These guys really helped us win the war. The Japanese couldn't break their code because the only place their language was spoken was in the American south west and it wasn't a written language.ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – The last of 29 Navajo Americans who developed an unbreakable code that helped Allied forces win the second World War died in New Mexico on Wednesday of kidney failure at the age of 93.
Last of Navajo World War II ‘code talkers’ dies in New Mexico
They were indeed a bunch of brave men and are credited for saving thousands of American lives. Chester Nez was awarded the Audie Murphy Award for distinguished service. There is also a 2002 movie about their contributions to the cause called Windtalkers.
RIP Chester Nez