Friday, June 6, 2014

On the passing of Chester Nez, the last original Navajo code talker

"The walking on of Chester Nez is a sad day for the Navajo Nation and all of Indian Country. Our thoughts and prayers will be with our brothers and sisters form the Navajo Nation as they mourn the loss of their last original code talker. The Navajo code talkers used their traditional language to transmit messages for the U.S. military during WWII. Along with code talkers from other tribal governments, these men were the secret weapon that helped secure victory and ensure our freedoms as American citizens. We must always honor these warriors, including Chester Nez, for their courage and humility in defending the United States. They are truly great American heroes.”