Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Navajo Code Talker Returns To Camp Pendleton

Some of my favorite stories include active duty or recently discharged military members honoring our veterans.  This is one of those stories.
Samuel Tsosie, a retired Marine who served as a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, looks into the faces of a younger generation of Marines sitting before him.
He can almost see a younger version of himself.
Navajo Code Talker visits at old stomping grounds
Lance Cpl. Nicholas Kien, a rifleman serving with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, shakes hand with Samuel Tsosie, a retired Marine who served as a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, here at Camp San Mateo, March 27, 2013. Tsosie served with 2nd Bn., 5th Marines, during multiple combat operations including Peleliu, Okinawa, and Cape Gloucester. Kien's grandfather was also a Navajo Code Talker that served during World War II.
“From the day you first put on that uniform, you’re a Marine. It changes you,” said Tsosie. “Once a Marine, always Marine.”
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