Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Deaths: Last of the 29 Navajo Code Talkers-- Part 3: Chester Nez

The president of the Navajo Nation, Ben Shelly, ordered flags to be flown at half mast in his honor.  He said: "It saddens me to hear the last of the original Code Talkers has died.  We are proud of these young men in defending the country they loved using the Navajo language."

Last November, the American veterans Center honored Mr. Nez, awarding him the Audie Murphy Award for his service.

Mr. Nez remarked at the time, "I was very proud to say that the Japanese did everything in their power to break that code,. but they never did."

More to Come.  --GreGen

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