Dick Trott worked with ‘Navajo Code Talkers’ during Battle of Iwo Jima in WW II

Posted: September 24, 2014 in World War II

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 Dick Trott of Venice had just graduated from boot camp in San Diego, Calif. in 1943 when this picture was taken. Photo provided Dick Trott of Venice had just graduated from boot camp in San Diego, Calif. in 1943 when this picture was taken. Photo provided

Dick Trott, who lives in the Jacaranda Trace Apartments in Venice, came ashore on Feb. 19, 1945 in the second wave with the 5th Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was a corporal operating a radio working with Navajo Code Talkers providing U.S. Marines with an unbreakable language to communicate in during the epic battle at the close of World War II.

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