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...ainees were sent to the Navajo Reservation to recruit eligible volunteers to be Code Talkers, just under 94% of those were recruited. Some men ate food or drank pounds of water in order to become the required weight (Aaseng 35). A major contribution the Code Talkers made was getting most of the military where they were supposed to be through communicating (Aaseng 36). By the end of World War ll, 420 Code Talkers Served in the war (Aaseng 72). All in all, the Navajos showed much bravery and will while serving in the war.
Although the Navajo Code Talkers made many contributions during World War ll, their life didn’t change after they came home. Not until 1971, more than 25 years after World War ll, people recognized the Navajo Code Talkers (Aaseng 105).
Aaseng, Nathan. Navajo Code Talkers: America's Secret Weapon in World War II. New York: Walker, 1992.
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