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Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval

During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited Navajo Indians to create a code based on their unwritten language to help the military… read more

During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited Navajo Indians to create a code based on their unwritten language to help the military secretly communicate their operational plans. In a series of interviews, former Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval talked about his early life and World War II service. Conducted between 2004 and 2006, the interviews took place at Mr. Sandoval’s home in Shiprock, New Mexico and on the island of Guam, one of several islands where he served during the war. close

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Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
459729-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Shiprock, New Mexico, United States
First Aired:
Apr 20, 2019 | 2:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 29, 2019 | 4:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 20, 2019 | 2:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2019 | 8:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2019 | 10:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2019 | 4:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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