The story of the Navajo code talkers during World War II has become an American military legend. Navajo Indians, mostly in the Marine Corps, used their native language to confound the Japanese in the Pacific in campaigns from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima. November is Native American Month and Veterans Day. Air Force veteran Dr. Robert Kane will present the story of Native Americans serving in the U.S. military during World War II.
During his 27 years in the Air Force, Dr. Kane held a variety of information management, personnel management, and education positions. After retiring from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, Dr. Kane taught public school in Montgomery, Alabama before becoming the staff historian at the AirArmament Center, Eglin Air Force Base and then the Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell Air Force Base. Dr. Kane has been the Air University Director of History, Maxwell Air Force Base since December 2010.
The presentation will be on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6pm at the Heritage Park & Cultural Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. For further information, contact Museum Programming Coordinator Michael Weech at 833-9595 or [email protected].