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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.

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