Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII Author Chester Nez
ISBN-10 0425247856
ISBN-13 9780425247853
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 320
Language English
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The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII His name wasnt Chester Nez That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten And in boarding school at Fort Defiance he was punished for speaking his native language as the teachers sought to rid him of his culture and traditions But discrimination didnt stop Chester from answering the call to defend his country after Pearl Harbor for the Navajo have always been warriors and his upbringing on a New Mexico reservation gave him the strengthboth physical and mentalto excel as a marine During World War II the Japanese had managed to crack every code the United States used But when the Marines turned to its Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret military language they created the only unbroken code in modern warfareand helped assure victory for the United States over Japan in the South Pacific INCLUDES THE ACTUAL NAVAJO CODE AND RARE PICTURES

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