The diversity of backgrounds in the U.S military has been a major strategic asset. In particular, the intervention of Native Americans during the Second World War was particularly valuable. Thanks to their unique dialects, which was utterly incomprehensible to the opposing side, no eavesdropping was possible. The novel Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War, written by Joseph Bruchac, tells the story of Ned Begay, a young Navajo man who joins the ranks of the US Army code talkers.
Also of note is the grave of Freddie Stowers in the Romagne-sous-Montfaucon American Cemetery, one of two African-Americans who received the Medal of Honor during the First World War.
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