Navajo Code Talkers, True Heroes
The beginning of the Navajo Code Talkers began on May 4, 1942 when 29 recruits were placed aboard a bus and transported to San Diego, California for Marine Corps training. The program was originally established in September gearing to create a code language that had no written alphabet or documentation. Navajo males between the ages of 17 and 32 were recruited. Some leaving their native land for the first time to travel overseas on the front lines. After the ending of the war and returning in the United States, the existence of the Navajo Code Talker program was kept a secret for decades more.