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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WWII Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday Dies at Age 94

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died in southern Utah Monday surrounded by family members who raised money through a crowdfunding campaign to be by his side.

He was 94.

Holiday was among hundreds of Navajos who used a code based on their native language to transmit messages in World War II. The Japanese never broke it.

In 2013, Holiday co-wrote a book about his experience as a Code Talker called "Under the Eagle."

Fewer than 10 Code Talkers are believed to be alive today. The exact number is unknown because the program remained classified for several years following the war.

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Anonymous said...

A true American hero. I'll bet he didn't take a knee.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

RIP, Sir! This country owes you and all of the others a huge debt of gratitude for what you were able to achieve.

Anonymous said...

American Brave. R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Pretty amazing that they still loved this country even though we screwed them to Arizona and back. Visit the west to see the devastation we have caused them.

Anonymous said...

Our Hats are off to you Sir---Thank You!

Anonymous said...

He clearly didnt defer either