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Last Navajo Code Talker Dies

Posted June 5th, 2014 @ 6:20am

The only remaining original Navajo Code Talker from World War Two has died. Chester Nez died of kidney failure Wednesday morning in New Mexico at age 93. Twenty-nine Navajo soldiers developed a code derived from their native language that the Japanese could never break. Nez and his 28 fellow Navajo U.S. Marines received Congressional Gold Medals for their contributions to the war:

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