Code Talkers

Mr. Trump announced before traveling to the United Kingdom for a state visit that Meghan Markle was nasty, although he subsequently denied having said it, unfortunately for POTUS there were tapes of it.  It must be that fake news again.  He also suggested to Mrs. May that Britain not pay the $50 billion fee to exit Brexit, and offered support for Boris Johnson.  If Mrs. May had made the same incursions into our affairs the tweets would have been viral and nasty.

Levi Oakes came to Plattsburgh in September 2016 to participate in a veteran's Honor Flight
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has announced that the last surviving World War II Mohawk code talker has died. Levi Oakes was one of 17 Mohawks from the Akwesasne  tribe in northern New York that the Department of Defense confirmed used their native language as an unbreakable code to transmit messages during WWII. In September 2016, Oakes and his daughter Diane Swamp traveled to Plattsburgh to participate in an Honor Flight. They spoke to WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about his experience as a codetalker.