195 VVN – Tony LittleHawk, Native American Vietnam Vet

Tony Littlehawk

Tony LittleHawk, an Army Vietnam veteran, Cherokee tribe member and sun dancer, performs a spiritual cleansing. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard

Tony Littlehawk is a Vietnam Veteran who helps verify my contention the Vietnam Generation is as great as any. He joined the Army and became an airborne infantry medic. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division when they went into the Dominican Republic and then he volunteered for duty in Vietnam.

His offer was accepted and the Army shipped him to Vietnam and assigned him to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He immediately signed up for the long range reconnaissance patrol and spent a year going on patrols and taking care of both military and civilian sick and wounded.

After his time in the military he has become a spiritual advisor and spends his remaining days helping his fellow Native Americans. Tony Littlehawk is a tribute to his country and his people.


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