The Muscogee Nation
of Oklahoma dedicated a Prisoner of War statue on Tuesday.
The statue is located outside the tribe's veteran's center.
It honors tribal members who were held as prisoners of war.
"They're treasures of the Muscogee Creek Nation and the United States of America," Chief George Tiger said at the dedication ceremony, News on 6 reported.
Phillip Coon, 93, is a survivor of the Bataan Death March
. He served during World War II.
Vernon Wright was captured by the Chinese, who shot down his plane in North Korea. He was held for 20 months as a prisoner of war.
Coon's name and Wright's name appear alongside 18 other tribal members who were held as prisoners of war.
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(News on 6 5/29)
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