Nebraska Authors

Hollis Dorion Stabler

Born 1918-02-09 Hampton, VA (USA)

Died 2007-11-12
Walthill, NE (USA)

Pawhuska, OK (USA)
Pawhuska City Cemetery

Stabler's unique and moving memoir of his service in World War II received the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award. Stabler was the son of Omaha Tribe historian, poet and writer Eunice W. Stabler.

Places Lived

Hampton, VA
Walthill, NE
Sioux City, IA
Macy, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Memoir; Autobiography; Native American; Omaha Tribe; World War II



Places Worked

Director of Human Relations, Wichita, KS Public Schools


Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award for No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier, 2005

World War II medals included: 3 Bronze Stars, the Silver Star (his brother Bob received the Silver Star as well, posthumously, for World War II service), Purple Heart, French Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Arrowhead, French Medal of Freedom, among others.


Omaha Tribe
Victoria Smith, Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, edited Stabler's WWII memoir
His mother, Eunice W. Stabler, was a poet


No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier. 2005.

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