The Battle - Panther War Cry
I have heard stories about that incident for years but from the German side. I was an intelligence officer in Europe for many years and I heard that first hand from a German officer who is also the one who corrected my misunderstanding of who the first code talkers were and told me about the Patrol that turned out to be Pvt. Oklahombi.

 

Information on the battle on October 8,1918   >>Pvt. Joseph Oklahombi/ US Army
St.Etienne, France :: Near St. Etienne-Orfevil Road near Blanc Mont

Americans:
141st Infantry, 36th Division, Company D but because of the confusion could be C or D

Germans:
195th German Empire Infantry Division / 213th German Empire Infantry Division

Prussians:
17th / 14th Reserve

panther1This information was sent to us by a man who writes a military blog:
We were especially interested in the Indian war cry part. We are wondering if there Is any information on the Choctaw Indians and possible any information about the Battle on Oct. 8th? Can you ask them first if that story sounds familiar or if you can search by using “Choctaw Indians”?

"German accounts tell of the sound of whooping, savage, blood curdling, war cries followed screams…  then another gun would fall silent and eventually spring back to life bearing down on German positions.  Four days and nights the Choctaw Doughboys terrorized German positions. Almost 80 Germans lost their lives and 171 chose to surrender on the fourth day of the battle." (excerpt from his blog and I asked him where he got the story)

His response:
Thank you, I wish I could point to a document for you … I have heard stories about that incident for years but from the German side. I was an intelligence officer in Europe for many years and I heard that first hand from a German officer who is also the one who corrected my misunderstanding of who the first code talkers were and told me about the Patrol that turned out to be Pvt. Oklahombi.  I’m sure there are accounts out there but.  I’ve heard the story too many times from too many unrelated people. 

He was also somewhat of a historian (why we were friends) and he told me about the end of WW1 and the confusion the Codetalkers caused in France.  I cannot document his accounts of war cries definitively but I will tell you I trusted the man with my life and I heard same stories told by old Germans many times.  They had incredible respect for the Native Americans.

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.