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R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall

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19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
623-544-6130 http://suncitywest.com/rhjohnson.html

February 2016

“Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers”

February 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall, 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375 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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January 2017

Sedona: From Cucumbers to Leavenworth

January 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall, 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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Using interviews with Sedona Schnebly’s children, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger  has put together little-known details about this amazing woman’s life, from being written out of the will for marrying TC Schnebly on her 20th birthday to the fate of the man she didn’t marry. Her story includes the journey west and the comic and tragic details of building community in an admittedly beautiful but also harsh place.  Family recollections stitch around the edges, with some surprising anecdotes about this WTCU member.…

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