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The Marines’ Hymn sung in Navajo by Code Talker Joe Kellwood

The official designation of Aug. 14 as Navajo Code Talkers’ Day in Arizona moved former code talker Joe Kellwood to song — in Navajo. It is also the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in 1945, which ended World War II.

 

Founded in 1775, the Marine Corps existed before the United States of America. At a recent ceremony at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Navajo Code Talker Joe Kellwood sang the Marine Corps Hymn in Navajo. For all the Native Americans who have served and do serve in the Corps, especially the heroic Navajo Code Talkers, this is a beautiful performance. Kellwood saw action in the Pacific during World War II in the battles of Cape Gloucester, Peleliu and Okinawa. Today we honor veterans like Code Talker Joe Kellwood and the U.S. Marine Corps. Semper Fi!

 

Source: Indian Country Today

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