"Though purportedly the story of the Navajo 'code talkers,' in fact the real purpose of 'Windtalkers' was clearly to create a vehicle for yet more white male stars," Elizabeth R. Valenzuela, whose father fought in World War II, writes in The Los Angeles Times.
In respect to this, how many of the original code talkers are still alive?
By the end of the war, there would be more than 400 Navajo men who served as Code Talkers. Only five are living today: Peter MacDonald, Joe Vandever Sr., Samuel F. Sandoval, Thomas H. Begay, and John Kinsel Sr.
Also Know, where is Windtalkers located?
During World War II, US Marine corporal Joseph F. "Joe" Enders returns to active duty with the aid of his pharmacist, Rita, having previously survived a gruesome battle on the Solomon Islands against the Imperial Japanese Army that killed his entire squad and left him almost deaf in his left ear.
Was Joe Enders real?
Loosely based on a real-life operation during World War II, this action-adventure from director John Woo stars Nicolas Cage as Joe Enders, a Marine traumatized by the loss of his entire platoon in the Solomon Islands during an ambush he believes was deadlier than necessary due to his indecision.
How many Code Talkers were killed in ww2?
Navajo Code Talker who fought in WWII dies at 97.