Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture - Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ
Carl Gorman was too old to enlist, but he did anyway. Unemployed and running away from a rocky marriage, Carl volunteered to join the Marine Corps along with several other young Navajo men in the spring of 1942. Little did any of them know their participation in a pilot group would mark the beginning of one of the most vital and successful military communications networks used during World War II. Learn about Carl and the First Twenty-Nine Navajo Code Talkers who developed the original Navajo code and helped win the war in the Pacific.