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One of the last living Navajo Code Talkers will be speaking in honor of Navajo Code Talkers Day on Aug. 14, marking the 80th anniversary of the Navajo Code Talkers.

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Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay, 98, is coming to Phoenix with his family from Albuquerque, N.M., to share his experience serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. The celebration will take place at the Wesley Bolin Plaza by the Navajo Code Talker statue at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14.

He said that the Navajo Code talkers were able to use their own language to transmit secret messages during the war successfully, and nobody else could do that.

Begay served in the U.S. Marines from 1943 to 1946. He did a tour in the Pacific from August 1944 to July 1946 and was assigned to the 5th Marine Division Signal Company and in the Radio Section of the H & S company, 27th Marines.

The Navajo Code Talkers were a group of men who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and developed an unbreakable code that was used during World War II. They participated in all assaults the U.S. Marines led in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu and Iwo Jima.

Begay was one of the Navajo Code Talkers to serve on the assault at Iwo Jima. He was stationed there for 38 days in 1945. He saw the flags raised on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay, 98, is coming to Phoenix with his family from Albuquerque, N.M., to share his experience serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. The celebration will take place at the Wesley Bolin Plaza by the Navajo Code Talker statue at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14.

He said that the Navajo Code talkers were able to use their own language to transmit secret messages during the war successfully, and nobody else could do that.

Begay served in the U.S. Marines from 1943 to 1946. He did a tour in the Pacific from August 1944 to July 1946 and was assigned to the 5th Marine Division Signal Company and in the Radio Section of the H & S company, 27th Marines.

The Navajo Code Talkers were a group of men who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and developed an unbreakable code that was used during World War II. They participated in all assaults the U.S. Marines led in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu and Iwo Jima.

Begay was one of the Navajo Code Talkers to serve on the assault at Iwo Jima. He was stationed there for 38 days in 1945. He saw the flags raised on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945."

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 01:28 PM | Reply

duh!

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 01:28 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 01:30 PM | Reply

Forget it corky.

Native Americans are no longer a fashionable minority.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-14 01:33 PM | Reply

www.nationalnavajocodetalkersday.com

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 01:42 PM | Reply

Navajo are targeted for disenfranchisement by the GOP as punishment for voting Democrat and turning Arizona blue.
So don't expect Republicans to celebrate Navajo Code Talkers ever again.

Guest Column: Arizona's restrictive laws hurt Navajo voters. Will Congress step in to help us?
navajotimes.com

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-14 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#7

GOPhers have NO shame. They are incapable of it.

They are going to eventually get around to Jesus for all that love, peace, and tolerance stuff.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Navajo servicemen, thank you for your service
to this sadly still racist nation.

"Yes Republicans, I am looking at you"...

#9 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-15 06:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tor is a piece of ----.

#10 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-08-15 06:13 AM | Reply

The Japanese thought the code was linked to one or more Native American languages. Part of them pursuing that investigatory line involved torturing information out of American Indian POWs already on hand. One Navajo recipient of the treatment later explained his frustration, because while he understood all the words spoken he had no idea what was being talked about.*. The Japanese thought he was lying, so they just kept working him over.

(A message segment might come in as "Blue Ant Walking Christmas" etc., and it could be a spell-out or each word might reference a specific term such as "bomb" or "colonel.")

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-08-15 08:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

American Native speakers were first used in WWI on a more limited basis; Cherokee and Cree speakers.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-15 11:59 AM | Reply

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis
#12 | Posted by Corky

I did not know either of these things.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-08-15 01:18 PM | Reply

World War One: The original code talkers

www.bbc.com

I never knew about them until recently either.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-15 01:59 PM | Reply

Good thing the US gov/ culture pushed them into obscurity until they found their knowledge useful for war. /s

#15 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-08-15 05:15 PM | Reply

15

Good point.

One never knows, do one?

An old Taoist story goes like this:

theunitycodex.wordpress.com

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-15 06:13 PM | Reply

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