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The Japanese were skilled code breakers, remained to be puzzled by the Navaho’s language. Lieutenant General Seizo Arisue said they were able to interfere the codes by the U.S. Army and Air Corps, but they were never able to crack the code used. "I never figured out what you guys who got me into all that trouble were saying.

helped out. Although you weren’t out on the field fighting you still helped this country fight this horrid war.

Navajo remained a valuable code even after the war. This is because the code talkers, whose courage, and skill saved both American lives and military engagements, only recently earned recognition from the Government and the public. Presenting this information I would like to recognize all who have

Code talkers’ job was to talk, transmit information on tactics and orders, troop movements, and other battlefield communications over radios and telephones. They were also messengers, and performed common Marine duties. They were praised for their skill, accuracy, and speed throughout the WWII. Major Howard Connor declared, “Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.” They were six Navajos code talkers working “around the clock” during the first two days of the battle. Those six received and sent over 800 messages without mistakes. Early 1942, Johnston met with Major General Clayton B. Vogel and his staff to persuade them of the language’s value as code. Johnston went through tests under simulated combat conditions, demonstrating that Navajos could transmit, encode, and decode a three-line English message in 20 seconds. It would usually take 30 minutes using machines of the time to perform the same job. Vogel suggested to the Commandant of Marine Corps that the Marines recruit 200 Navajos.


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