Our friend, the historian and curator of the Jack Harbin Scout Museum in Dallas, Bob Reitz, will present a paper on the Comanche Code Talkers of World War II at the meeting of the West Texas Historical Association meeting March 30-31, at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.
Which, for some reason, made me think of this classic XKCD:
- U.S. Army history page on American Indians in the Army, including code talkers of World War I and World War II; “In Europe, the 4th Signal Company, 4th Infantry Division, was assigned 17 Comanche code talkers. From the D-Day landings at Normandy in June 1944, to the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge, they kept the lines of communications secure.”
- The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II, by William C. Meadows, University of Texas Press
- Navajo Code Talker Keith Little Dies (npr.org)
- Oh — the Cherokee in that cartoon? “Hello, Sarah is my name,” roughly.