Last original Code Talker, Chester Nez, was uncle of Wind River Reservation woman

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The last of the original 29 Word War II Navajo Code Talkers died June 4th in New Mexico. Chester Nez, who served in the U.S. Marines, was the uncle of Jolene Catron, who provided this photo of her family and her uncle.

Jolene attended the funeral services for her famous uncle and returned this week. She gave permission to use this video tribute of her uncle, one of the heroes of WWII whose efforts helped defeat the Japanese. To watch the video, click here.