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- Reporter's Notebook: Navajos Honored for Use of the Navajo Language During World War II - In the 1920's, Navaho children were punished for speaking their native language. Today, they're getting the Congressional Medal of Honor. During World War II, Merrill Sandoval was a Navajo code talker, one of a secret elite band of radio operators who confounded Japanese intelligence by passing messages in their unique complex tongue.
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