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Legislature honors Tlingit code talkers


March 14, 2019

Robert "Jeff" David never told his family about the true nature of his service. Photo courtesy of the Haines Sheldon Museum.

Tlingit World War II veterans George Lewis and Robert "Jeff" David, both longtime Klukwan and Haines residents now deceased, were honored by the Alaska Legislature last week for their service as code talkers in the Pacific.

Lewis and David were a...

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