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Native American Servicemen Exhibit at CGJ Museum
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020

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1873 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL 32322

Phone Number
(850) 697-8575

Native American Servicemen Exhibit at CGJ Museum

Do you recognize the names Ira Hayes, Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Ernest Childers or Roy Harmon? Do you know what a "Jay-Sho" is? Did you know that there are 28 Medal of Honor recipients who are Native American, including seven from WWII?

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is excited to announce a special exhibit honoring Native American Servicemen and Code Talkers. This exhibit opened Tuesday, November 3 at 11 am and will be on display at the museum until November 28, 2020 at 5 pm.  November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum salutes their service and sacrifice. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and there is no charge for admission.

“During World War I and World War II, hundreds of American Indians joined the United States armed forces and used words from their traditional tribal languages as weapons. The United States military asked them to develop secret battle communications based on their languages—and America’s enemies never deciphered the coded messages they sent. “Code Talkers,” as they came to be known after World War II, are twentieth-century American Indian warriors and heroes who significantly aided the victories of the United States and its allies.

The Code Talkers’ role in war required intelligence and bravery. They developed and memorized a special code. They endured some of the most dangerous battles and remained calm under fire. They served proudly, with honor and distinction. Their actions proved critical in several important campaigns, and they are credited with saving thousands of American and allies’ lives.”

(Source: The National Museum of the American Indian).

Come to the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum during the month of November and learn about the Native Americans who fought for the United States in World War II! Discover the story of the Code Talkers, who used their unbreakable code based on their native tongues to help defeat the enemy. To learn more about Native American Heritage Month go to https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/.

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located in Carrabelle, directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. For more information, contact Camp Gordon Johnston Museum at (850) 697-8575 or museum@campgordonjohnston.com. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

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