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---- Friday - December 15, 2017 - 10:03:10 PM - Navajo Nation Time ----

The following photos occurred at different times and places. If someone has more information on any of these photos, please email Harrison Lapahie Jr. at harry@lapahie.com.

--- December 1974 ---


An Iwo Jima float. The photo was dated December 1974. The photo was taken some where on the Navajo Nation.
 


A group of Navajo Code Talker under the "Welcome Navajo Code Talkers" banner. From left to right in the photo are unknown, Lee Cannon (President of the 4th Marine Division Association), NCT Harrison Lapahie, NCT William Kien, NCT Albert Smith, and NCT Keith Little. Occured in Los Angeles, Dec 1974, just before the Tournament of Roses Parade for Jan 1975.
 


William Kien, Harrison Lapahie, and Lillie Lapahie, at the program for the Navajo Code Talkers and the Navajo Tribal Band to perform at the 1975 Tournament of Roses Parade. December 1974.
 


Harrison Lapahie and Lillie Lapahie at the program for the Navajo Code Talkers and the Navajo Tribal Band to perform at the 1975 Tournament of Roses Parade. December 1974.
 


Navajo Code Talker Harrison Lapahie and Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith with his family. Harrison Lapahie is in the black, turquoise, and white shirt. Albert Smith is wearing the Navajo Code Talker Gold velveteen shirt with his wife Helen with the Squash Blossom necklance sitting next tohim. Helen is Laguna Pueblo. December 1974.
 


A group of Navajo Code Talker waiting for the program to begin in Los Angeles, California in December 1974. Bob Hope and Chief Iron Eyes were two that spoke at the program. The Navajo Tribal Band were also in attendance.
 


Another photo of the same group in December 1974.
 


One of the McCabe kids who was in the Lamanite Generation at BYU in the middle 70s and who was in the local Lamanite LDS Ward in the Los Angeles area performs a hoop dance. Here he is forming an Eagle out of the hoops. December 1974.
 


The end of the event, Kirby Staley, Harrison Lapahie Jr., the Navajo Tribal Band, and others preparing to leave. December 1974.
 

--- January 1975 ---


The Navajo Nation and its famous Navajo Code Talkers participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, January 1, 1975. Carrying the banner were the June girls from the Dine' Ba'aliil of the Navajo Club started by Navajo Code Talker Harrison Lapahie, with Navajo dances taught by Marion and Virginia Denetdale. Behind the Navajo banner girls are the Navajo Code Talkers, then the Navajo Tribal Band.
 


The Navajo Code Talkers followed the Navajo banner girls in the Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 1975.
 


Another photo of the Navajo Code Talkers in the Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 1975.
 


The Navajo Tribal Band followed the Navajo Code Talkers at the Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 1975.
 


The Navajo Nation Tribal Band performing at a street intersection in Pasadena, California at the Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talker Francis Thompson and his wife looking at a Photo. January 1975.
 

--- March 1975 ---


Marine Commandant General PX Kelly and Navajo Code Talker Claire Thompson Sr. shaking hands before chowing down. March 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talker Arcenio Smiley beginning to dine at a U.S.M.C. cafeteria. March 1975.
 


Some kind of demonstration using a Marine helicopter. March 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay is being congratulated by Marine Commandant General PX Kelly with Carl Nelson Gorman next in line. March 1975.
 


A Navajo Code Talker about to give a medal to Marine Commandant General PX Kelly. March 1975.
 


Navajo Nation Judge and Code Talker William Dean Wilson stands at ease with other fellow Navajo Code Talkers. March 1975.
 


Navajo Nation Judge and Code Talker William Dean Wilson conversing with a Marine Commandant General PX Kelly about a commendation being given to the Judge. March 1975.
 


A good close-up of a Navajo Code Talker. March 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay sends the Navajo code. March 1975.
 


Another Navajo Code Talker, Claire Thompson Sr., receiving the Navajo code, March 1975.
 


Another view of the same Code Talker, Claire Thompson Sr., March 1975.
 


From left to right, Navajo Code Talkers Teddy Draper, Jimmie King, Judge Dean Wilson and Francis Thompson trying to increase the reception of their radio backpack. March 1975.
 


From left to right, Navajo Code Talkers Teddy Draper, Jimmie King, Judge Dean Wilson and Francis Thompson with a Marine officer helping with the reception. March 1975.
 


Finally Navajo Nation Judge William Dean Wilson was able to send the Navajo code on the backpack radio. March 1975.
 


I don't know what happened here, but left it in because maybe it had some importance. March 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talkers lining up at a banquet in their honor. March 1975.
 


Another photo at the banquet. March 1975.
 


Marine Commandant General PX Kelly, his wife, and other dignitaries at the Navajo Code Talker banquet. March 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talker Francis Thompson signing a book at the banquet. March 1975.
 


Philip Johnson, the one on the left, was the one who proposed to the USMC to use Navajos as radiomen for World War II. Navajo Code Talker Jimmie King, the one on the right, translated the U.S. Marine Corp Hymn into Navajo. They were most likely singing the Marine Corps Hymn in Navajo. March 1975.
 


Another photo of Philip Johnson and Navajo Code Talker Jimmie King. March 1975.
 


Navajo Nation Vice-Chairman Wilson Skeet, Lee Cannon, Reunion Chairman of the 4th Marine Division Association, and Navajo Code Talker James Nahkai. March 1975.
 


Fourth Marine Division veteran John Danoff offering Navajo Code Talker Eugene Roanhorse Crawford (first 29) a champagne bottle. March 1975.
 


Navajo Nation Judge William Dean Wilson with Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper singing a Yei-Bi-Chei and other songs. Zonnie Gorman, daughter of Navajo Code Talker Carl Nelson Gorman did the hoop dance and they sang for her too. March 1975.
 


Same picture with former Navajo Nation Vice-Chairman Wilson Skeet in the background. Left to Right: Mary Louise Defender Wilson (Dean's wife - she's Lakota), Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper, Navajo Nation Vice-Chairman Wilson Skeet in the background, and Navajo Code Talker Dean Wilson. March 1975.
 


Navajo Code Talkers with Marine Commandant General PX Kelly dancing a Yeibichei dance. In front is Navajo Code Talker Keith Little. March 1975.
 


The code talker dancers turned around 180 degrees. Now Marine Commandant General PX Kelly, Navajo Code Talkers Keith Little and Carl Nelson Gorman (with black glasses) are in the rear. March 1975.
 


Marine Commandant General PX Kelly and his wife posing with the Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay family. From Left to Right: Thomas H. Begay, General Kelly's wife, General PX Kelly, Thomas' wife Nina Begay, and Thomas' son R.C. Begay. March 1975.
 


From left to right, Carl's wife Mary Gorman, Marine Commandant General PX Kelly, Navajo Code Talker Carl Nelson Gorman, and General Kelly's wife. March 1975.
 


From left to right, unknown, Harrison Lapahie, Miss Navajo 1975 Gilene Begay, and Keith Little. March 1975.
 


Another photo of from left to right, unknown, Harrison Lapahie, Miss Navajo 1975 Gilene Begay, and Keith Little. March 1975.
 


Navajo Vice-Chairman Wilson Skeet and his wife. March 1975.
 

--- October 1975 ---


Navajo Code Talkers marching in the Shiprock parade in October 1975. Hogback mountain is in the background. Someone else said that this was Window Rock.
 


Another photo of the Navajo Code Talkers marching in the Shiprock parade in October 1975. Hogback mountain is in the background. Someone else said that this was Window Rock.
 

--- July 1980 ---


Navajo Code Talker Harrison Lapahie with Lee Canon, Chairman of the 4th Marine Division Association Committee. July 1980.
 


Navajo Code Talker Carl Nelson Gorman demonstrating the use of the Navajo code in July 1980.
 

By Harrison Lapahie Jr.
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