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  • Nov 18, 2011
  • 12:52 PM

The Last Of The Navajo Code Talkers (audio)

Laurel Morales / Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
...Years later, Nez was shocked to learn he’d been recruited by the Marines, specifically to devise a code using the same language the government tried to beat out of him. Judith Avila helped Nez write his memoir Code Talker, which was just published. "It was extremely ironic one of the very things they were forbidden to do - speak Navajo - ended up helping save us during the war," Avila said.

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