Friday, June 15, 2007

WWII Code Talkers Get Recognition

This is an awesome story. Read and enjoy. And if you've never seen Windtalkers, do so. A great movie.
Quote 1
"Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines world never have taken Iwo Jima," Maj. Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division's signal officer, said after the war.

Quote 2
For Smith, who went to war as a fiery youngster filled with tales of the forced relocation of Navajos in 1864 and skirmishes with neighboring tribes, the only tribute that mattered came from his grandfather.

"When I came back he told me 'grandson ... you're a man now, you're a warrior' ... and I appreciated that above all the medals."