Fort Benning celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

Col. Kelly Kendrick, commander 198th Infantry Brigade, presents a token of appreciation to Chief Lonzado Langley, of the Savannah River Band of Euchee (Uchean) Indians, who visited Fort Benning Nov. 18 to speak during the National American Indian Heritage Month ceremony. (Photo by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

Col. Kelly Kendrick, commander 198th Infantry Brigade, presents a token of appreciation to Chief Lonzado Langley, of the Savannah River Band of Euchee (Uchean) Indians, who visited Fort Benning Nov. 18 to speak during the National American Indian Heritage Month ceremony. (Photo by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

Fort Benning Public Affairs /

FORT BENNING, Ga. –  Celebrating the theme, “Serving Our Nations,” Fort Benning marked National American Indian Heritage Month Nov. 18 in Marshall Auditorium.National American Indian Heritage Month

Chief Lonzado Langley of the Savannah River Band of Euchee (Uchean) Indians was the honored speaker.

Langley is tribal chief and historian, chairman of the Uchean Heritage and Preservation Society, vice chairman of Uchean Genealogical Society and national spokesperson for the House of Ancestry – Grass Roots Genealogy and Anthropology Association, and director of research.

Langley also served six years in the U.S. Navy and has traveled to 87 foreign countries. He served in the Iraq and Afghanistan war as a DoD contractor, providing systems administration and storage engineering to service members.  He served as a Senior Technology Advisor working on The U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month.”

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