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Only one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers left

Navajo Code Talkers, Saipan, June 1944

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One of the last two living members of the World War 2 Navajo Code Talkers, Lloyd Oliver, has died in Arizona. Originally there were 29 code talkers (although hundreds more from various tribes would join them before the end of the war) who communicated coded intelligence for the US armed forces in their native Navajo tongue. Thousands of messages were sent error free by these men to the complete confusion of the enemy code breakers and their work contributed immensely to the successful outcome of the war.

A moment of silence in Mr. Oliver’s memory is in order.

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From Wikipedia: Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. These soldiers are referred to as Choctaw Code Talkers. Other Native American code talkers were deployed by the United States Army during World War II, including Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota[1] Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers.

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March 19, 2011 Posted by | hero | Comments Off on Only one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers left

Leonardo! Say it isn’t so!!

Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said today they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa – and claimed he was a man.

Silvano Vinceti, chairman of the Italian national committee for cultural heritage, said the Florence-born Renaissance artist’s male apprentice and possible lover Salai was the main inspiration for the picture.

via News.com.au

Personnel at The Louvre, where the painting hangs, beg to differ, however.

March 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Leonardo! Say it isn’t so!!