Representative Gosar Honors Navajo Code Talkers

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                          August 13, 2012

CONTACT:                                                                                Apryl Marie Fogel
                                                                                                 
                                                                        AprylMarie.Fogel@mail.house.gov  

Representative Gosar Honors Navajo Code Talkers

Casa Grande, AZ – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) released the following statement to honor the 30th Anniversary of the National Navajo Code Talkers Day. During World War II, the Navajo Code Talkers adapted their native language to successfully transmit code that the Japanese could not decipher, which ultimately contributed to the Allied victory. President Ronald Reagan declared August 14th National Code Talker Day in 1982 to honor the heroic contribution of the Code Talkers to the war effort.

“For 30 years, the Navajo Code Talkers have been honored for their unbreakable code and unwavering dedication that played a crucial role to ensure victory in the Pacific theater of WWII,” said Congressman Gosar.  “Their efforts and sacrifices should not go unsung; America needs to learn the story of this brave group of men, and that is why today is so important. I would like to thank the Navajo Code Talkers for their bravery, commitment and sacrifice. ”

Last December, Congressman Gosar hosted a Special Order in the House of Representatives to honor the Navajo Code Talkers. This event allowed Members of Congress to preserve the legacy of the Code Talkers by reading all 400 names of the original Code Talkers.  To read more on the Special Order please, click here.

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