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Memorial Day–Navajo Code Talkers

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The Navajo code talkers–then and now

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Proud warriors–a credit to the already prestigious Marine Corp.

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The story of the Navajo code talkers

“The story of the Navajo Code Talkers begins in 1940 when a small group of Chippewas and Oneidas became a part of the radio communications 32nd Infantry Division. Soon after, Sac and Fox tribes joined in the ranks as combat radiomen. The complexity of Navajo linguistics allowed it to become an ideal choice to be used in code due to the lack of documentation made available for learning to speak the language and ability for the same words to mean multiple things based on sound. The legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers will continue as many documentary and stories have been shared about their journey since it’s declassification during Reagan’s Administration”

Read more:

http://navajocodetalkers.org/story-of-the-navajo-code-talkers/