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PFC Robert "Bert" Tallsalt
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1918
Arizona, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2003
Arizona, USA

US MARINE CORP WWII
NAVAJO CODE TALKER
AWARDED THE SILVER CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


Robert "Bert" Tallsalt was born in Copper Canyon on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. He was a member of the Bitterwater Clan of the Navajo Tribe. Robert "Bert" Tallsalt's contributions to his Country and the Navajo Nation will not be forgotten. During World War II, he volunteered in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a Navajo Code Talker. A special group of Navajos were formed during World War II called the Navajo Code Talkers. The Code Talkers used a special code based on the Navajo language to transmit messages, making it futil for the Japanese enemy to decipher American battle messages about the time and place of attack. For his service and contributions, Robert Tallsalt was awarded a Silver Conregessional Medal of Honor at Window Rock, AZ., in the year 2001. Of all the honors Congress can bestow, the awarding of a Congressional Gold or Silver Medal is often considered the most distinguished. Following World War II, he received his degree from Utah State University, and began a career as an educator at Intermountain School in Brigham City, Utah. In the early 1950's he served as a Councilman for the Navajo Mountain Chapter of the Navajo Tribe. He was actively involved in the Navajo Code Talkers Association until his death. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Kate C. Tallsalt (1922 - 2001)
 
Inscription:
PFC US MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 18D Site 2662
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
Record added: Apr 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7381773
PFC Robert Bert Tallsalt
Added by: D. & J. Altman
 
PFC Robert Bert Tallsalt
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