Last of the original Navajo Code-Talkers dies

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Chester Nez-the last remaining original Navajo Code Talker-went to receive his reward on Wednesday, June 3rd. Sources close to the family say that Nez died peaceably. He was 93 years old.

The Navajo Code Talkers are credited to have helped change the face of World War II, using their native Navajo language as a basis of communication between American forces. The code developed-a combination of Navajo and secret words-was never broken by the Japanese forces.

As I wrote in a previous Assist News Article, "For those not familiar with the Navajo Code Talkers, a brief history is in...

 
 
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