United States Marine Corp Honor Navajo Code Talkers
by Henry Boulley | Sep 28, 2015 | News
Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Sept 28, 2015) –
The Navajo Code Talkers were honored Tuesday at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for their actions that changed the course of history during and after World War II. Code Talkers Roy Hawthorne and Sam Holliday returned to Camp Pendleton for the first time since their communications training in 1942.
The Navajo Code Talkers were honored Tuesday at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for their actions that changed the course of history during and after World War II. NBC 7’s Bridget Naso has their story.
The code created by the Navajo Code Talkers remains the only code never to be broken by the enemy and was crucial to winning World War II.
The Commanding General of First Division Headquarters, Major General Daniel O’donahue; presented two Navajo Code Talkers with a special coin. The Code Talkers presented him with a Navajo Code Talker Warrior Blanket.
The ceremony was followed by a luncheon and then Navajo Nation leadership viewed an advanced microgrid and energy storage solution in operation on the base.
Navajo Code Talkers Roy Hawthorne (left) and Sam Holliday (right) with Maj. Gen. O’Donahue.
Maj. Gen. O’donahue thanking Allen G Cadreau (IE/CEO) for helping make this day possible.
Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne addresses the ceremonial guests
Navajo Code Talker Sam Holliday
Marines posing with two living legends, Sam Holliday & Roy Hawthorne
Navajo Code Talker Sam Holliday receiving a Navajo Coded message
Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne sending a coded message using the Navajo Code
Navajo Code Talker widow Ramona Silversmith honor her husband
Navajo Nation Speaker of the House Lorenzo Bates with Indian Energy’s Allen Cadreau and USMC’s Jeremy Sanders
Major General O’Donohue presented with a Navajo Code Talker Warrior Blanket
Major General O’Donohue and Indian Energy’s Allen J Cadreau display the Navajo Code Talker Warrior Blanket with Navajo Nation Officials
IE’s Allen G Cadreau (left) and Allen J Cadreau (right), flank Maj. Gen. O’donahue and IE Military Liaison Corporal Sanders.
Navajo Code Talkers and Navajo Nation Officials with Major General O’Donohue
Navajo Code Talker Day – Group Picture