O’Halleran Honors Navajo Code Talkers Day

August 14, 2020
Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, in honor of National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

“Navajo Code Talkers were an elite group of soldiers that used their native tongue to create unbreakable codes and transmit messages during World War II, saving the lives of countless American troops and helping to turn the tide of the war,” said O’Halleran. “Today, we honor the four remaining Code Talkers and share the stories of their selfless acts and their unbreakable code. We must ensure that families both on and off the Navajo Nation have the opportunity to learn about these brave, intelligent soldiers who gave so much to keep our nation safe.”

Watch O’Halleran speak in honor of Navajo Code Talkers Day, HERE.

Native American soldiers have served in the U.S. Armed Forces in greater numbers per capita than any other ethnic or racial group, but Native American veterans often experience restricted access to affordable care close to home. Last fall, O’Halleran re-introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage the construction of veteran nursing care homes on tribal lands.