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Navajo Code Talkers, 1944

Navajo Code Talkers, 1944

Washington, DC
Friday, July 4, 2014

Veterans of World War II talk about their wartime experiences. One served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew the last mission of the war on August 14, 1945. The other is Chester Nez, who died on June 4th, 2014. He was 93-years-old and the last surviving veteran of the original Navajo Code Talkers – a group of Navajo marines who created a secret military language used successfully during the war in the pacific and finally declassified in 1968. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference. 

Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9:56am (ET)

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