By Chester Nez
He's the one unique international struggle II Navajo code talker nonetheless alive—and this is often his tale . . .
His identify wasn’t Chestesr Nez. That used to be the English identify he used to be assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding tuition at castle Defiance, he was once punished for conversing his local language, because the lecturers sought to rid him of his tradition and traditions. yet discrimination didn’t cease Chester from answering the decision to guard his state after Pearl Harbor, for the Navajo have continually been warriors, and his upbringing on a brand new Mexico reservation gave him the strength—both actual and mental—to excel as a marine.
in the course of global conflict II, the japanese had controlled to crack each code the U.S. used. but if the Marines became to its Navajo recruits to boost and enforce a mystery army language, they created the single unbroken code in sleek warfare—and helped guarantee victory for the USA over Japan within the South Pacific.