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The history of the Navajo code talkers in World War II and the mission to preserve their memory


The Navajo code talkers were a group of young marine volunteers whose language was strategically invaluable to the corps in World War II. Each division consisted of 80 code talkers. In the thick island attacks, they radioed critical information in their native language that couldn’t be deciphered. Though the Navajo have collected a small fraction to build a museum honoring the brave soldiers, 94 year old former Navajo code talker Peter MacDonald says it’s important to keep the remarkable story alive for the Navajo Nation and for the rest of us.

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