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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

		

# Akee, Dan

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