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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2022 9:17 p.m. PST

…PIGEON UNIT


"Many Americans risked their lives in the First and Second World Wars to transmit high-priority messages to friendly forces in the war zone. But only a few are taxidermied and on display today in the nation's capital.


Much has been written about the ingenious methods used to communicate when interception or decryption meant mission failure or the death of troops in harm's way. Famously, Native American Code Talkers in the Marine Corps employed Navajo and other indigenous languages to send uncrackable messages in World War II – and were credited, among other things, with securing U.S. victory in the crucial Battle of Iwo Jima. Other efforts employed world-class code-makers and code-breakers, and the most sophisticated encryption technology of the time, such as the ECM Mark II, or SIGABA, cipher machine, which looked like a hulking typewriter, weighed nearly 100 pounds, and cost nearly $32,000 USD in today's dollars…"


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Wackmole918 Apr 2022 12:49 p.m. PST

Oh I though your were talking about our Military leadership in Washington DC.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 3:11 p.m. PST

Ha!…


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