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Mohawks to receive Congressional Medal


AKWESANSE — Akwesasne Mohawks who played a critical role in Allied communications during World War I and World War II will be awarded congressional silver medals.

American Indians used their native languages to send coded messages that could not be deciphered by enemy code breakers, which gave Gen. George Patton and the Third Army he commanded the advantage during campaigns on the African continent in the 1940s.


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