Latest News Wires 'He loved his culture, and his country.' Last original Navajo Code Talker dies

Chester Nez was among 29 Navajo men recruited to develop a military code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language, used during WWII to pass messages without detection. Nez was 93, and diagnosed with kidney failure.

By , Associated Press

The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II.