Navajo Code Talkers
Commemorates the work of the Navajos who enlisted in
the armed services following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The military soon learned that the purely oral nature of the Navajo
language made it especially useful as a basis for creating a
communications code that was virtually impossible to break. Notable
among the battles in which the code was a decisive factor was the
Battle of Iwo Jima. Many code talkers are still living on the
Navajo reservation in northern Arizona.
Originally submitted by: J.D. Hayworth, Representative (6th District).
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