Navajo Indians were
secret weapon in defeating
the Japanese in World War 2. The Navajo
Code Talkers took part in every assault
the U.S. Marines conducted from 1942 to 1945.
the Japanese were very skilled at
breaking codes, they could not break the code
of the Navajo language.
it not for the Navajos, the Marines
never have taken Iwo Jima."
(Major Howard Conner, 5th Marine Div.)
Nation is the largest Native
American tribe in the Southwest.
It is said
by high military officers that
World War 2 might have had a different
outcome without the help of the Code Talkers.
until Sept of 1972 that the
Navajos were honored by their country.
Associated Press reported that the U.S.
Senate had unanimously approved a proposal
that would grant Congressional Gold Medals
to the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers who
served during World War 2.
Navajo Code Talkers
Honored After 56 Years
Twenty-nine Native Americans
honored by Congress Thursday for
ancient language skills that helped
the United States win World War II.
President Bush presented
four of the five
living code talkers -- and relatives of the 24 others --
with the Congressional Gold Medal at an
afternoon ceremony in the Capitol rotunda.
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