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CODE TALKERS

New monument honors Navajos who saved lives with their language

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From left, Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas, Navajo Code Talker Bill Toledo, Santa Fe National Cemetery Director Cliff Shields and Daughters of the American Revolution state regent Zadeea Jean Graham Harris unveil a new monument to Navajo Code Talkers on Thursday at the national cemetery. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

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The Navajo Code Talkers weren’t exactly the silent warriors of World War II — they did talk, after all. But nobody — not even soldiers from their own side or Navajos who were not versed in the code — knew what they were saying. The Japanese certainly couldn’t break the code.

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From left, Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas, Navajo Code Talker Bill Toledo, Santa Fe National Cemetery Director Cliff Shields and Daughters of the American Revolution state regent Zadeea Jean Graham Harris unveil a new monument to Navajo Code Talkers on Thursday at the national cemetery. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

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