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Chino Valley Public Library

1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
928-636-9115 http://www.chinoaz.net/library/

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November 2017

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers – Chino Valley

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W Palomino Road
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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