Program on World War II's Navajo code talkers at OCC History Center Nov. 10Nov. 1, 2017
An hour-long presentation on the Navajo code talkers - whose complex language, augmented for military purposes, proved too tough for the enemy to decipher in World War II - will be provided at the Old Colorado City History Center Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
The speaker will be Ken Valles, an area resident who has traveled the American southwest and worked among the Navajo people.
“This is the remarkable story of how the language of the Navajo people played a major role in the victory over the Japanese in the Pacific Theater,” a press release states.
Owned and operated by the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the History Center is at 1 S. 24th St.
Admission to the program is free to OCCHS members, $5 for nonmembers.
Other than programs, admission to the History Center and its museum and bookstore is free. For more information, call 636-1225.
Westside Pioneer/press release