Reinhold Grether on 28 Jul 2001 08:44:43 -0000

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Re: [rohrpost] WORDWAR:: check this out, hehehe..

Navajos Honored for War of Words

"Nez and 28 fellow Navajos formed the original
U.S. Marine platoon of the so-called Navajo
code talkers, an elite band of radio operators
who, speaking in their own complex tongue,
passed critical messages between commanders
and front-line troops that proved indecipherable
to the enemy. Using the Navajo word for "bird"
to talk of aircraft, "eggs" for bombs, "beavers" for
minesweepers and "tortoises" for tanks, Nez and
the others created a code that was written
nowhere and recognizable only in the American
desert Southwest."

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