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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 10:32 p.m. PST

"Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades.

Now, Bean and four other long-deceased Alaska Natives are being hailed in their home state this month for their lifesaving efforts as servicemen.

During World War II, they made good use of the Tlingit language they were forbidden to speak as schoolchildren in their southeast Alaska villages. They used their native language to help the military outsmart the Japanese with codes they could not break, as did their more well-known peers, the Navajo Code Talkers…"
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Legion 427 Mar 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

Didn't know that ! But it makes sense. And I had heard in Europe IIRC Cherokee were used too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

Every day… you lern something new at TMP… (smile)


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