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Tribal heritage meeting celebrates Navajo Code Talkers

Former U.S. Marine Corps Navajo Code Talker George Willie looks on as his daughter tells his military story during the Native American Heritage Month Meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 19, 2015. Willie enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and went on to serve in a number of key battles, including the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. Navajo code talkers were recruited in order to ensure communications security against the Japanese, who had become adept at cracking U.S. codes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)

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