The Navajo Nation is saddened to hear the loss of another hero, Chester Nez.

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly issued the following statement and proclamation in response to the passing of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez:

The Navajo Nation is saddened to hear the loss of another hero, Chester Nez. 


Corporal Nez was one of the Original 29 Navajo Code Talkers and he passed early this morning in his sleep.

We have closed another chapter in the the Navajo Nation's long history and Chester Nez and the Original 29 now belong to the ages. 

I send out our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Chester Nez on behalf of the Navajo Nation. We salute your service.

Flags will be flown at half-staff in your honor.


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