Navajo Code Talkers given awards
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The Navajo Nation on Saturday held a ceremony to present 228 Congressional Silver Medals to the Navajo Code Talkers whose unbreakable code helped win World War II.

In July, Congressional Gold Medals were given to the original 29 Navajo soldiers during a ceremony featuring President Bush. The silver ones were given to the Navsjos who came after the original group.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) spearheaded the legislation to award the medals.

One Navajo who won't be receiving an award, however, is David W. Tsosie, 78. The tribe says Tsosie is not a legitimate Code Talker.

Get the Story:
228 Code Talkers Honored (AP 11/25)
Code Talker denied silver medal (The Farmington Daily Times 11/22)

Relevant Links:
Sen. Jeff Bingaman's Code Talkers' Site -
Harrison Lapahie Jr's Code Talkers' Site -
Windtalkers -
Navajo Code Talkers, Yahoo! -

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