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Alfred Newman, one of last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 94

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Alfred Newman, one of last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 94

Navajo Code Talker Alfred Newman listens to the Marine Forces Reserve Band during the Navajo Nation Code Talkers Day ceremony Aug. 14, 2018, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock.

 

Alfred K. Newman, one of the last of the Navajo Code Talkers, has died in New Mexico at age 94. :salute:

Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code for military transmissions using the Dine language. The Code Talkers have been celebrated in books, movies and poems for their vital role in the war, their courage in combat and the unusual encryption system that stymied enemy intelligence.

Newman served in the Pacific Islands with the U.S. Marine Corps, and was honored at the White House in 2017 by President Donald Trump.

Newman's death was first reported by KAFF News, a northern Arizona radio station, and was announced on a code talker Facebook page.

Zonnie Gorman, a code talker daughter and historian, confirmed the death. 

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/14/alfred-k-newman-among-last-navajo-code-talkers-has-died/2570535002/

 

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What a handsome man and kind face. Loved the movie and story behind it. Great history and from a gracious people.

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