Indian Country Today has details on the elder in that viral video.— Elahe Izadi (@ElaheIzadi) January 19, 2019
His name is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam veteran who holds a regular ceremony for Native American veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery. https://t.co/hpx8YUUqLu
I wrote a new essay about Nathan Phillips, who I am honored to personally know, and the power and gift of the American Indian Movement song he played at the start of MLK weekend. https://t.co/CnnIN5kTDg— Rebecca Bengal (@rebeccabengal) January 21, 2019
Hi Ms. Bengal:— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 22, 2019
There is a possible error in your story.
You wrote that Phillips "joined the Marines and served as an infantryman in the Vietnam War," but the Washington Post reports he never served in Vietnam.
What is your source?
Maybe this explains it. pic.twitter.com/Kmczp3WU6b— Brian Blick (@blickdaddy) January 22, 2019
'Color me shocked'! New reporting suggests Nathan Phillips is an even worse guy than you thought https://t.co/h8kOmowuNT— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 23, 2019