What is important to us from the past? The last Navajo code talker of World War II died -- front page news? No. Should it have been. They earned that spot for the commitment and selfless acts they gave for their country.
The Tuskegee Airmen, remember them? What page do they deserve for all they did? Do you think that all they accomplished was just for their country? When in the air or on the field of battle bleeding and dying, they certainly were thinking of their families at home.
We should never let them be forgotten for all they did for the United States of America. We are one nation. God speed the last code talker. Thank you, and may your spirit find all other talkers. And Tuskegee, thank you for staying in the air.
Robert M. Juberg
Elk Grove Village