Today the name is not only used as a motivational yell or as code in military missions, but also as an insignia for an Army brigade. The 1st Battalion Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment, wears the insignia of the Native-American leader on its sleeves -- literally.
A patch bearing Geronimo's image is emblazoned on the unit's uniforms. In the build-up to World War II, some paratroopers in the unit saw the film, prompting them to adopt the "Geronimo" motto in the future.
There is even a connection between Geronimo and President George W. Bush. According to conspiracy theorists, the 43rd president's grandfather, Prescott Bush, once joined with fellow members of the elite Yale University secret society Skull and Bones to rob Geronimo's grave.
"Prescott Bush, George W.'s grandfather, and a band of Bonesmen robbed the grave of Geronimo, took the skull and some personal relics of the Apache chief and brought them back to the tomb," Alexandra Robbins, a Yale graduate who wrote a book about Skull and Bones called "Secrets of the Tomb," told CBS News in 2003. "There is still a glass case, Bonesmen tell me, within the tomb that displays a skull that they all refer to as Geronimo."
Now, in the wake of the bin Laden mission, the name "Geronimo" is making waves once again.