NSA Bestows Highest Honor to Native Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers Henry Bake and George Kirk, operating a portable radio set in the South Pacific, 1943

Award Will Be Displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will host an award ceremony Tuesday, April 8, at 11 a.m. for the 2013 Cryptologic Hall of Honor award given by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. One plaque will reside at NSA headquarters and a second will be on display at the museum. This will be the first time in agency history that the award is given to a group and not an individual.

Speakers at the event Speakers at the event include Kevin Gover (Pawnee), NMAI Director and Trumbull D. Soule, deputy chief of staff at the NSA.

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