Final Interview with the Last Code Talker
The Navajo Code Talkers returned home from the war to an economy that was scarce with little resources and short supply of many items such as food or gasoline. Many Indians were unable to eat or drink at certain establishments and were never recognized at that time for their distinctive service during the war. Many code talkers went on to farm, work in their communities, or on the railroad. Many code talkers during their time earned Purple Hearts, Silver Stars, and Combat Infantry Badges. However, this recognition was not provided to them for more than 40 years later.