Code Talkers in the News

Code Talkers in the News

Though typically associated with the Navajo, code talkers came from Native tribes all across the U.S.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)



— VIDEO: Col. Jason Woodworth, commanding office of MCAS Miramar, reflects on code talkers’ impact. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar


— Take the CIA’s code challenge to try your hand at deciphering a code in Navajo.


— Or, visit the Navy Department Library for the Navajo Code Talkers Dictionary. Naval History and Heritage Command


— Utah community throws surprise celebration for Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday’s 93rd birthday. St. George News


— VIDEO: Navajo code talkers gives VMU-2 Marines a Lesson in Marine Corps History Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point


— Tribe in Alaska given Congressional Medal of Honor in recognition of Tlingit code talkers’ service. Juneau Empire


— Cortez Cultural Center to host only surviving code talker from Shiprock for talk, showing of a documentary about his life called “Naz Bah Ei Bijei: Heart of a Warrior.” Pine River Times


— VIDEO: Andrea Page is author of “Sioux Code Talkers of WWII,” which she discusses on the Patrick Lalley Show. YouTube


— Lakota code talker honored at the Crazy Horse Memorial by the Consul General of France. Rapid City Journal


— Marine enlists to follow code talker grandfather’s footsteps, visits Iwo Jima while deployed. III Marine Expeditionary Force


— VIDEO: The Navajo Code Talkers, Our Heroes (shown during the Navajo Code Talker Monument dedication in 2008). YouTube


— The Rochester Knighthawks professional lacrosse team honored the last surviving Akwesasne World War II code talker, Louis Levi Oakes, 92, Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) Indian Country Today


— VIDEO: Code of Honor — Comanche Code Talkers of WWII Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center


— VIDEO: Navajo Code Talker Explains Role in WWII Associated Press

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