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Why did some Navajo volunteers have difficulty in gaining admission to the USMC?


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Answered 2007-09-13 16:41:07

Many had grown up in the relative isolation of reservation life and lacked an adequate command of the English language. They had to take remedial language courses before enlistment.


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The problem was that while they met every other standard for admission, many were not fluent in the English language. They had grown up in the isolation of the reservation and had little exposure to formal education. Most were required to take remedial classes in English before they could become code talkers.

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