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Ted Janosko's Induction

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Freedom Is Not Free

 

In recognition of November being Native American Indian Heritage Month, we are highlighting the critical contributions of those Native Americans who served as Code Talkers in our armed forces.  In November 2013, ceremonies across the nation honored Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Out of the 33 tribes recognized, 10 tribes were from Oklahoma including the Comanche and Kiowa from our Chapter area.
 
The term Code Talkers is now usually associated with the United States service members during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular, there were approximately 400–500 Native Americans in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages. Code talkers transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developed codes built upon their native languages. Their service improved the speed of encryption of communications at both ends in front line operations during World War II.  They could encode, transmit, and decode a three-line message in 20 seconds, versus 30 minutes for coding machines.
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