Albert Smith - Navajo Code Talkers by Alex Preiss

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Old Town, Albuquerque, 2011

KNOWN AS NAVAJO CODE TALKERS, they were young Navajo men who transmitted secret communications on the battlefields of WWII. They drew upon their proud warrior tradition to brave the dense jungles of Guadalcanal and the exposed beachheads of Iwo Jima. Serving with distinction in every major engagement of the Pacific theater from 1942-1945, their unbreakable code played a pivotal role in saving countless lives and hastening the war’s end.



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  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 2 years ago

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible work!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much for the compliments, Ellen. I was so lucky to be in Old Town, Albuquerque when six Navajo Code Talkers had their books signing event.

    – Alex Preiss

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 2 years ago

    Yes, that would be quite a momentous occasion to be a part of! I can’t stop staring at this beautiful portrait!!! The tones, the sharp focus, and the incredibly moving expression – all make a masterpiece in my humble opinion! :)

  • I truly appreciate your high compliments, Ellen.

    – Alex Preiss

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 2 years ago

    Ah…the look of the proud warrior in modern times. Beautifully done.
    So few Americans (even in this decade) have no idea of the existence or contribution of the Code Talkers. Their service was remarkable indeed!

  • Thanks so much for the compliments, Margot.

    – Alex Preiss

  • icesrun
    icesrun11 months ago


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