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Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers  In 1942, 29 Navajo males were enlisted to transmit and interpret encoded messages, thereby securing the vital communications between military commands during WWII.   Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer, stated “Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.”

Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers In 1942, 29 Navajo males were enlisted to transmit and interpret encoded messages, thereby securing the vital communications between military commands during WWII. Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer, stated “Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.”

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