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One of the last living Navajo Code talkers shares his story

Peter MacDonald, one of the last living Navajo Code Talkers. (Courtesy)
Peter MacDonald, one of the last living Navajo Code Talkers. (Courtesy)

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson speaks with Peter MacDonald, one of the last living Navajo Code Talkers, young men from the Navajo Nation who enlisted in the Marines during World War II. Their code, which used the Navajo language as a basis, was used by the U.S. military in the Pacific theater and was never broken by the Japanese.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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