Robert "Bert" Tallsalt, Navajo Code Talker

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Robert Tallsalt, Navajo Code Talker

Also Known As: "Bert"
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Birthplace: Arizona, United States
Death: Died in Arizona, United States
Place of Burial: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Managed by: Danny Franklin Drollinger
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About Robert "Bert" Tallsalt, Navajo Code Talker

  • Birth: Mar. 10, 1918

Arizona, USA

  • Death: Apr. 18, 2003

Arizona, USA

US MARINE CORP WWII NAVAJO CODE TALKER AWARDED THE SILVER CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

Robert "Bert" Tallsalt was born in Copper Canyon on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. He was a member of the Bitterwater Clan of the Navajo Tribe. Robert "Bert" Tallsalt's contributions to his Country and the Navajo Nation will not be forgotten. During World War II, he volunteered in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a Navajo Code Talker. A special group of Navajos were formed during World War II called the Navajo Code Talkers. The Code Talkers used a special code based on the Navajo language to transmit messages, making it futil for the Japanese enemy to decipher American battle messages about the time and place of attack. For his service and contributions, Robert Tallsalt was awarded a Silver Conregessional Medal of Honor at Window Rock, AZ., in the year 2001. Of all the honors Congress can bestow, the awarding of a Congressional Gold or Silver Medal is often considered the most distinguished. Following World War II, he received his degree from Utah State University, and began a career as an educator at Intermountain School in Brigham City, Utah. In the early 1950's he served as a Councilman for the Navajo Mountain Chapter of the Navajo Tribe. He was actively involved in the Navajo Code Talkers Association until his death.


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Spouse:
 Kate C. Tallsalt (1922 - 2001)

Inscription: PFC US MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II

 

Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona; Phoenix; Maricopa County; Arizona, USA Plot: Section 18D Site 2662


Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow Record added: Apr 23, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7381773



            
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Robert "Bert" Tallsalt, Navajo Code Talker's Timeline

1918
March 10, 1918
Arizona, United States
2003
April 18, 2003
Age 85
Arizona, United States
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Phoenix, AZ, USA