Joseph's Citations
The following are some of Joseph Oklahombi's citations and medals!

 

The following are some of Joseph Oklahombi's citations and medals!

For his bravery, Joseph received the American Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre, or War Cross from the French government.
He also received the unofficial title of "Oklahoma's Greatest War Hero of WW1."

United States Awarded Joseph Oklahombi the Silver Star  The French Croix de Guerre

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Joseph Spoke No English
He walked 26 miles to volunteer for the United States Army. He left behind his young wife and baby son.
No Grenades Used A Potato
The unit had no grenades, Joseph carved one out of a potato and went over the top earlier than his company.
Joseph's War Cry Of A Panther
This startled the Germans and Joseph was able to run to the first German machine gun nest and take control of it until the rest of the men in his unit arrived.
Held 171 German Prisoners
The men then turned the enemy’s own guns on them and held 171 Germans prisoner for four days under constant barrage of high explosives and gas shells.