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Last of the original Navajo Code-Talkers dies

 

Last updated 7/23/2014 at 8:45pm

The Navajo Nation

Chester Nez was the last original Navajo Code-Talker. He passed away peacefully on June 3rd at the age of 93.

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...



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