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This article appeared in the military newspaper, STARS AND STRIPES, last November. Honoring Chester Nez.
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The 29 U.S. Marines dodged bullets at the front — first in the Pacific and then in Germany — passing top-secret messages to each other in a code that the enemy couldn’t crack.
“We mourn his passing but honor and celebrate the indomitable spirit and dedication of those Marines who became known as the Navajo code talkers,”
The final member of the original Navajo code talkers, the group of 28 Native Americans who played a crucial role for U.S. communications during World War II, has died.
By AnneClaire Stapleton and Chelsea J. Carter
(CNN) — Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo code talkers credited with creating an unbreakable code used during World War II, died Wednesday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Navajo Nation President said. 395 more words
Thoughts go out to his family and friends. Gratitude for his service.