Okmulgee in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
February 1, 1918 - March 17, 2005
Chilocco Indian School Graduate
Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army Retired
Medal of Honor, World War II
Ernest Childers earned the Medal of Honor, the United States of America's highest military honor, when he was a 2nd Lt. in the Army's 45th Infantry Division at Oliveto, Italy on September 22, 1943.
"The American Indian has only one country to defend, and when you're picked on, the American Indian never turns his back."
~ Ernest Childers, Creek Indian ~
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II.
Location. 35° 38.761′ N, 95° 57.533′ W. Marker is in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee County. Memorial is on State Highway 56 east of U.S. 75, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okmulgee OK 74447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forced to Capitulate by Command or Shot out of the Sky: (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Lt. Kenneth Strang Memorial (approx. Trail of Tears (approx. 1.7 miles away); Creek Capitol (approx. 1.8 miles away); Samuel Checote (approx. 1.8 miles away); Okmulgee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.