Navajo Code Talkers Heading to New York City for Veterans Day Parade

ICTMN Staff
11/9/12

Eight World War II Navajo Code Talkers from New Mexico are scheduled to participate in the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the Associated Press reports.

Southwest Airlines is flying the veterans Friday to New York so the men can take part in the Sunday parade.

Officials say before leaving Albuquerque the Navajo Code Talkers will interact with customers in a Sunport gate and during the flight to share their history.

The Code Talkers sent thousands of messages without error on Japanese troop movements, battlefield tactics and other communications, in World War II.

Now, eight Navajo Code Talkers are coming to the Big Apple to grace the annual Veterans Day Parade, which is still scheduled as planned after the devastating Hurricane Sandy and subsequent Nor'easter. The march begins at about 11 am and runs along Manhattan's 5th Avenue.

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my 1956 Bentley convertible I was honored to drive chief little and three vavago cooe talkers ny 2010 and 2012 veterns day parade my wife an I have a very interesting story second ww life and death in the pacific first ww my father was in the army and was wounded in france I have all stories and pictures and great story memorial day 2013

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my 1956 Bentley convertible I was honored to drive chief little and three vavago cooe talkers ny 2010 and 2012 veterns day parade my wife an I have a very interesting story second ww life and death in the pacific first ww my father was in the army and was wounded in france I have all stories and pictures and great story memorial day 2013
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