Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Navajo Code

This past Sunday our nation lost David Patterson, one of the Navajo Code Talkers from WW11.  He lived in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and was 94.



During  WWII he served with a group of around 400 other Navajo's who signaled soldiers in the field with a secret code. They radioed over 800 messages using Navajo language  The code was NEVER deciphered by the enemy.  He enlisted in 1943 and was discharged in 1945.  He received a congregational silver medal of honor.

Major Howard Conner, signal officer said in November 6, 2008 "If were not the Navajo's the marines would have never taken Iwo Jima".

He is one of my hero's for sure--proud of his service.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY

Ann



10 comments:

Sue McPeak said...

Hero for sure...along with his Navajo Code Talkers. American Heroes all. Wonderful that he lived a long live and was part of a special part of American History. Thank you for sharing this post.

Powell River Books said...

So many unsung heroes. Thanks for letting know about the Navajo Code Talkers. - Margy

Anonymous said...

i always found this fasinating

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hurrah for the Navajo Code Talkers!

ABC Wednesday said...

Impressive person! I can imagine he's one of your hero's.

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carol l mckenna said...

Lovely tribute to the Navajo Coder perfect of N ~ and quite proud of them ~

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The code talkers truly did serve their country well.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Sorry this country has lost another American Hero

Roger Owen Green said...

I love this story

ROG, ABCW

Annesphamily said...

What a marvelous history behind the code talkers. One of my favorite bosses was a lady named Bessie Smith. She was a full blooded Navajo and she had a very unique speech pattern. She told me she learned to speak English at age 8. She was a real kind heart. Nice memories.

It is quite a shame how many do not understand or know our history. This gentleman was a true American hero. Thank you for sharing Ann. HUGS

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