Navaho code-talkers in Pacific Theatre
Readers' Digest, November 2001, has an article on the Navaho Windtalkers (or Code-Talkers, as I previously knew them by) and states that the group was kept secret until President George W. Bush awarded the survivors a medal (no exact date given, but if W. gave the medals it would have to have been recent).
What I cannot understand is that I distinctly remember reading about them many years ago in a magazine article, and also recall a movie made back in the late fifties which had a scene in it with the Navaho code-talkers.
Did I dream all this? or does anyone else remember hearing about them long before George W. came to be President?