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As far as I know, with my unit, the 5th RCT, we did not have any Navajo
talkers on the radios at any time, unless they were used when I was not on
the R 300 on the line.
I do know, we had the Chinese holding conversations with our radio operators
on the line as the CCF was using a lot of captured U.S. equipment at various
We even had a Chinese officer come on one night, saying he had lived and went
to collage in San Francisco just before the war started. But, he would not
divulge any info we could use.
We had a few Native Americans in my company, but to my knowledge, were not
used on the radio.
We had some Polish speaking kids in the units and I had wondered what the
Chinese would do if we had used the Polish language over the radio or the few
ex. German soldiers from WW II that we had. I guess no one ever gave it any
thought to use any other language speaking personnel on the R 300.
We had a Chinese kid in my company by the name of NG who was from Hawaii on
the R 300 at times, but I never heard him speak anything other than English.
John Korea 5th RCT 1951