Division of Inclusion and Equity

Native American Code Talkers To Be Honored

Date: November 22, 2013

When Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the famous Navajo code talkers a decade ago, it failed to recognize members of other tribes who also used their native tongues to trasmit wartime messages the enemy could not decipher.

This week, the "forgotten" heroes from 33 tribes will receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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