Skip to comments.Thank You to the Navajo Code Talkers, on this National Navajo Code Talkers day
Posted on 08/14/2009 2:58:53 PM PDT by ballplayer
Congratulations to the Navajo Code Talkers for a Job Well Done ,On this National Code Talkers Day, From What I understand there are only a Few Left Surviving
Truly amazing what those guys did.
Yep, many thanks from here too
Indeed, a thanks well deserved.
Eubonics will be the next code talker language.
To the Navajo Code Talkers:
Gentlemen, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. God bless you and your patriotism, and I pray sincerely that America always remembers your selfless service to Freedom and the Republic.
God Bless and thank you
Our nation truly owes a debt of gratitude to the Native Americans that saved so many lives, and helped win the war.
God Bless them, their heritage and the men that sacrificed.
Thanks for alerting us to this. Thank you Code Talkers for your great service in the defense of our republic.
I live in Arizona and have made many trips across the reservation thru Tuba City and Kayenta. I am always moved by the signs and memorials along the way. Their land use to be so remote, and their lives so severe. Their loyalty to America is amazing. Like the desolate land they live on, they gave so much without nearly the reward they deserved.
Your welcome ,I visited Kayenta Arizona Last week and there is a Burger King There that is owned by the Son of a Code Talker and there is a small museum Tribute there that is quite Impressive.These men Really were Giants and to top it all off they had to keep what they did secret until 1968,they could not even mention it when seeking work after the war ,what a Tragedy in the face of such Courage and Patriotism. A shining example of Self sacrifice for Country
Several tribes were represented by code talkers. in wwI, the Cherokee and Choctaw were represented, even before they were ‘citizens’ or allowed to vote.
During the Second Battle of the Somme in September of 1918, and later
during the Meuse-Argonne campaign in the waning days of the war,
Cherokee and Choctaw natives used their own language to communicate
tactical information. Since their languages were not related to any
European language, the Germans intercepting it were baffled, even
though the code itself was rather simple—a tank was a turtle, for
Again, in the Second World War, Native Americans signed up in large
numbers to fight in both Europe and in the Pacific theater. The best
known of these were the Navajos, who worked with the Marines in the
Pacific. But considering both wars, code talkers came from as many as
17 different tribes.
It is estimated that 12,000
Native Americans served in our Armed Forces during World War I and over
45,000 bravely fought during World War II. Among those was a small band
of Choctaw Indians that were the beginning of what would become the
Native American Code Talkers.
CODE TALKERS RECOGNITION ACT OF 2008
Many thanks from the son of a World War II vet.
Thank you for helping us all.
Thank you Code Talkers!
There is a nice article on Wiki if anyone is interested.
You said that right!
“Our nation truly owes a debt of gratitude to the Native Americans that saved so many lives, and helped win the war.
God Bless them, their heritage and the men that sacrificed.”
Double that! Very proud to call them Americans and Patriots.
True patriots. Still were 20 years later, had at least 5 Navajos and other Native Americans in my bootcamp squad at MCRD San Diego. They volunteered knowing they would likely end up in Viet Nam.
Thank you - true heroes - Unsung for so long.
The Navajo patriots stepped up for WWII service and I'm humbled by what they did to defend us and defeat the enemy. To the proud and beautiful people of Kayenta, I salute you.
My Dad was a Radio Man in the 45th Infantry Division, the Thunderbird Division, originally a National Guard unit out of the Southwest. He was with them from North Africa, Sicily, Salerno and Anzio where he was wounded just after.
Dad was Portuguese decent from Provincetown, Mass. He said he was drunk and ended up on the wrong train.
Anyway..Dad understood Italian but he always had to have a Native-American with him to do the talking on the radio.
I grew up in Gallup, NM which is a stone’s throw from the Navajo Indian Reservation. Their language is very hard to understand. Most of the old ones who still speak Navajo will be gone in another decade or two at most, and the Navajo language will all be gone too. Replaced by English.
We lost two more of the Code Talkers this year. There’s not many of them left either.
I lost three uncles in the Bataan Death March, so I really appreciate what those brave Code Talkers did for our surviving troops!
Many Navajos serve in our military today! God Bless them all for their service to America!
Interesting, thank you, Wilum.
Were they so different than other radio operators, other than using their own language?
About 30 years ago I went through Gallup on a trip. To the west of town and south of I-40 there was a military base with dozens of bunker type structures isolated from one another. Do you have any idea what those were?
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