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Code Talkers: The Fascinating History of Native American Service in World War II

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Image by Steve Zugschwerdt for The Kitsap Sun

On June 6, 1944, American troops stormed Utah and Omaha beaches in Normandy, France, and scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc as part of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of France during World War II. Amongst the many brave soldiers deployed into action that day and the many harrowing days that followed were Code Talkers, Native American service members who transmitted secret tactical messages between troops using their native tribal languages.

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., when Warren Gohl will present a fascinating lecture detailing the Code Talkers’ role in the United States Military and their efforts on Omaha Beach. This lecture is a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating history of these unsung heroes.

Mr. Gohl is a maternal descendant of Comstock, Seneca Cayuga tribes of Little Sandusky River relocated 1831. He serves as a Native American Indian Traditional Practitioner verified to conduct rites and ceremonies by the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (2015) and Chaplain for the Inter-Tribal Warriors Society Honor Guard, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Auburn, WA (2001 – present). Mr. Gohl is the 2023 recipient of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Award (Community Partnership) from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. He is an Army Viet Nam veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star medal.

Mr. Gohl is currently serving as the National Memorial of Military Ascent (NMMA) chaplain. He currently resides in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he serves as chaplain for the American Legion Post #17. In July, he will visit and lecture in the Riverbend area in his role as the NMMA chaplain.

Please call 1-800-613-3163 to register for this program.



July 23
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall
132 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002 United States
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