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U.S. Marines‏Verified account @USMC April 21, 2018                            


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Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne, died Saturday at 92 years old. Hawthorne, one of the last surviving Code Talkers from WWII, enlisted in the Corps at 17 and became part of a legendary group of Native Americans who encoded messages in the Navajo language. Semper Fi, Sir


The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingualNavajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. Code talking, however, was pioneered by the Cherokee and Choctaw peoples during World War I.


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In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, former United States Marine and Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne Sr., center, talks with Marines including Major Gen. Daniel O'Donohue, right, at a ceremony honoring the Code Talkers and their contributions to the U.S. war effort in World War II, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Navajo Nation says Hawthorne Sr. died April 21, 2018. He was 92. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


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