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In the1973 ArabIsraeli War, Egypt employedNubian-speakingNubian peopleas codetalkers.2627282930

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The Navajo code talkers received no recognition until the declassification of the operation in 1968.39In 1982, the code talkers were given a Certificate of Recognition by, who also named August 14, 1982, as Navajo Code Talkers Day.4041

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In 1989, the French government awarded the Comanche code-talkers the Chevalier of theNational Order of Merit. On November 30, 1999, theUnited States Department of DefensepresentedCharles Chibittywith theKnowlton Award.1415

In November 1952,Euzko Deyamagazine3reported that in May 1942, upon meeting about 60 U.S. Marines ofBasque ancestryin a San Francisco camp, CaptainFrank D. Carranzaconceived the idea of using theBasque languagefor codes.456His superiors were wary as there were known settlements of Basque in the Pacific region. There were 35 BasqueJesuitsinHiroshima, led byPedro Arrupe. In China and the Philippines, there was a colony of Basquejai alaiplayers, and there were Basque supporters ofFalangein Asia. The American Basque code talkers were kept away from these theaters; they were initially used in tests and in transmitting logistic information for Hawaii and Australia.

On December 21, 2000, the U.S. Congress passed, and PresidentBill Clintonsigned, Public Law 106-554, 114 Statute 2763, which awarded theCongressional Gold Medalto the original 29 World War II Navajo code talkers andSilver Medalsto each person who qualified as a Navajo code talker (approximately 300). In July 2001, U.S. PresidentGeorge W. Bushpersonally presented the Medal to four surviving original code talkers (the fifth living original code talker was not able to attend) at a ceremony held in theCapitol Rotundain Washington, D.C. Gold Medals were presented to the families of the deceased 24 original code talkers.4243

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The namecode talkersis strongly associated with bilingualNavajospeakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in thePacific Theater. Code talking, however, was pioneered by theCherokeeandChoctawpeoples during World War I.

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Heath, Tony (1996-08-26).Welsh speak up for their ancient tongue.

To ensure a consistent use of code terminologies throughout the Pacific Theater, representative code talkers of each of the U.S. Marinedivisionsmet in Hawaii to discuss shortcomings in the code, incorporate new terms into the system, and update theircodebooks. These representatives in turn trained other code talkers who could not attend the meeting. As the war progressed, additional code words were added and incorporated program-wide. In other instances, informal shortcutcode wordswere devised for a particularcampaignand not disseminated beyond the area of operation. Examples of code words include the Navajo word forbuzzard,jeeshʼ, which was used forbomber, while the code word used forsubmarine,bsh łʼ, meant iron fish in Navajo.24The last of the original 29 Navajo code talkers who developed the code,Chester Nez, died on June 4, 2014.25

Philip Johnston, a civil engineer for the city of Los Angeles,19proposed the use ofNavajoto the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II. Johnston, a World War I veteran, was raised on theNavajo reservationas the son of amissionaryto the Navajo. He was one of the few non-Navajo who spoke the language fluently. Some Marines wondered whether the Navajo, who had been treated poorly by the government, would want to fight for the U.S. But the Navajo dutifully enlisted shortly after Pearl Harbor and were eager to contribute to the war effort. What happened to the Navajo were social conflicts, Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith said. But this conflict involved Mother Earth being dominated by foreign countries. It was our responsibility to defend her.20

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According toEuzko Deya, on August 1, 1942, Lieutenants Nemesio Aguirre, Fernndez Bakaicoa and Juanana received a Basque-coded message from San Diego for AdmiralChester Nimitz, warning him of the upcomingOperation Appleto remove the Japanese from theSolomon Islands. They also translated the start date, August 7, forthe attack on Guadalcanal. As the war extended over the Pacific, there was a shortage of Basque speakers and the US military came to prefer the parallel program based on the use of Navajo speakers.

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A system employingWelshwas used by British forces, but not to any great extent during World War II. The Royal Air Force had a plan in 1942 to use Welsh for secret communications during World War II, but the plan was not implemented.34Welsh was used more recently in theYugoslav Warsfor non-vital messages.35

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The Navajo code was formally developed and modeled on theJoint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabetthatuses agreed-upon English words to represent letters. TheNavajo Code Talkerswere mainly Marines. As it was determined that phonetically spelling out all military terms letter by letter into wordswhile in combatwould be too time-consuming, sometermsconceptstacticsand instruments of modern warfare were given uniquely formal descriptive nomenclatures in Navajo (for example, the word for shark being used to refer to a destroyer, or silver oak leaf to the rank of lieutenant colonel).23

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In 2017, Pedro Oiarzabal and Guillermo Tabernilla published a study7refutingEuzko Deyas article.8According to Oiarzabal and Tabernilla, they could not find Carranza, Aguirre, Fernndez Bakaicoa or Juanana in theNARAor US Army archives. They find a small number of US Marines withBasque surnames, none of them in transmissions. They suggest that Carranzas story was anOSSoperation to raise sympathy for the US intelligence among Basque nationalists.

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German authorities knew about the use of code talkers during World War I, and sent a team of some thirtyanthropologiststo the United States to learn Native American languages before the outbreak of World War II,12but the task proved too difficult because of the array of languages anddialects; nonetheless the U.S. Army, learning of the Nazi effort, did not implement a large-scale code talker program in theEuropean Theater. FourteenComanchecode talkers did take part in theInvasion of Normandy, and continued to serve in the4th Infantry Divisionin Europe.13Comanche of the 4th Signal Company compiled a vocabulary of over 100 code terms using words or phrases in their own language. Using a substitution method similar to the Navajo, the Comanche code word for tank was turtle, bomber was pregnant airplane, machine gun was sewing machine and Adolf Hitler was referred to as crazy white man.14Two Comanche code-talkers were assigned to each regiment, the rest to 4th Infantry Division headquarters. Shortly after landing onUtah Beachon June 6, 1944, the Comanche began transmitting messages. Some were wounded but none killed.14

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DuringWorld War I, company commander Captain Lawrence of the U.S. Army overheard Solomon Louis and Mitchell Bobb conversing in theChoctaw language. He found eightChoctawmen in the battalion.11Eventually, fourteen Choctaw men in the Armys36th Infantry Divisiontrained to use their language in code. They helped theAmerican Expeditionary Forceswin several key battles in theMeuse-Argonne Offensivein France, during the final large German push of the war. Within 24 hours of the Choctaw language being pressed into service, the tide of the battle had turned. In less than 72 hours, the Germans were retreating and the Allies were in full attack.11

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On September 17, 2007, eighteen Choctaw code talkers were posthumously awarded theTexas Medal of Valorfrom the Adjutant General of the State of Texas for their World War II service.44

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Because Navajo has a complexgrammar, it is not nearlymutually intelligibleenough with even its closest relatives within theNa-Dene familyto provide meaningful information. It was still an unwritten language, and Johnston thought Navajo could satisfy the military requirement for an undecipherable code. Navajo was spoken only on the Navajo lands of the American Southwest. Its syntax and tonal qualities, not to mention dialects, made it unintelligible to anyone without extensive exposure and training. One estimate indicates that at the outbreak of World War II, fewer than 30 non-Navajo could understand the language.21

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Early in 1942, Johnston met with Major General Clayton B. Vogel, the commanding general of Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet, and his staff. Johnston staged tests under simulated combat conditions which demonstrated that Navajo men could encode, transmit, and decode a three-line English message in 20 seconds, versus the 30 minutes required by machines at that time. The idea was accepted, with Vogel recommending that the Marines recruit 200 Navajo. The first 29 Navajo recruits attended boot camp in May 1942. This first group created the Navajo code atCamp PendletonOceanside, California.22

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Code talkersare people in the 20th century who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The term is now usually associated with the United States service members during theworld warswho used their knowledge ofNative Americanlanguages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular, there were approximately 400500 Native Americans in theUnited States Marine Corpswhose primary job was the transmission of secrettacticalmessages. Code talkers transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developedcodesbuilt upon their nativelanguages. Their service improved the speed ofencryptionof communications at both ends in front line operations duringWorld War II.

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Members of theAssiniboineserved as code talkers during World War II, utilizing theAssiniboine languageto encrypt communications.2The code talkers includedGilbert Horn Sr., who grew up in theFort Belknap Indian ReservationofMontanaand later became a tribal judge and politician.2

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Meskwakimen used their language against the Germans while fighting in the US Army in North Africa. 27 out of then 168 Meskwaki in Iowa enlisted in the U.S. Army together in January 1941.18

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The Navajo code talkers were commended for the skill, speed, and accuracy they demonstrated throughout the war. At theBattle of Iwo Jima, Major Howard Connor,5th Marine Divisionsignal officer, had six Navajo code talkers working around the clock during the first two days of the battle. These six sent and received over 800 messages, all without error. Connor later stated, Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.22

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Navajo was an attractive choice for code use because few people outside the Navajo had learned to speak the language. Virtually no books in Navajo had been published. Outside of the language, the Navajo spoken code was not very complex bycryptographicstandards. It would likely have been broken if a native speaker and trained cryptographers could have worked together effectively. TheJapanesehad an opportunity to attempt this when they capturedJoe Kieyoomiain thePhilippinesin 1942 during theBataan Death March. Kieyoomia, a Navajo sergeant in the U.S. Army, but not a code talker, was ordered to interpret the radio messages later in the war. However, since Kieyoomia had not participated in the code training, the messages made no sense to him. When he reported that he could not understand the messages, his captorstorturedhim.38TheJapanese Imperial ArmyandNavynevercrackedthe spoken code.

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Soldiers ofBasqueancestry may have also been used for code talking by the U.S. Marines during World War II in areas where other Basque speakers were not expected to be operating. Recent research has cast doubt on this, however.

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A codebook was developed to teach the many relevant words and concepts to new initiates. The text was for classroom purposes only, and was never to be taken into the field. The code talkers memorized all these variations and practiced their rapid use under stressful conditions during training. Uninitiated Navajo speakers would have no idea what the code talkers messages meant; they would hear only truncated and disjointed strings of individual, unrelated nouns and verbs.

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Other Native American code talkers were deployed by theUnited States Armyduring World War II, includingLakota,1Meskwaki, andComanchesoldiers; they saw service in the Pacific, North African, and European theaters.

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The last survivingSeminolecode talker,Edmond Harjoof theSeminole Nation of Oklahoma, died on March 31, 2014, at the age of 96.3132Harjo had served as far afield asNormandyand theBattle of Iwo Jimaduring the war.32His biography was recounted byat theCongressional Gold Medalceremony honoring Harjo and other code talkers at theU.S. Capitolon November 20, 2013.313233

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Murray, David (2016-03-29).Decorated war hero, code talker Gilbert Horn Sr. dies.

The deployment of the Navajo code talkers continued through theKorean Warand after, until it was ended early in theVietnam War. The Navajo code is the only spoken military code never to have been deciphered.23

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On November 15, 2008, The Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-420), was signed into law by PresidentGeorge W. Bush, which recognizes every Native American code talker who served in the United States military during WWI or WWII (with the exception of the already-awarded Navajo) with a Congressional Gold Medal, designed as distinct for each tribe, with silver duplicates awarded to the individual code talkers or their next-of-kin.45As of 2013, 33 tribes have been identified and were honored at a ceremony atEmancipation Hallat the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. One surviving code talker was present, Edmond Harjo.46

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In theWorld War II, nativeCreespeakers were used as code talkers for theCanadian Armed Forces. Due to oaths of secrecy, and official classification through 1963, the role of Cree speakers has gone unacknowledged by the Canadian government.16A 2015 documentary,Cree Code Talkers, tells the story of one suchMtisindividual, Charles Checker Tomkins, who died in 2003.17

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The first known use of Native Americans in the American military to transmit messages under fire was a group ofCherokeetroops used by the American30th Infantry Divisionserving alongside the British during theSecond Battle of the Sommein World War I. According to the Division Signal Officer, this took place in September 1918. Their unit was under British command at the time.910

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Non-speakers would find it extremely difficult to accurately distinguish unfamiliar sounds used in these languages. Additionally, a speaker who has acquired a language during their childhood sounds distinctly different from a person who acquired the same language in later life, thus reducing the chance of successful impostors sending false messages.

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On November 27, 2017, three Navajo code talkers, along with the president of theNavajo NationRussell Begaye, appeared with PresidentDonald Trumpin theOval Officein an officialWhite Houseceremony to pay tribute to the contributions of the young Native Americans recruited by the United States military to create top-secret coded messages used to communicate during [World War II] battles.47The executive director of theNational Congress of American IndiansJacqueline Pata, noted that Native Americans have a very high level of participation in the military and veterans service. A statement by a Navajo Nation Council Delegate and comments by Pata and Begaye, among others, objected to Trumps remarks during the event, including his use once again of the wordPocahontasin a negative way towards a political adversary.484749The National Congress of American Indians objected to Trumps use of the name of an historical Native American figure as a derogatory term, and relatives of Code Talkers who were present said it was too bad [Trump] put his foot in his mouth and he needs to grow up.50

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