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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

Code Talker passes at age 92

Source: Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK

Ernest Yazhe, a Navajo Code Talker who served in both the Guam and Okinawa campaigns, died Tuesday in Salt Lake City. He was 92.

He was born in Naschitti and graduated from the Albuquerque Indian School. He is the son of the late Taneezahni Yazhi and Nannebah Belle Yazhi.

Shortly after graduating, in September of 1942, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and found himself in New Caledonia being trained as a Code Talker along with 30 other Navajos.

In 2013, he was in a video now on YouTube in which he talked about the Guam and Okinawa campaigns. The video was done by the Utah National Guard which honored him in 2013 for his service to the country as a Navajo Code Talker during World War II.



Read more: http://navajotimes.com/reznews/code-talker-passes-at-age-92/



RIP Sir!

Ernest Yazhe must have been one of the last of the Navajo Code Talkers left. It was a rough go, that much is for sure.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:41 PM

1. K&R

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:43 PM

2. Sempre Fi, Marine. Thank you.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:18 PM

3. RIP

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:19 PM

4. I've had the privilege of meeting a few Code Talkers

and they've all been quiet, self effacing, and completely underestimating their importance to us in that war.

RIP, Mr. Yazhe, and thank you.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 07:00 PM

5. Safe travels Ernest.

 

With gratitude and love.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 07:02 PM

6. namaste, sir. nt

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:41 PM

7. Hózhǫ́ náhásdlį́į́ʼ

Hozo-go nay-yeltay to / A-na-oh bi-keh de-dlihn / Ni-hi-keh di-dlini ta-etin / Yeh-wol-ye hi-he a-din

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:51 PM

8. Is that a Navajo chant? nt

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:37 PM

10. from last stanza of the Marine Hymn (in Navajo)

May we live in peace hereafter
We have conquered all our foes,
No force in the world we cannot conquer,
We know of no fear

http://oldcorps.org/USMC/Navajo.html

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:38 PM

11. Thanks!

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:52 PM

9. Bravo Zulu Marine

Safe passage on your next journey.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:46 PM

12. R.I.P.

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 11:49 PM

13. k and r

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