Saturday, April 12, 2014
LAST OF THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS by Cheryl Pierson
I saw this picture and short paragraph on Facebook yesterday and wanted to share it here on the blog today. This group of people were so underappreciated through the years, but thank goodness many of them were able to live to see the accolades they rightly deserved for their part in winning WWII.
This is the last of them.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez receives an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 4, 2014. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez's attendance at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kathryn K. Bynum/Released)
My heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to Chester Nez and all the other men who served in this capacity.