WWII Vet, Navajo Code-Talker Willard V Oliver Passes Away at Age 88
“I did not realize that until the code talkers were recognized that all the victories back during the war came about because of our Din language,” he said.
“Sometimes I think about it,” he said. “Why did the government want to use our language when throughout BIA school we would get our mouth washed out with soap when they caught us speaking Navajo?
“I am proud to be a code talker,” he said. “And I know we counted for something great, and that we fought to maintain our freedom and for our sacred land.”