I’m Grateful for Navajo Code Talkers

The freedoms I enjoy come at the sacrifices of those who came before

Tuesday January 23, 2024


My daughter brought home a book that introduced something I had never before heard about: Navajo code talkers.

Since the Navajo language had never been written down, it wasn’t able to be translated by the Japanese in WWII. And so, the Navajo would encode English words and transmit their words across the radio to talk about positions and bombs and such. It helped them win the war.

They chose to serve a country they were being heavily persecuted in (Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI). It’s incredible to think about.

I’m grateful for them and all like them that helped provide the freedoms I enjoy.

Code talker on the radio


Bryan lives somewhere at the intersection of faith, fatherhood, and futurism and writes about tech, books, Christianity, gratitude, and whatever’s on his mind. If you liked reading, perhaps you’ll also like subscribing: