Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Navajo Code Talker Dies: Roy Hawthorne Sr, 92


From the April 24, 2018, Military.com site  "World War II Navajo Code Talker Dies at 92"  AP.

Roy Hawthorne Sr. died April 21 at age 92.

He enlisted in the USMC at age 17 and became a member of the famed group who transmitted messages in battle areas using their native Navajo language.  Their code was never broken by the Japanese.

Mr. Hawthorne was one of the better known Code Talkers as he appeared at many public events and spoke to groups often.

Even so, he never considered himself a hero.

After the war he was in the U.S. Army.

His funeral will be held Friday April 27, 2018.

--GreGen

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