Corporal Henry Bake, Jr. (left) of Ft. Defiance, Arizona and Pfc. George Kirk (right) of Leupp, Arizona operate a portable radio unit on the front line in the jungles of Bougainville, in the Solomon Islands. (Navajo Code Talkers Foundation)

Corporal Henry Bake, Jr. (left) of Ft. Defiance, Arizona and Pfc. George Kirk (right) of Leupp, Arizona operate a portable radio unit on the front line in the jungles of Bougainville, in the Solomon Islands. (Navajo Code Talkers Foundation)

Video: ‘A Day With the Navajo Code Talkers’

This short video, shot during a Southwest Airlines flight with historical images interspersed and featuring USMC Navajo Code Talker Bill Toledo and Yvonne Murphy, of the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation, is a moving look at these courageous men who sacrificed so much.  Attached to the video is this brief summary from Southwest: "The Navajo Code Talkers were an elite group of communicators who developed a secret, tactical code based on their native language. In the beginning of World War II, Japanese intelligence deciphered our communication, including important commands and top-secret information, due to their knowledge of the English language. Consequently, the well-being of our troops and our strategies for success were at risk. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, the Navajo Code Talkers were formed, creating a code that remains unbreakable still today and instigating a pivotal turning point towards America's success in World War II."

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