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Senate passes bill to recognize more Code Talkers

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1035, the Code Talkers Recognition Act, on Wednesday.

The bill recognizes Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Meskwaki, Comanche and Choctaw Code Talkers. The soldiers, or their descendants, will be presented with Congressional commemorative medals for their service during World War II and World War I.

The Navajo Code Talkers have previously been recognized by Congress for their efforts.

The military used Indian soldiers to transmit messages in their languages that couldn't be broken by enemy forces.

The bill still needs approval by the House.

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Senate approves measure to honor Meskwaki 'code talkers' (AP 9/20)
Press Release: OK U.S. Sen. Inhofe Passes Bill Honoring Indian Code Talkers of WWI, WWII (Sen. Inhofe 9/20)

Get the Bill:
Code Talkers Recognition Act (S.1035)

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