Chester Nez saved America, but couldn’t tell anyone about it for decades. His work was ignored.
He lived to see some recognition for the work he and his fellow Code Talkers did.
There are many morals to his tale, particularly appropriate now as we wind down two wars.
Mr. Nez died this morning, Wednesday, June 4, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 93.
Others are saying:
- “American native language, and the Comanche Code Talkers,” Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, January 12, 2012
- “Original Navajo Code Talkers, two remain, Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, October 1, 2010
- Navajo Code Talkers web page