South Korea Sending 10,000 Masks To Navajo Veterans Honoring Their Service During Korean War
Gratitude for Navajo code talkers used their unbreakable code to help defend South Korea
Navajo code talkers made significant contributions to help defend South Korea during the Korean War.
It’s a story from 70 years ago that many Americans don’t know.
South Korea has not forgotten.
South Korea sends gratitude
The country is sending 10,000 face masks and other protective gear to the Navajo Nation to aid in the fight against the coronavirus.
Stars & Stripes reports the Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest-hit communities in the United States, with coronavirus infection rates rivaling those of New York City.
South Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs said about 800 Navajo men served in the war, Many of them worked as Code Talkers who used their native language as an unbreakable code to confound opposing forces. Around 130 of the Navajo veterans are still alive.
Remembering all US veterans
Earlier this month, the committee sent 1 million masks to benefit all foreign veterans of the war, including 500,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs for American vets.
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