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Comanche Nation recognizing Code Talkers with new gravestones






Comanche Nation Code Talkers who served in World War II. Wellington Mihecoby is on the far right of the front row. Photo from Comanche Nation

The Comanche Nation and the Comanche Indian Veterans Association are providing new gravestones for the tribe's Code Talkers.

Some 14 tribal members served as Code Talkers during World War II. They used the Comanche language to transmit unbreakable messages.

"They need to be recognized," George Red Elk, the commander of the veterans association, said at the gravestone dedication ceremony for Wellington Mihecoby, who died in 1975, The Farmington Daily-Times reported.

Mihecoby's new gravestone reflects the Congressional Gold Medals and the Congressional Silver Medals that Congress bestowed on the tribe and its Code Talkers.

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Comanche Code Talker honored with new gravestone at Farmington cemetery reflecting service, honors (The Farmington Daily Times 8/31)