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Noun1.codetalker - a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II
intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent - a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
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He was a World War ll-era Marine who trained as a Navajo Code Talker. He was 94.
Kirby Larson's Code Word Courage (9780545840750, $16.99 HC, $9.99 Kindle, 256pp, Ages 8-12) weaves a fascinating story of a World War II Navajo Code Talker, a lonely girl, and a stray dog who brings them together.
His grandfather, Phillip Gover, was a code talker in the Second World War, serving in the famed Thunderbirds, part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
Lazarowich's own uncle, Charles "Checker" Tomkins, was a Cree code talker and will be featured in the film.
Code talker Chester Nez's Navajo (Dine) tongue helped pave the way to an allied win in the Second World War.
Under the eagle; Samuel Holiday, Navajo code talker.
"Code Talker" is a novel of World War II following Talking Boy Gorman, a Navajo code talking soldier in World War II who is betrayed by those closest to him and wonders about his allegiance to the American cause in the conflict.
Beulah Allen, the first Navajo female physician and founder of the Navajo Emergency Medical Service; Wilson Aronilth Jr., an author and professor at Dine College; Ruth Roessel, a Navajo educator, author and founder of the Rough Rock Demonstration School; Samuel Tso, a World War II Navajo code talker; and Harry Walters, an educator, artist and director of the Ned Hatathli Museum at Dine College.
Like many returning veterans, one Code Talker spoke of the war's aftermath, but unlike many returning veterans, his traditional culture was his salvation.
New 'Warrior' series titles are Gregory Fremont-Barnes' AMERICAN BOMBER CREWMAN 1941-45 (9782846031250, $18.95), covering the lives and achievements of the American Bomber Crewmen of the USAF and the physical and psychological requirements for their duty, and Ed Gilbert's NATIVE AMERICAN CODE TALKER IN WORLD WAR II (9781846032691, $18.95), using personal interviews with veteran code talkers to tell of their use during World Wars 1 and II.