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In Their Own Words

Click the "play" arrow to see video segments from George Colburn's documentary. Samuel Tso died in 2013. Six Navajo Code Talkers are featured in the documentary that chronicles "in their own words" the story of their return to the Pacific battlefields of World War II.

Producer George Colburn with the late Keith Little,
president of the Navajo Code Talker Association,
on the island of Saipan, in 2005, during taping of interviews
for "Navajo Code Talkers: In Their Own Words."

Dr. George Colburn and Same Billison

Producer George Colburn and the late Sam Billison,
President of the Navajo Code Talker Association,
attended the opening of the World War II Memorial
in Washington, D.C., April 2004.

Telephone: 202-258-4887
| E-mail: gac@starbrightmc.com

This one-hour television Special is told from the perspectives of six surviving Navajo Code Talkers and their families who returned in 2005 and 2006 to five former World War II battlefields of the bloody and brutal Pacific Theater. Their observations on the secret code created in their language for the U.S. Marine Corps by young Navajo recruits in 1942 - and their lives before and after the war - were recorded on location with HDTV cameras. The interviews took place on Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, at USMC Camp Pendleton, California, where they trained and learned the code, and on the lands of the Navajo Nation in the American Southwest.

Dr. George A. Colburn, a historian and and Starbright Media's Executive Producer, was in charge of the overall production. The primary funder of the documentary was the State of New Mexico. Release dates for the film and related education programs have not been set.

Dr. George Colburn
Post Office Box 309, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
231/535-2440 or 202/258-4887

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