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Small US Marine Raider Code Talker Grouping


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Eric Queen

I picked this up years ago directly from Howard Yellowmans niece. Sadly he passed away in 1948. 

 

I have never seen another Raider Code Talker piece. Just ran across it again yesterday so thought I would post it. 

 

First is the original training group photo of Marine Code Talkers. I believe this is the second class. 

HTY 1 x.jpg

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Eric Queen

Photo of Yellowman and another Code Talker on leave. Original V-Mail when he was with the 1st Marine Provisional 

HTY 4 x.jpg

HTY 3.jpg

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Eric Queen

This is probably my favorite piece. V-Mail from when he was with the 2nd Raider Regiment. 

HTY 5.jpg

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AAlvarado90

Wow! first piece of code talker I’ve ever seen. Pretty awesome that’s it’s a group photo.

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Phenomenal, Eric. God knows if someone was going to turn up an original Code Talker photo, it would be you

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Eric Queen

Thanks for the comments. Glad to read some people enjoyed seeing it. 

 

YELLOWMAN, HOWARD T.

February 18, 1946

FARMINGTON, Nov. 22 (AP)—Discovery of the body of a 22-year-old Navajo Indian who disappeared almost two years ago was reported tonight.

State Patrolman Andy Andrews of Farmington said the body was found Saturday by Sheriff’s Deputies Pete Fisher and George Huntsman, both of Aztec, on an abandoned rural road about 10 miles north of here.

The body has been identified as that of Howard Thomas Yellowman, who was last seen in Farmington the night of Feb. 18, 1946. He had been discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps about two months before that.

Andrews said the identification was made by the youth’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosteen Yellowman, who live near Fruitland, N.M. He said the body was badly decomposed, but markings on his socks and other articles of clothing were still readable.

An inquest was held, but the verdict of the coronor's jury was not made public.

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Kurt Barickman

Yes, parallels to that story. Really rare items and very difficult to find; congrats.

 

Kurt

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Tom Kibler

Rare & sad.  My father once bought 6 Samurai swords from a Code Talker here in PA.  His was a sad story as well.  
 

Thanks for sharing Eric.   

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