From left, Jack Glaze of Ohio, George Kirk of Arizona, and Don Pilcher, now of Bellingham, served with the 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Marine Division, during World War II. During combat in Iwo Jima, Pilcher carried messages between battalion officers and Navajo code talkers. Kirk was one of about a dozen code talkers in their platoon.
From left, Jack Glaze of Ohio, George Kirk of Arizona, and Don Pilcher, now of Bellingham, served with the 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Marine Division, during World War II. During combat in Iwo Jima, Pilcher carried messages between battalion officers and Navajo code talkers. Kirk was one of about a dozen code talkers in their platoon. FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
From left, Jack Glaze of Ohio, George Kirk of Arizona, and Don Pilcher, now of Bellingham, served with the 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Marine Division, during World War II. During combat in Iwo Jima, Pilcher carried messages between battalion officers and Navajo code talkers. Kirk was one of about a dozen code talkers in their platoon. FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Navajo code talkers saved thousands

November 08, 2009 12:01 AM