Chester Nez, last of the original WWII Navajo Code Talkers, dies Nez was one of 29 members of the Navajo Nation who helped create the code used by the American military in World War II – a code that Japanese soldiers were never able to break during the conflict.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez receives an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 4, 2014. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez's attendance at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kathryn K. Bynum/Released)
Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by by Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila: 'Chester is the last living representative of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. The code language he and his fellow recruits developed and used in battle was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war. Historians agree that without it, the outcome of the war would have been completely different.' #Code_Talker