Sunday, June 28, 2009

Under the Radar

Just a note about something that may not have caught your notice. The 6/25/2009 issue of "The Arizona Republic" newspaper has a short note on Page B1 with the headline, "4th Code Talker in 5 Weeks Dies".

Matthew Martin, a Navajo and a WWII Marine, received a Congressional Silver Medal for his service. He was part of a classified group of Navajo Indians who, from 1942 through 1945, baffled the Japanese by sending radio messages in the Navajo language. The Japanese thought it was a code and were unable to break the code.

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