December 2009 Volume 1
Navajo Code Talkers break
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NEW YORK - The famed Navajo Code Talkers were an elite Marine unit. Their unbreakable Navajo-language code tricked the Japanese in World War II.
The code talkers served in every Marine assault in the South Pacific between 1942 and 1945. They helped the U.S. prevail and win at Iwo Jim and other WW II battles. Military commanders say the code, transmitted verbally by radio, helped save countless lives and brought a speedier end to the War in the Pacific.
The Navajo code talkers were sworn to secrecy about
their code. Even other Navajo Marines couldn't decipher
it. It remained unbroken and classified for decades
because of its potential postwar use.
The Code Talkers honored their secrecy orders, even
after the code was declassified in 1968.
Navajo Code Talker radio transmission:
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