Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Navajo Code Talkers

Had to share this important piece of history with you.

My local newspaper did an intriguing story on Navajo Code Talker, Chester Nez.  I've always been fascinated by the Code Talkers and their critical role during WWII.  Mr. Nez is the last remaining code talker of the original 29 men that served.  His personal story and sacrifice are an inspiration.

Click here to read the full story.

16 comments:

Tracy Jo said...

Liz, thank you for sharing this. Betty Reid & Mark Henle did such a good job with writing and capturing the story. I love the picture of him at the top and in the video love the shot of his hands. Beautiful man & what a legacy.

vanyelmoon said...

I agree, the Navajo Code Talkers were an intriguing part of WWII history. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

I'd never heard of Code Talkers before. What a fascinating use of language, and piece of living history too. Thanks for sharing.

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks for sharing this. It is a fascinating and heroic story.

raelynbarclay said...

I've always been fascinated by the Code Talkers. Thanks so much for sharing that article.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd read about them before. Cool stuff. And I think there's a movie based on them as well.

Julie said...

What a great story. I agree with you, I have always thought the Code Talkers were so fascinating. Thanks for sharing this, I really enjoyed reading it.

LD Masterson said...

Fascinating story. Thank you for that link.

Danette said...

I have heard about the Code Talkers (and they did an episode about them in X-Files too!). Pretty cool stuff. Glad you told people about them.

Amy Jarecki said...

Liz - Wouldn't that be a great book?? So cool!

cherie said...

Interesting. I'm off to read the story...

Thanks for sharing!

Cold As Heaven said...

I remember we learnt about the Navajo codes in history class. Very interesting stuff >:)

Cold As Heaven

LTM said...

Right! I remember that from the X Files episode. That was one of the best ones. Super cool. Thanks, Liz~

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the info. My son read a book about it, which he really liked. I'll show this to him.

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for sharing this, Liz. It sounds intriguing and fascinating.

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Thanks so much for linking to this. I had heard of the Navajo Code Talkers but had never read a detailed account. What a very moving portrait and what an amazing feat these young men accomplished.