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Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in History News

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

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

By Armchair General

Chester Nez, one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, and the last surviving Code Talker, died at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 4, 2014. He was 93.

In the autumn of 2012, ArmchairGeneral.com contributing writer Tim Tow reviewed the book Code Talker, co-authored by Nez and Judy Schiess, and interviewed Chester Nez. Click on the links to read Tim’s review and interview.

You can hear Chester Nez speak in this report on CNN. Watch a report from Albuquerque’s KOAT television station following his death.

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