Oklahoma: Comanche Code Talkers honored

 
 
People walk through an exhibit about the Comanche Code Talkers at the Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center in Lawton, Oklahoma.
People walk through an exhibit about the Comanche Code Talkers at the Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Sue Ogrocki / AP

Personal photographs, military uniforms and a Nazi flag captured during World War II are some of the items on display in a new exhibit honoring 17 members of the Comanche Nation who used their language as a code during the war. The opening of Comanche Code of Honor at the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center in southwestern Oklahoma coincides with the upcoming expected presentation of Congressional Gold Medals to families of the Comanche Code Talkers as well as other tribes’ code talkers in Washington next month. The Comanche language was selected because it’s unique and distinct — and most importantly, it wasn’t written down.

Details: www.comanchemuseum.com/code_talkers or 580-353-0404.

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