The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo28° Patchy Fog

Monday

Hi34° Areas Fog then Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo25° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi28° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo17° Patchy Freezing Fog

Wednesday

Hi28° Patchy Freezing Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo21° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi27° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo24° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi26° Patchy Freezing Fog

Congress celebrates ‘code talkers’: Thirty-three tribes receive medals for help during wars

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — U.S. military commanders had a big problem during World War II, when the Japanese routinely broke their codes, making it easy to predict the actions of American troops.

Commanders brought in 29 Navajo “code talkers” — a group made up of farmers and sheepherders from the ages of 15 to 35 — who went to Camp Pendleton in California in 1942 and used their language to create a code that the enemy could never figure out: Turtle meant…

View my options or Sign in