Chester Nez

 

 

 

Age: 93

 

Summary: last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II who was recruited to develop a code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language that stumped the Japanese.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

 

Born: January 23, 1921

 

Died: June 4, 2014

 

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico