Last comanche code talker dies

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  1. evangilder

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    Few know about the Comanche code talkers that were used in Europe. Most only know of the Navajos. Charles Chibbity passed away Wednesday. Rest well with the great spirit. :salute:

    He was one of only 20 Comanche code talkers.
     

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    that's amazing i admit i only knew of the pacific ones, a very clever idea!!
     
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    Me too. My wife forwarded the article to me. I hadn't heard of them before now either. Thought it would make an interesting thread here. Nobody else I know would appreciate the story like those of us here.
     
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    he looks so proud in that picture too!
     
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    I've never heard of them either! Great men and it's sad they're all gone. :salute:
     
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    Y'know? I had heard of native code talkers in the ETO, but I knew absolutely nothing about them. Not even the tribe. Now I know.
    It was a helluva service they did for the cause. :salute:
     
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    the film "windtalkers" is about them right?

    If it is then i salute them! Amazing men!
     
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    No, windtalkers is about the Navajo code talkers. The Comanches are very little known. There were only 20 of them. The Navajo code talkers were much more numerous.
     
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