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Navajo Code Talkers, Heros of WWII and The Navaho/Navajo Nation (Naabeehó Bináhásdzo)

From; http://www.lapahie.com/navajo_code_talker_names.cfm

Monday - October 3, 2011 - 4:26:33 PM - Navajo Nation Time ----

During the early days of World War II a Marine Corps Officer, and son of a missionary to the Navajo People, presented an idea to his superior officers and the Navajo Code was born...

This project is about the Navajo men and boys that developed that officer's idea and used it in battle to confound the enemy throughout the Pacific Theater of Operations. Other Native American peoples were also Code Talkers in their languages as early as World War I.

Initially, thirty young Navajo men, fluent in both Navajo and English, were recruited. One of these “dropped out” of the program leaving 29 Original Navajo Code Talkers, as they came to be known. The 352 Code Talkers who came later used the code developed by the first 29... The Navajo Code that was never broken. As of this date, all of the original 29 have left us.

The Navajo Code Talkers were told to keep their role secret in case it needed to be used again. It never was, and modern communication techniques mean it never will; but that’s okay, some were told by their elders that stories of war were not part of the Navajo Way. In 1968 the role of the Navajo Code Talker was declassified and in the 1990's the men were awarded special medals from Congress. Gold for the 29 and silver for the rest.

This memorial is developed as a tribute and legacy to these brave men, and as a place for their families to claim their heroic ancestors and build on the family trees we started.

Your input is always welcome.

       
             

KIA = Killed-In-Action

Navajo Code Talkers

		
  1. Akee, Dan
  2. Alfred, Johnny
  3. Allen, Perry
  4. Anderson, Edward B.
  5. Anthony, Franklin A.
  6. Apache, Jimmie
  7. Arviso, Bennie
  8. Ashley, Regis
  9. Augustine, John
  10. Ayze, Lewis Franklin
  11. Babiya, Don
  12. Bahe, Henry Jr.
  13. Bahe, Woody
  14. Baldwin, Benjamin C.
  15. Beard, Harold
  16. Becenti, Ned D.
  17. Becenti, Roy Lewis
  18. Bedoni, Sidney
  19. Begay, Carlos
  20. Begay, Charley (or Charlie) Tsosie (or Sosie) One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  21. Begay, Charlie Y.(or H.)
  22. Begay, E.
  23. Begay, George K.
  24. Begay, Henry
  25. Begay, Jerry Claschee Jr.
  26. Begay, Jimmie M.
  27. Begay, Joe N.
  28. Begay, Lee H.
  29. Begay, Leo B.
  30. Begay, Leonard
  31. Begay, Notah
  32. Begay, Paul KIA Okinawa
  33. Begay, Roy One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  34. Begay, Samuel Hosteen Nez One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  35. Begay, Thomas H.
  36. Begay, Walter
  37. Begay, Walter "Willie" Kesoli
  38. Begay, Wilson J.
  39. Begaye, Fleming D. Sr.
  40. Begody, David Maize
  41. Begody, Roger
  42. Belinda, Wilmer
  43. Belone, Harry Sr.
  44. Benally, Harrison Lee
  45. Benally, Harry
  46. Benally, Jimmie L.
  47. Benally, John Ashi One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  48. Benally, Johnson Delwashie
  49. Benally, Samuel
  50. Bennallie (or Benallalie), Jimmie D.
  51. Bentone (or Benton), Willie Sr.
  52. Bernard, John
  53. Betone, Lloyd
  54. Bia, Andrew
  55. Billey, Wilfred E.
  56. Billie, Ben
  57. Billiman, Howard Jr.
  58. Billison, Samuel
  59. Billy, Sam Jones
  60. Bitse, Peter John
  61. Bitsie, Wilsie H. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  62. Bitsoi, Delford E. (or Baldwin)
  63. Bizard, Jesse J.
  64. Black, Jesse
  65. Blatchford, Paul H.
  66. Bluehorse, David
  67. Bowman, John Henry
  68. Bowman, Robert
  69. Brown, Arthur C.
  70. Brown, Clarence Paul
  71. Brown, Cosey Stanley One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  72. Brown, John Jr. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  73. Brown, Neulon Ashley, Jr.
  74. Brown, Tsosie Herman
  75. Brown, William Tully
  76. Buck, Wilford
  77. Burke, Bobby
  78. Burnie, Jose Jr.
  79. Burnside, Francis A.
  80. Burr, Sandy
  81. Cadman, William
  82. Calleditto, Andrew
  83. Carroll, Oscar Tsosie
  84. Cattlechaser, Dennis
  85. Cayedito, Del
  86. Cayedito, Ralph
  87. Charley, Carson Bahe
  88. Charlie, Sam Sr.
  89. Chase, Frederick
  90. Chavez, George Sr.
  91. Chee, Guy Claus
  92. Chee, John One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  93. Clah, Stewart
  94. Clark, Jimmie
  95. Claw, Thomas
  96. Cleveland, Benjamin H. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  97. Cleveland, Billie
  98. Cleveland, Ned
  99. Cody, Leslie
  100. Cohoe, James Charles
  101. Craig, Bob Etsitty
  102. Crawford, Eugene Roanhorse One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  103. Crawford, Karl Kee
  104. Cronemeyer, Walter
  105. Crosby, Billy
  106. Curley, David One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  107. Curley, Rueben
  108. Dale, Ray
  109. Damon, Anson Chandler
  110. Damon, Lowell Smith One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  111. Davis, Tully
  112. Deel, Martin Dale
  113. Dehiya, Dan
  114. Dennison, George H. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  115. Dennison, Leo
  116. Dixon, James One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  117. Dodge, Jerome Cody
  118. Dooley, Richard
  119. Doolie, John
  120. Doolie, Richardson
  121. Draper, Nelson
  122. Draper, Teddy Sr.
  123. Etsicitty, Kee
  124. Etsitty, Deswood
  125. Evans, Harold
  126. Foghorn, Ray
  127. Foster, Harold Y.
  128. Fowler, King
  129. Francisco, Jimmy
  130. Freeman, Edwin
  131. Gatewood, Joseph Patrick
  132. George, William M.
  133. Gishal (or Gishall), Milton Miller
  134. Gleason, Jimmie
  135. Goldtooth (or Gooldtooth), Emmett
  136. Goodluck, John V.
  137. Goodman, Billie
  138. Gorman, Carl Nelson One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  139. Gorman, Tom
  140. Gray, Harvey
  141. Grayson, Bill Lewis
  142. Greymountain, Yazzie
  143. Guerito, Billy Lewis
  144. Gustine, Tully
  145. Guy, Charles
  146. Harding, Ben Williams (or William)
  147. Harding, Jack W.
  148. Hardy, Tom
  149. Harrison, Emmett
  150. Haskie, Ross
  151. Hawthorne, Roy Orville
  152. Haycock, Bud
  153. Hemstreet, Leslie
  154. Henry, Albert
  155. Henry, Edmund Juan Sr.
  156. Henry, Kent Carl
  157. Hickman, Dean Junian
  158. Holiday, Calvin
  159. Holiday, Samuel T.
  160. Housewood, Johnson KIA Guam
  161. Housteen, Dennie
  162. Howard, Ambrose
  163. Hubbard, Arthur Jose
  164. Hudson, Lewey
  165. Hunter, Tom
  166. Ilthma, Oscar B. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  167. Jake, H.
  168. James, Benjamin
  169. James, Billy
  170. James, George B.
  171. Jenson, Nevy
  172. Johle, Elliott
  173. John, Charlie Tsihi
  174. John, Edmund
  175. John, Leroy
  176. Johnny, Earl
  177. Johnson, Deswood Remy
  178. Johnson, Francis Taylor
  179. Johnson, Johnnie (or Johnny)
  180. Johnson, Peter KIA Iwo Jima
  181. Johnson, Ralph
  182. Jones, Jack
  183. Jones, Tom H.
  184. Jordan, David
  185. Jose, Teddy
  186. June, Allen Dale One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  187. June, Floyd
  188. Keams, Percy
  189. Keedah, Wilson
  190. Kellwood, Joe (or Joseph) H.
  191. Kescoli, Alonzo
  192. Ketchum, Bahe
  193. Kien, William
  194. King, Jimmy Kelly Sr. KIA
  195. Kinlahcheeny, Paul KIA Iwo Jima
  196. Kinsel, John Sr.
  197. Kirk, George Harlan Sr.
  198. Kirk, Leo KIA
  199. Kiyaani, Mike
  200. Kontz, Rex T.
  201. Lapahie, Harrison Sr.
  202. Largo, James
  203. Leonard, Alfred One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  204. Leroy, George (or John)
  205. Leuppe, Edward
  206. Little, Keith Morrison
  207. Lopez, Tommy K.
  208. MacDonald, Peter
  209. Malone, Max
  210. Malone, Rex T.
  211. Malone, Robert
  212. Maloney, James
  213. Maloney, Paul Edward
  214. Manuelito, Ben Charles
  215. Manuelito, Ira
  216. Manuelito, James C. Sr.
  217. Manuelito, Johnny R. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  218. Manuelito, Peter R.
  219. Marianito, Frank
  220. Mark, Robert
  221. Martin, Matthew
  222. Martinez, Jose
  223. McCabe, William One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  224. McCraith, Archibald
  225. Mike, King Paul
  226. Miles, General
  227. Moffitt, Tom Clah
  228. Morgan, Herbert
  229. Morgan, Jack C.
  230. Morgan, Ralph KIA Cape Gloucester
  231. Morgan, Sam KIA Iwo Jima
  232. Morris, Joe
  233. Moss, George Alfred
  234. Multine, Oscar Phillip
  235. Murphy, Calvin Henderson
  236. Nagurski, Adolph (or Alolph) N.
  237. Nahkai, James Thomas Jr.
  238. Nakaidinae, Peter
  239. Napa, Martin
  240. Naswood, Johnson
  241. Negale, Harding
  242. Newman, Alfred K. Sr.
  243. Nez, Arthur
  244. Nez, Chester One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  245. Nez, Freeland
  246. Nez, Howard Hosteen Sr.
  247. Nez, Israel Hosteen
  248. Nez, Jack One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  249. Nez, Sidney
  250. Notah, Roy Becenti
  251. Notah, Willie A. KIA Iwo Jima
  252. O'Dell, Billy
  253. Oliver, Lloyd One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  254. Oliver, Willard V.
  255. Otero, Tom
  256. Paddock, Layton Sr.
  257. Pahe, Robert D.
  258. **Palmer, Joe (originally Balmer Slowtalker) One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  259. Parrish, Paul A.
  260. Patrick, Amos Roy
  261. Patterson, David E.
  262. Peaches, Alfred James
  263. Peshlakai, Sam
  264. Pete, Frank Danny One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  265. Peterson, Joe (or Jose) Sr.
  266. Pinto, Guy
  267. Pinto, John
  268. Platero, Richard
  269. Preston, Jimmie
  270. Price, Joe Frederick
  271. Price, Wilson Henry
  272. Reed, Sam
  273. Roanhorse, Harry C.
  274. Sage, Andy
  275. Sage, Denny
  276. Salabiye, Jerry Edgar Sr.
  277. Sandoval, Merril Leo
  278. Sandoval, Peter Paul
  279. Sandoval, Samuel
  280. Sandoval, Thomas
  281. Scott, John
  282. Sells, John Captain
  283. Shields, Freddie
  284. Shorty, Dooley
  285. Shorty, Robert Tom
  286. Silversmith, Joe A.
  287. Silversmith, Sammy
  288. Singer, Oscar Jones
  289. Singer, Richard B.
  290. Singer, Tom KIA Peleliu
  291. Skeet, Wilson Chee
  292. Slinky, Richard T.
  293. Slivers, Albert James
  294. **Slowtalker, Balmer (later Joe Palmer) One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  295. Smiley, Arcenio
  296. Smith, Albert
  297. Smith, Enock
  298. Smith, George
  299. Smith, Raymond R.
  300. Smith, Samuel Jesse (or Jessie) Sr.
  301. Soce, George Bill
  302. Sorrell, Benjamin G. Sr.
  303. Spencer, Harry
  304. Tabaha, Johnnie Sr.
  305. Tah, Alfred
  306. Tah, Edward
  307. Talley, John
  308. Tallsalt, Bert
  309. Thomas, Edward
  310. Thomas, Richard Sr.
  311. Thompson, Claire M. Sr.
  312. Thompson, Everett (or Everitt) M.
  313. Thompson, Francis Tso
  314. Thompson, Frank T.
  315. Thompson, Nelson S. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  316. Todacheene, Carl Leo
  317. Todacheenie, Frank Carl
  318. Tohe, Benson
  319. Toledo, Bill Henry
  320. Toledo, Curtis
  321. Toledo, Frank
  322. Toledo, Preston
  323. Toledo, Willie
  324. Towne, Joseph H.
  325. Towne, Zane
  326. Tracy, Peter
  327. Tso, Chester Housteen
  328. Tso, Howard Benedict
  329. Tso, Paul Edward
  330. Tso, Samuel N.
  331. Tsosie, Alfred KIA Cape Gloucester
  332. Tsosie, Cecil Gorman
  333. Tsosie, Collins D.
  334. Tsosie, David W.
  335. Tsosie, Harry One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers KIA Bougainville
  336. Tsosie, Howard KIA
  337. Tsosie, Kenneth
  338. Tsosie, Samuel Sr.
  339. Tsosie, Woody B.
  340. Upshaw, John
  341. Upshaw, William R.
  342. Vandever, Joe Sr.
  343. Visalia, Buster
  344. Wagner, Oliver
  345. Walley, Robert (or Roberts)
  346. Werito, John
  347. Whitman, Lyman Jimmie
  348. Willeto, Frank Chee Jr.
  349. Williams, Alex
  350. Williams, Kenneth
  351. Willie, George Boyd
  352. Willie, John W. Jr. One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  353. Wilson, William Dean
  354. Woodty, Clarence Bahie
  355. Yazza, Peter
  356. Yazza, Vincent
  357. Yazzie, Charlie
  358. Yazzie, Clifton
  359. Yazzie, Daniel
  360. Yazzie, Eddie Melvin
  361. Yazzie, Edison Kee
  362. Yazzie, Felix
  363. Yazzie, Francis
  364. Yazzie, Frank Harold
  365. Yazzie, Harding
  366. Yazhe, Harrison A.
  367. Yazzie, Joe Shorty
  368. Yazzie, John
  369. Yazzie, Justine D.
  370. Yazzie, Lemuel Bahe
  371. Yazzie, Ned
  372. Yazzie, Pahe D.
  373. Yazzie, Peter
  374. Yazzie, Raphael D.
  375. Yazzie, Robert H.
  376. Yazzie, Sam
  377. Yazzie, William One of the First 29 Navajo Code Talkers
  378. Yellowhair, Leon
  379. Yellowhair, Stanley
  380. Yellowman, Howard Thomas
  381. Yoe, George Edward
  382. Zah, Henry