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08-29-02, 09:17 AM
MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION MILWAUKEE, Wis.(August 28, 2002) -- Marine Corps history recently came to life when two World War II Navaho Code Talkers visited Fond du Lac, Wis., to talk with high school students from the Fond du Lac Area Catholic Education System (FACES).

Roy Hawthorne and Bill Toldeo are two of the few remaining 400 Navajo men recruited by the Corps to help win key battles in the Pacific Theater and save countless lives through the use of their unbreakable code based on their native language, according to Mike Marks, history teacher, FACES.

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