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Last of the original Navajo code talkers, Chester Nez -- died at age 93

This article appeared in the military newspaper, STARS AND STRIPES, last November. Honoring Chester Nez.

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.

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Chester Nez, Last Navajo Code Talker, Dies at 93

Some sad news to report:  Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers, died yesterday at his home in New Mexico. According to reports, Nez, 93, died of kidney failure. 79 more words

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The Last of the Breed

Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers, dies – CNN.com.

“We mourn his passing but honor and celebrate the indomitable spirit and dedication of those Marines who became known as the Navajo code talkers,”

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Last of WWII Navajo Code Talkers, Chester Nez, Dies at 93

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.

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Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of World War II, dies

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

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Sad Day - Last Original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez Walks On

Thoughts go out to his family and friends. Gratitude for his service.

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