Nicholas Redeye

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Redeye, Nicholas T.

May 28, 2017 07:51, radio call: 'Cayuga One', "this is base....your mission is complete, return to base, out"...." this is Cayuga One, It is a great day to fly and soar, clear and sunny, Roger, Out".

U.S. Navy Lt. Nicholas T Redeye, (USNR, ret), a Cayuga Iroquois, call sign 'Cayuga One' was a proud and highly decorated Native American, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier based fighter/bomber pilot. The only Native American pilot to achieve 1000+ carrier landings during his combat duty in the Pacific Theater in WWII, and the Korean War. In his Navy career he qualified in multiple aircraft, from Bi-planes to jets. While defending his Beloved U.S.A. After his military career, Nicholas carried his commitment of 'Top Flight Performance' into his 45+ year 'public service' career as Hospital Administrator. During his career Nicholas worked with private, State and Federal agencies, including Public Health Service and Indian Health Service. Upon his retirement from Indian Health Service as Service Unit Director- Puget Sound, Nick and wife Alice moved to Belen, NM. In his private volunteer career, he lived promoted 'Brotherhood, Dignity & Charity', with the 'American Legion', Moose, 'DAV', 'Masons', Scottish Rite Masons', 'York Rite Masons' and '' as Shriner of 45+ years of giving back to those in need. Nya:weh....Oneh


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Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main St. NE

Los Lunas, NM 87031

(505) 565-1700

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 4, 2017
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