. RIP

Mike Golch said...

Rest in Peace,Mr Oliver.Thank you for your service.

Mala said...

Thank you for sharing. Every day our country loses another treasure like Lloyd Oliver.

Ed said...

Thanks for letting everyone know about this Great American.

Rancher Mom said...

Thank you for sharing this! I have always been fascinated by the stories of the Code Talkers.

The Minute Man's Wife said...

Is it sad that I've never even heard the term "Code Talker" before? Thanks for posting this. I love learning new things! I think it's great that you are keeping history alive!

Coffeypot said...

Despite the prejudices of the time, these men served honorably and bravely. Just like the Nisei (Americans of Japanese heritage) who were not allowed to fight in the Pacific because there were not trusted to fight their own type people, so the were sent to Europe where they won 21 MOH’s and numerous Bronz and Silver Stars for bravery; people o f color who fought bravely but not rewarded medals until 40 years later, or the Tuskegee Airmen who could only fly with other backs, yet never lost a bomber to German fighters, these Nisei’s fought well and served honorably to come home to unchanged bigotry and hate. Not from me. I would love to meet and shake the hand of everyone left and thank him.

The Reckmonster said...

I remember when I was little, my dad told me about the code talkers and I was fascinated! Such a shame that this wasn't on the national news, but HIGH FIVE to you, Coffey, for letting us know. And eternal gratitude to folks like Lloyd Oliver.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

What an amazing man.