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Message 1976875 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 6:37:12 UTC

Alfred K. Newman, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died at the age of 94 on Sunday in New Mexico.

Newman, who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II by helping to create an uncrackable code, died at a nursing home in Bloomfield, New Mexico.
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Message 1976877 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 6:45:31 UTC

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Message 1976879 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 6:55:16 UTC

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Message 1976884 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 7:27:01 UTC

The Navajo code talkers were commended for the skill, speed, and accuracy they demonstrated throughout the war. At the Battle of Iwo Jima, Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer, had six Navajo code talkers working around the clock during the first two days of the battle. These six sent and received over 800 messages, all without error. Connor later stated, "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima

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Message 1976924 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 14:14:02 UTC

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