Navajo Code Talkers

Timeline created by A.Cox2020
In History
  • The beginning of the Code

    The beginning of the Code
    After hearing about Americas Struggle in the war and about the japanese knowing their codes, World War 1 Veteran, Philip Johnston who lived in a Navajo Reservation and was one of the only non navajo tribe members to be able to speak the Navajo language fluently, he came up with an idea to use the navajo language as a military code. He decided to go to camp Elliot with his idea and present it talking about how the navajo language would not be decoded
  • Philip Comes Back to Camp Elliot

    Philip Comes Back to Camp Elliot
    After a lot of preparations Philip gets 4 navajo men and brings them to Camp Elliot to prove their linguistic capability. After presenting it and showing the men how easy they could translate words, the Marines decided that it was a good idea and that they'd give it a shot.
  • The Battlle Of Guadalcanal

    The Battlle Of Guadalcanal
    The Navajo Code talkers were involved in the battle of Guadcanal, this battle caused many men to die but the Japanese suffered more casualties and with the Navajo code talkers sending safe and secure messages around they caused the japanese to retreat from the battle in Feburary of 1943
  • The Battle Of Tarawa

    The Battle Of Tarawa
    Navajo Code Talkers help in the Battle of Tarawa, they worked hard to send safe messages and help in the fight against the Japanese.
  • Battle Of Peleliu

    Battle Of Peleliu
    Navajo Code Talkers work hard against the Japanese during the battle of Peleliu. They worked as hard as they could sending messages all around the battle. But even with the code talkers helping, out of the 28,000 marines and infantry involved in the battle, 40% of them were either killed or wounded.
  • Battle Of Iwo Jima

    Battle Of Iwo Jima
    Major Howard Connor had given 8 Navajo Code talkers the task to send safe messages around the batlle they ended up sending more than 800 messages without messing up once. Major Howard stated "If it weren't for the Navajo Code Talkers the marines would have never taken Iwo Jima"
  • The Navajo Nation Flag

    The Navajo Nation Flag
    On May 21st of 1968 Navajo man Jay R. Degroat who was from Mariano Lake, New Mexico submitted a design for the Navajo nation and won out of the 140 entries, this was the first navajo nation flag ever.
  • Code Talkers Declassified

    Code Talkers Declassified
    In the year of 1969 the Navajo Code Talkers and finally allowed to speak of their contribution in the War and are also honored for it.
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day

    National Navajo Code Talkers Day
    President Ronald Reagen declared this day as National Navajo Code Talkers day in honor of the Navajo code talkers great help in World War 2 and because without them we could have lost the war.
  • Navajo Code Talkers are Honored

    4 out of the 5 original 29 Code Talkers who were still alive attended an event in which President Bush awarded them with the Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol Rotunda in Washinton D.C. Gold Medals were also given to the families of the
  • The Demise of Chester Nez

    The Demise of Chester Nez
    Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 code talkers died. One of the orginal code talkers, Chester Nez who is also the author of the book Code Talker: The first and only memoir, died of kidney failure at the age of 93