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FReeper Canteen ~ Navajo Code Talkers Day ~ 14 August 2013
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Posted on 08/13/2013 5:59:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska





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~ August 14th … National Navajo Code Talkers Day! ~

On July 26, 2001, the original 29 Code Talkers were presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush. This long awaited recognition occurred 56 years after World War II despite the fact that the Code saved thousands of lives. The Code had been de-classified in 1968.




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The Navajo Code Talkers received no recognition until the declassification of the operation in 1968. In 1982, the code talkers were given a Certificate of Recognition by President Ronald Reagan, who also named August 14 "National Navaho Code Talkers Day."



How Great Thou Art ~ Choctaw


During World War II (1939-1945), the U.S. Marines trained Navajo soldiers as code talkers. During military campaigns in the Pacific, the Navajo soldiers relayed secret messages about troop movements and enemy locations in the Navajo language. Because of the complexity of the language, the Japanese were never able to decipher the code.

The idea to use Navajo for secure communications came from Philip Johnston, the son of a missionary to the Navajos and one of the few non-Navajos who spoke their language fluently.

Johnston, reared on the Navajo reservation, was a World War I veteran who knew of the military's search for a code that would withstand all attempts to decipher it. He also knew that Native American languages--notably Choctaw--had been used in World War I to encode messages.

Johnston believed Navajo answered the military requirement for an undecipherable code because Navajo is an unwritten language of extreme complexity. Its syntax and tonal qualities, not to mention dialects, make it unintelligible to anyone without extensive exposure and training.

It has no alphabet or symbols, and is spoken only on the Navajo lands of the American Southwest. One estimate indicates that less than 30 non-Navajos could understand the language at the outbreak of World War II.

In May 1942, the first 29 Navajo recruits attended boot camp. Then, at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California, this first group created the Navajo code. They developed a dictionary and numerous words for military terms. The dictionary and all code words had to be memorized during training.

Once a Navajo code talker completed his training, he was sent to a Marine unit deployed in the Pacific theater. The code talkers' primary job was to talk, transmitting information on tactics and troop movements, orders and other vital battlefield communications over telephones and radios. They also acted as messengers, and performed general Marine duties.

In this photograph, two Navajo Indians, Corporal Henry Bake, Jr., left, and Private First Class George H. Kirk, operate a portable radio set in a clearing they created in the dense jungle close to the front lines.

Praise for their skill, speed and accuracy accrued throughout the war. At Iwo Jima, Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer, declared, "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima." Connor had six Navajo code talkers working around the clock during the first two days of the battle. Those six sent and received over 800 messages, all without error.

The Japanese, who were skilled code breakers, remained baffled by the Navajo language. The Japanese chief of intelligence, Lieutenant General Seizo Arisue, said that while they were able to decipher the codes used by the U.S. Army and Army Air Corps, they never cracked the code used by the Marines.

The Navajo code talkers even stymied a Navajo soldier taken prisoner at Bataan. (About 20 Navajos served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines.) The Navajo soldier, forced to listen to the jumbled words of talker transmissions, said to a code talker after the war, "I never figured out what you guys who got me into all that trouble were saying."

In a ceremony in the Capitol on July 26, 2001, the original twenty-nine Navajo "code talkers" received the Congressional Gold Medal, and subsequent code talkers received the Congressional Silver Medal.

It is the only unbroken code in modern military history. It baffled the Japanese forces of WWII. In fact, during test evaluations, Marine cryptologists said they couldn't even transcribe the language, much less decode it.


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1 posted on 08/13/2013 5:59:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Ma!!!


2 posted on 08/13/2013 6:01:44 PM PDT by HiJinx (Jeremiah 29:11-12)
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~ Navajo Code Talkers Day, August 14 ~

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3 posted on 08/13/2013 6:02:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska








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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
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USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 08/13/2013 6:02:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

These guys were like Marines everywhere...they made a difference.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 6:03:24 PM PDT by HiJinx (Jeremiah 29:11-12)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 08/13/2013 6:04:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I LOVE this Special Story from WW2. God Bless The Navajo Code talkers!

((((HUGS))))


7 posted on 08/13/2013 6:05:30 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: HiJinx

Good evening, HJ...((HUGS))...a very busy, but good day for you and Nana J.

You ready for a nap?


8 posted on 08/13/2013 6:05:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx
Good evening, Jinxy - glad to hear your wife came through surgery well!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 08/13/2013 6:06:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HiJinx; The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 08/13/2013 6:07:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 08/13/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I need dinner, then we’ll see about a nap. The boys are here to sit with Nana in shifts.


12 posted on 08/13/2013 6:13:23 PM PDT by HiJinx (Jeremiah 29:11-12)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The trouble is, that the US Army started this in WWI and continued using Indian coders in all theaters in WWII, including in the Pacific and Europe.

The Army doesn’t spend time on shaping public relations though.

Publicity created this, and somehow a Marine radio man who was doing the same job, but using his Navajo language, became something unique and heroic compared to the other Marine radio guy using the regular code.


13 posted on 08/13/2013 6:15:25 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Such an interesting story! I never knew much about them till the last few years!


14 posted on 08/13/2013 6:16:30 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...commute go well? Feeling better?

Beautiful sunny day here.


15 posted on 08/13/2013 6:19:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx
And in first....HiJinx!!


16 posted on 08/13/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in second....Mac snags the silver!!


17 posted on 08/13/2013 6:23:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site
And rounding out the top three....ML bags the bronze!!


18 posted on 08/13/2013 6:32:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Why Thank You...

and I JUST got in from work, too! :-)


19 posted on 08/13/2013 6:37:49 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: ansel12

Good evening, ansel12...thank you for more of the story.


20 posted on 08/13/2013 6:43:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

You and Lynn-Dah are so deserving. LOL!

Good students today?


21 posted on 08/13/2013 6:52:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

A good day for me - smooth commutes both in and out. The weather has cooled off here again - didn't get much above 80 this afternoon - looking for the low 60's or high 50's overnight and rain the next couple days..

Did the treadmill again this evening - increased the time and pace.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 08/13/2013 6:53:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes...One of my really good guitar players has gone electric!

ROCK ON!


23 posted on 08/13/2013 6:56:52 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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24 posted on 08/13/2013 6:58:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...it is an interesting story.


25 posted on 08/13/2013 6:59:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx

Sounds like a good plan. Go eat and get some rest.


26 posted on 08/13/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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U.S Army Choctaw Codetalkers. Image created before 1918.

"" The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. These soldiers are referred to as Choctaw code talkers.

Other Native American code talkers were deployed by the United States Army during World War II, including Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers. Soldiers of Basque ancestry were used for code talking by the U.S. Marines during World War II in areas where other Basque speakers were not expected to be operating.""

World War I

In France during World War I, the 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, had a company of Indians who spoke 26 languages and dialects. Two Indian officers were selected to supervise a communications system staffed by 18 Choctaw. The team transmitted messages relating to troop movements and their own tactical plans in their native tongue. Soldiers from other tribes, including the Cheyenne, Comanche, Cherokee, Osage and Yankton Sioux also were enlisted to communicate as code talkers. Previous to their arrival in France, the Germans had broken every American code used, resulting in the deaths of many Soldiers. However, the Germans never broke the Indians’ “code,” and these Soldiers became affectionately known as “code talkers.”

World War II

During World War II, the Army used Indians in its signal communications operations in both the European and Pacific theaters of operations. Student code talkers were instructed in basic military communications techniques. The code talkers then developed their own words for military terms that never existed in their own native tongue. For instance, the world for “colonel” was translated to “silver eagle,” “fighter plane” became “hummingbird,” “minesweeper” became “beaver,” “half-track” became “race track,” and “pyrotechnic” became “fancy fire.”

The Army and Marine Corps used a group of 24 Navajo code talkers in the Pacific Theater, who fought in the many bloody island campaigns. In North Africa, eight Soldiers from the Meskwaki tribe in Iowa served as code talkers in the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Division. In Europe, the 4th Signal Company, 4th Infantry Division, was assigned 17 Comanche code talkers. From the D-Day landings at Normandy in June 1944, to the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge, they kept the lines of communications secure.

Soldiers from other tribes, including the Kiowa, Winnebago, Chippewa, Creek, Seminole, Hopi, Lakota, Dakota, Menominee, Oneida, Pawnee, Sac, Fox and Choctaw served during the war. Some were killed and wounded and at least one was taken prisoner. As a testament to their professionalism, the enemy was never able to break the code talkers’ communications.

Many of the code talkers continued in their military careers, serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars."

27 posted on 08/13/2013 7:01:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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28 posted on 08/13/2013 7:01:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine

It’s VJ day, too :)


29 posted on 08/13/2013 7:08:23 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




NAVAJO CODE TALKERS' DAY
14 August 2013



Navajo Code Talker Memorial - Window Rock, Arizona








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 08/13/2013 7:08:54 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

That’s a very cool picture, ConorMacNessa!


31 posted on 08/13/2013 7:10:59 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Here is the actual Code Talker history that I sent you last year. I think I see how the publicity works.

To: Kathy in Alaska
The US Army first used Indian code talkers in WWI, and then used them in WWII.

“Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. These soldiers are referred to as Choctaw Code Talkers.”

“The first known use of Native Americans in the American military to transmit messages under fire was a group of Cherokee troops utilized by the American 30th Infantry Division serving alongside the British during the Second Battle of the Somme.”

“In World War II in both major theaters of war, the U. S. Army used Indians in its signal communications operations. A group of 24 Navajos was assembled to handle telephone communications, using voice codes in their native tongue, between the Air Commander in the Solomon Islands and various airfields in the region. The U.S. Marine Corps also used Navajo code talkers extensively in the Pacific Theater. And in Europe, the 4th Signal Company of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division was assigned 16 Comanches for employment as voice radio operators to transmit and receive messages in their own unwritten language.”

9 posted on 08/13/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by ansel12


32 posted on 08/13/2013 7:14:38 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much - I wish I could take the credit for having taken it - I was just fortunate enough to find it on the Net.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 08/13/2013 7:15:20 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ansel12
GREAT addition to the story, ansel!

Our thanks to ALL the other soldiers from other tribes, including the Kiowa, Winnebago, Chippewa, Creek, Seminole, Hopi, Cherokee, Meskwaki, Comanche, Lakota, Dakota, Menominee, Oneida, Pawnee, Sac, Fox, Osage, Yankton Sioux, Cheyenne, and Choctaw who served during the wars.


34 posted on 08/13/2013 7:17:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: RaceBannon

35 posted on 08/13/2013 7:25:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Actually ,it would be nice for the Choctaw to be recognized as the first, when the Army first started the practice of “Code Talkers” in WWI during the second decade of the 20th century.

Hitler was aware of the Army’s use of Code Talkers and had sent anthropologists to America to study Indian languages.

“”Adolf Hitler knew about the successful use of code talkers during World War I. He sent a team of some thirty anthropologists to learn Native American languages before the outbreak of World War II.””


36 posted on 08/13/2013 7:27:06 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The difference between libertarianism and conservatism is radical social leftism, not economics)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for posting this, Conor. I have had the privilege of meeting some of the Navajo Code Talkers when I accompanied my uncle, A World War II Marine, to some Marine Corps League events. I would get a shiver up my spine when I met them. They’re almost all gone now.


37 posted on 08/13/2013 7:31:25 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: RaceBannon

38 posted on 08/13/2013 7:32:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
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Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Chesty Puller Has The Watch Tonight!



Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, USMC



"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"
(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

39 posted on 08/13/2013 7:34:54 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer

G’day, Janey...((HUGS))...love that student driver.

Cool pic of the guys practicing good safety methods of scaffolding.

Sent from my iPad so I can see the pictures.


40 posted on 08/13/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ansel12

Next year we can try a thread just about the history of the “Code Talkers”.

I can use the history you are sharing. Would you like to do a thread? Pictures? I’ll save all the stuff you’ve already posted. I’m still at work and neck deep in payroll stuff.

WOW...about Hitler sending anthropoligists to America.


41 posted on 08/13/2013 7:47:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


42 posted on 08/13/2013 7:48:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nighty-night, Conor (I almost called you by your name! LOL)

Thanks for your faithfulness in bringing our attention to our wonderful military heroes! (((hugs)))


43 posted on 08/13/2013 7:52:28 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Very much so. The Code Talkers are real American heroes!


44 posted on 08/13/2013 7:53:09 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W; ansel12

Be sure to read the posts by ansel12....LOTS of really good stuff about the code talkers of other tribes.

If I start soon, we might be able to get a good thread together for another day. Time is an enemy.


45 posted on 08/13/2013 7:58:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

They walk in beauty


46 posted on 08/13/2013 8:02:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ya’ah’teh Kathy!

(Ya’ah’teh means Hello) :)


47 posted on 08/13/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Kathy...I will! :)


48 posted on 08/13/2013 8:15:00 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: ansel12
The difference being that the white-boy radio guy could endanger his entire platoon or company because the Germans and the Japanese had guys who could speak English, lending the possibility of breaking the code spoken in English.

You're kind of a dirty bird, aren't you?
49 posted on 08/13/2013 8:31:31 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Redcitizen

And Ya’ah’teh to you, too. Thanks for stopping in.


50 posted on 08/13/2013 8:41:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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