Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Third Navajo Code Talker passes...

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Third Navajo Code Talker passes...

    Navajo Code Talker who battled cancer dies

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Tribal officials say another Navajo Code Talker has died, the third within a two-week span.
    Willie K. Begay, of Pinon, Ariz., died Monday after a battle with cancer, according to one of his daughters. He was 88.
    Previously, Code Talker John Brown Jr. died May 20 at his home in Crystal, N.M., at age 88 and Thomas Claw died May 26 at age 87 at the veterans hospital in Prescott, Ariz.
    Begay was part of an elite group of Navajo Marines who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language.
    "Yet another of our distinguished warriors from World War II," Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said of Begay, who was born in Forest Lake, Ariz., and enlisted in the Marines in August 1944.
    He was sent to California's Camp Pendleton and trained as a code talker. Begay served with the 3rd Marine Division and was overseas for 11 months.
    In 2001, he received a Congressional Silver Medal in recognition of his service as a Navajo Code Talker.
    Begay, who worked at the Pinon Trading Post from 1946 until his retirement in 1984, is survived by his wife and five children. Services are set for Friday in Forest Lake.
    sigpic

    ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.

  • #2
    This is starting to become bullshyt......all of these fine Marines are starting to leave us, the Greatest Generation is losing it's members at a rapid rate................SEMPER FI MARINE!!!!..........See you on the Beach!!!
    sigpic

    ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.

    Comment


    • #3
      See you on the high ground Marine...
      sigpic
      R.I.P. my Bros from the 1st MAR DIV, 3rd MAR DIV, 25th I.D., 10th MTN DIV, V Corps, 170th IBCT who gave their lives in the Cold War, Marines we lost in Korea during Team Spirit '89 & Okinawa '89- bodies never recovered, Panama, 1st Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq...





      Comment


      • #4


        Sorry to hear that. I was at a ceremony to honor the code talkers a number of years back, and it was an honor to shake their hands and thank them in person. Some real heroes there.

        Comment

        Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

        Related Topics

        Collapse

        • 50cal
          Another Code Talker is gone....
          by 50cal
          Tom Claw, former Navajo Code Talker, dies


          By John Gutekunst
          Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:51 PM MST


          IN THE PHOTO: On National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Aug. 14, 2008, Claw spoke with radio operators from around the West at the U.S. Army MARS communications station...
          05-29-2009, 11:28 AM
        • NorthofAda
          Navajo Nation Honoring Code Talker Who Died at 92
          by NorthofAda
          Teana Wagner
          The Arizona Republic
          Nov. 29, 2007 01:05 PM

          The Navajo Nation will honor a code talker Thursday after he died at age 92.

          John C. Sells, who died Nov. 23, served as a Navajo code talker during World War II.

          The Navajo Nation will...
          11-29-2007, 08:57 PM
        • Daveyo
          Last Navajo Code talker dies
          by Daveyo
          Just saw on the news, this evening that Mr. Nez the last surviving Navajo code talker passed away.

          That video showing him being honored at the GON recently, will be the last I believe anyone will see him alive walking with his cane.

          Thank you Mr. Nez for your bravery, and...
          06-05-2014, 03:00 AM
        • Ndnsoldierboy
          WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94
          by Ndnsoldierboy
          WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94



          SANTA FE, N.M. — John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

          ...
          05-30-2019, 02:59 PM
        • Smokin' Ace
          Sam Billison, Navajo Code Talker, passes on
          by Smokin' Ace
          Indianz.Com. In Print.
          URL: http://www.indianz.com/News/2004/005416.asp

          Sam Billison, Navajo Code Talker, passes on
          Thursday, November 18, 2004

          Samuel Billison, one of the most prominent Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday of heart complications. He was...
          11-18-2004, 02:47 PM

        Trending

        Collapse

        There are no results that meet this criteria.

        Sidebar Ad

        Collapse
        Working...
        X