One Of The Original Code Talkers Dies In US

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    Member of Original 29 Code Talkers Dies in U.S.

    CAMP VERDE, Arizona -- Lloyd Oliver wasn't much of a talker, but it was clear that he was proud to have his native language serve as a key weapon during World War II. As part of an elite group of Marines, he helped develop and implement a code based on the Navajo language that helped win the war.

    Years later, his hearing remained impaired because of gun blasts and other explosives during the war. He rarely brought up his time as a Code Talker, but his eyes gleamed when holding a picture of himself in his uniform. He kept a Marine cap and a U.S. flag displayed on his bedroom walls in the home he shared with his wife on the Yavapai Apache Reservation.

    Oliver's death Wednesday means that only one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers survives -- Chester Nez of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Member of Original 29 Code Talkers Dies in U.S. - FoxNews.com
     
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    Last of the WWII Navajo Code Talkers gone...
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    LAST OF ORIGINAL GROUP OF NAVAJO CODE TALKERS DIES
    Jun. 4, 2014 — The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.
     
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