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Congressman Keating honors 96-year old WWII codebreaker


In honor of Veteran’s Day, Congressman Keating recently sat down with Anne Seeley, a Cape Cod resident who secretly worked as a codebreaker during WWII.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ms. Seeley was recruited for a secret training program in cryptography sponsored by the U.S. Navy. As a senior at Smith College in 1942, she attended these trainings at night after class, along with twenty other students. Upon graduation, Ms. Seeley joined the Navy. As part of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) program, she worked around the clock to decipher the principal Japanese naval codes. After the war, Ms. Seeley went on to receive her Master’s degree from Columbia University.

“Anne Seeley is a real hero who has not gotten the recognition she deserves for her critical work during World War II,” said Congressman Keating. “It is my honor to be a small part of making sure her story is known, especially for our younger generations.”

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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