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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on Navajo Code Talker Day:

“Today a grateful nation honors the Navajo Code Talkers whose bravery and skill saved the lives of countless American service members during World War II. History will forever marvel at the Navajos who used their native language during their service in the U.S. Marine Corps to develop an unbreakable code that contributed significantly to Allied victories at Iwo Jima and across the Pacific. With few Navajo Code Talkers still living today, it is especially important that our nation celebrates their sacrifice and heroism. The legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers reminds us that ingenuity combined with diversity is among our nation’s best defense against tyranny and oppression.”