20171113 Code talkers

In this U.S. Army file photo, Army Code Talkers pose for a group photo. Front Row, left to right: Roderick RedElk, Simmons Parker, Larry Saupitty, Melvin Permansu, Willie Yackeschi, Charles Chibitty and Willington Mihecoby. Back Row, left to right: Morris Sunrise, Perry Noyebad, Ralph Wahnee, Haddon Codynah, Robert Holder, Albert Nahquaddy, Clifford Ototivo and Forrest Kassanavoid. (not pictured: Elgin Red Elk and Anthony Tabbytite). The U.S. Congress spotlighted Code Talkers in 2002 with the Code Talker Recognition Act. According to the act, Native American Code Talkers "distinguished themselves in performing highly successful communications operations of a unique type that greatly assisted in saving countless lives and in hastening the end of World War I and World War II."

In this U.S. Army file photo, Army Code Talkers pose for a group photo. Front Row, left to right: Roderick RedElk, Simmons Parker, Larry Saupitty, Melvin Permansu, Willie Yackeschi, Charles Chibitty and Willington Mihecoby. Back Row, left to right: Morris Sunrise, Perry Noyebad, Ralph Wahnee, Haddon Codynah, Robert Holder, Albert Nahquaddy, Clifford Ototivo and Forrest Kassanavoid. (not pictured: Elgin Red Elk and Anthony Tabbytite). The U.S. Congress spotlighted Code Talkers in 2002 with the Code Talker Recognition Act. According to the act, Native American Code Talkers “distinguished themselves in performing highly successful communications operations of a unique type that greatly assisted in saving countless lives and in hastening the end of World War I and World War II.”

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