By Josh Simons on Jun 01, 2005
I was thinking about these three Marines on Memorial Day. Thinking of their story and the sacrifices they and their fellow Navajo Code Talkers made during World War II. There were about 400 Code Talkers in the Pacific theater and I'm guessing there aren't many still with us.
For those unfamiliar with the use of coded radio communication based on the Navajo language during World War II, here are some resources. For a Hollywood version, try Windtalkers with Nicholas Cage.. For books, try Navajo Weapon by Sally McClain, or the photo book Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers by Kenji Kawano.
It was an honor and a privilege to meet these men, shake their hands, and thank them for their service.