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Exhibit-Navajo Code Talkers

Date/Time

Jul 19, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
09:00 AM until 03:30 PM

Description

Growing up, young Navajo were told not to speak their language. But as young Marines during World War II, men like Samuel Tsosie Sr. found their words were their mightiest weapons. The Marine Corps recruited Navajo to Camp Elliott (now part of MCAS-Miramar) to develop a code using the Navajo language for combat communications. The Marine Corps deployed the Navajo Code Talkers to the Pacific, where the code proved effective and indecipherable. According to Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division Signal Officer, “Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima”. The Navajo code is the only spoken military code that was never deciphered. The code remained classified until 1968. The Gary Tsosie Family has generously loaned for display Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tsosie Sr.’s artifacts from his time on the front lines in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Cost

FREE

Location

View map Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
4203 Anderson Ave
San Diego, CA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Phone

858-693-1723

Contact name

Chuck Meadows

Contact email

flhf@flyingleathernecks.org

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