Friday, March 10, 2006

In the Warrior Tradition

Father and son, Marvin and Dustin Weatherwax, of the Blackfeet Tribe were both honored by the Blackfeet Tribal Veterans. Both men have been Rangers. They have honored the Blackfeet and the United States. I am aware that Native Americans have served in large numbers in every conflict. But, I was still impressed with the statement that there are currently about 100 Blackfeet Tribal members currently serving in the military. They are to be admired and honored by all Americans.

Airborne Rangers Dustin and Marvin Weatherwax honored.
By John McGill, Glacier Reporter Editor
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 6:21 PM MST

Both were Airborne Rangers with the U.S. Army and both were stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. Dustin Weatherwax, at home on leave before returning to Ft. Benning, and his father Marvin Weatherwax were honored Monday, March 6, at Blackfeet Tribal Headquarters.

The elder Weatherwax noted the difficulty of making Ranger in the Army. “There were 106 in my class, and only 11 completed the training,” said Marvin. “In Dustin's class there were 86 that started, but only six completed the training.”

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