Just as we posted on the topic of Navajo Code Talkers, I received an email from Amy O’Hara who works with the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation. The organization is gathering information about individual Navajo Code Talkers and would like you to contact them if you have a Code Talker veteran in your family. The survey is brief and will help enrich the legacy of the heroic efforts of the Code Talkers.
Please see the full press release below:
Navajo Code Talkers Foundation Requests Community Help
Information about individual Navajo Code Talkers is Needed
Window Rock, Ariz. – The Navajo Code Talkers Foundation (www.navajocodetalkers.org) is asking communities throughout the Southwest, and others, to come together to help obtain information about Navajo Code Talkers.
The Foundation has put together a questionnaire to gather information about individual Navajo Code Talkers, and is encouraging the family and friends of Navajo Code Talkers to obtain the questionnaire for the veteran, as well as assist him completing and returning it.
Questionnaires and more information can be obtained by contacting Wynette Arviso at 505-870-9167 or email@example.com, or Yvonne Murphy at 505-870-0641 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation requests all questionnaires be returned by September 17, but will be accepting questionnaires on a rolling basis to maintain continually accurate information for its database and museum.
The Navajo Code Talkers’ saga is a great American story that is still largely unknown – the story of a group of young Navajo men who answered the call of duty, who performed a service no one else could, and in the process became great warriors and patriots. Their unbreakable code saved thousands of lives and helped end WWII.
Now, in their 80’s and 90’s, only a few of these silent heroes remain. Many of their stories have yet to be documented for posterity, and to that end the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation is working to create a lasting record of the Navajo Code Talker legacy with a new museum project.