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Naz Bah Ei Bijei

My name is John Kinsel. I was born on a Navajo reservation near Lukachukai, Arizona, John Kinsel Sr. joined the Marine Corps at 21. I was assigned to the 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and saw combat in Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima, where I was wounded. Following the war, I returned home to my community and worked as an instructional aide at a school. A tough and driven man, I also built a log cabin home for me and my family, which we continue to live in today.