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Aug 14 – Navajo Code Talkers Day

14 Aug

Code talking was a key to the American victory in World War II. They were able to land on Iwo Jima beach and successfully deliver up to 800 encrypted messages that helped carry sensitive information about troop movement and other field operations.

Knowledge of this wasn’t released until 1969 and in 1982 Reagan declared it a national holiday. It’s crazy the risk these guys had to take during war. Now we’d have to send teenage Emoji code talkers or something. It’s so easy to relay and intercept information, but these guys took a risk and we thank them for that. Check out a short documentary about it below.

and here’s a more in-depth article if you want to read further.