Hopi Code Talkers – Life and Legacy

Hopi Code Talker Recognition Day – April 23

In World War II, my great grandfather , PFC Perry Honani Sr and a group of Hopi men were assigned to the Army 81st Infantry “Wildcat” Division, Army Air Corps 380th Bombardment Group and 90th Bombardment Group. They served in the campaigns throughout the Peleliu, Anquar, Philippines and others along the Southeast Asia Pacific. Continue reading

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In a Fingernail

When I was 9 years old, my uncle Kerry paid me in cheeseburgers to clean this traditional medicine used in Native American ceremonies. After an hour of picking the small bits of fur with my fingernails, I started to complain about it getting under my fingernails. My uncle took my little hand, held it up to my face and pointed to the green caked fingernail. “This medicine can take you anywhere your heart desires. Even all over the world – anywhere! If you really want it.”, he exclaimed. Continue reading