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Basil Heth, American Legion commander for McBride Post No. 257, ties his headdress before entering with the colors carried by Roy Wade, right, before the start of Wednesday’s ceremony honoring the Yankton Sioux code talkers of both world wars at the Fort Randall Casino and Hotel near Pickstown. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Tribal members honored for role as code talkers

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By Marcus Traxler

PICKSTOWN — Karen Walker watched the television in amazement, witnessing more than 300 families getting honored in November for the role of code talkers in World War I and World War II in Washington, D.C.


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