This Web Story features John Kinsel Sr., who served as a Navajo code talker in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He served in Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Guam, and Bougainville Island as a member of the 3rd Marine Division. He received a Purple Heart for a leg wound sustained at Iwo Jima in 1989 and a Congressional Silver Medal for his service as a Navajo code talker. We honor his service.
All Web Stories have been adapted from the Veteran of the Day posts at the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VAntage Point.
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