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  • Aug 10, 2011
  • 04:58 PM

At 90, Chester Nez Keeps Alive the Story of Navajo Code Talkers

Indian Country Today Media
For the past decade, Nez has devoted his time to educating people about the work of the code talkers. Nez, now 90, signs his name Cpl. Chester Nez and wears his code talker uniform at public appearances. With his son, Mike, he has visited colleges and schools across the country. “He wants young people to know what the code talkers did in World War II and wants them to be proud to be Navajo,” Mike says. “He wants them to know how they fought for their country. And he wants them to learn their language.”

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