This has given me a pretty big case of the sads. Learning about Code Talkers was hugely influential to my course of study, my involvement in Native communities and activism, and my development as a human being type person who does her best to combat the deeply intrenched racism in the world around and within her.

His name was Chester Nez. He and men like him helped save countless lives in World War II. The world is a lesser place without him in it. I hope his journey is a peaceful one.