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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker
kob.com ^ | 06/02/2010

Posted on 06/02/2010 10:42:07 PM PDT by GonzoII

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Lemuel Bahe Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, has died. He was 91.

Navajo Nation officials said Wednesday that Yazzie, who lived in Whitecone, Ariz., died at his home last Friday.

Tribal President Joe Shirley Jr. ordered flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from June 3-6 in honor of Yazzie. Yazzie joined the Marines in September 1944.

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TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: americanindian; codetalkers; marines; navajo; wwii



Navajo Code Talkers, Saipan, June 1944

1 posted on 06/02/2010 10:42:07 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

May he RIP. Semper Fi, Codetalker!


2 posted on 06/02/2010 10:54:24 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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To: Enough_Deceit

I wish I could have thanked him for his service in person.

RIP, hero.


3 posted on 06/02/2010 10:58:43 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: GonzoII
Lemuel Bahe Yazzie

The best photo I could find...

RIP, Marine

4 posted on 06/02/2010 11:09:17 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Markos33; Kathy in Alaska

Another hero has passed.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 11:10:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: GonzoII

Semper Fi, Marine.


6 posted on 06/02/2010 11:36:12 PM PDT by ApeStyle
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To: GonzoII; Jet Jaguar; HiJinx; beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe; HopeandGlory; AZamericonnie; LUV W; ...


TAPS

RIP Lemuel Bahe Yazzie, Navajo Code Talker


Eternal Father Strong To Save

7 posted on 06/02/2010 11:37:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well done.

Thanks.


8 posted on 06/02/2010 11:39:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar

True heroes, all.


9 posted on 06/02/2010 11:42:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: GonzoII

RIP, Yazzie. And many thanks.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 11:49:04 PM PDT by kevao
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To: GonzoII

Prayers for a hero. RIP


11 posted on 06/03/2010 12:33:44 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Obama as President is a DISASTER FOR AMERICA)
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To: GonzoII

RIP.


12 posted on 06/03/2010 1:43:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Beautiful tribute!


13 posted on 06/03/2010 2:04:58 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Thanks for posting the notice of loss of another hero.


14 posted on 06/03/2010 2:16:42 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: GonzoII

I don’t like the title of this announcement. It should just say, “Nation mourns the passing of...”.

Yazzie was a hero to the entire nation, not just the Navajo nation. May he RIP.


15 posted on 06/03/2010 2:53:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GonzoII

Just wondering...Will Obama attend his service??


16 posted on 06/03/2010 2:59:19 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


17 posted on 06/03/2010 3:00:53 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: GonzoII
RIP Marine.

MOVIE WINDTALKERS


18 posted on 06/03/2010 3:28:21 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: GonzoII; Las Vegas Dave; Swordmaker; EveningStar; trooprally; Tom the Redhunter; kristinn; ...

So many men & women over the years did things to preserve our republic. This was one of them. A war hero from WW2 has died. You might want to note this thread. Movie, Windtalker, was made on the work he did for our cause, link in post above.


19 posted on 06/03/2010 4:16:18 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: All

The Official Website of the Navajo Code Talkers


20 posted on 06/03/2010 4:46:41 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: DollyCali

Three years ago my son was a US Army squad leader in Iraq. He had a PFC Yazzie (nickname “Windtalker) in his squad. He said that his grandfather was a Windtalker in WWII. I wonder if this was his grandfather.

I can’t do html but this is a youtube of Yazzie in Iraq. About 25 seconds into the video you can read his nametag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpeZ6nYEwP8

Here is one of my son’s webpages which includes a photo of PFC Yazzie.

http://theliechtys.com/Chris_Iraq_20062007.htm


21 posted on 06/03/2010 4:59:16 AM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: GonzoII

RIP Native American Patriot


22 posted on 06/03/2010 5:19:04 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: american_ranger

thank you.. I would bet it was his Grandpa


23 posted on 06/03/2010 5:35:06 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: GonzoII

that is a great link. Thanks.
and I must get busy. This thread has been captivating for me..

thanks for doing it..

d


24 posted on 06/03/2010 5:36:45 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: american_ranger

(time to update your profile page on the boys & the business!)

— I should talk.. it has been years since I redid mine also


25 posted on 06/03/2010 6:09:32 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I join you in mourning the loss of one of our heroes.


26 posted on 06/03/2010 8:12:25 AM PDT by Fawnn (Fawnn.com and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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RIP good sir.

very nice obit here http://kayentatownship.net/blog/?p=1407


27 posted on 06/03/2010 8:36:30 AM PDT by amom
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To: GonzoII; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


IN MEMORIAM





Navajo Code Talker Lemuel Bahe Yazzie, Died 28JUN2010

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Eternal Father, Strong to Save



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
28 posted on 06/03/2010 9:57:21 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

RIP, Navajo Brother


29 posted on 06/03/2010 10:04:31 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: DollyCali; GonzoII

RIP. They were amazing.


30 posted on 06/03/2010 11:07:02 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: FES0844

Um...sadly, Obama has a lunch with Ringo and meetings with Andy Stern and Roger Clinton or he’d be there to honor this amazing American hero.


31 posted on 06/03/2010 11:11:15 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Lady Jag

did you see the movie? worth the time. great flick. Now I want to see it again


32 posted on 06/03/2010 11:54:15 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: DollyCali; devolve

Thanks for the ping Dolly, this is always an interesting topic.


33 posted on 06/03/2010 5:34:18 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: GonzoII; Markos33; Saoirise; MestaMachine

THE MARINE HYMN

Jimmy King, a Navajo instructor, translated the Marine Hymn
into Navajo:

We have conquered our enemies Nin hokeh bi-kheh a-na-ih-la
All over the world Ta-al-tso-go na-he-seel-kai
On land and on sea Nih-bi-kah-gi do tah kah-gi
Everywhere we fight Ta-al-tso-go en-da-de-pah
True and loyal to our duty Tsi-di-da-an-ne ne-tay-yah
We are know by that Ay be nihe hozeen
United States Marines Washindon be Akalh Bi-kosi-la
To be one is a great thing. Ji-lengo ba-hozhon

Our flag waves Ni-he da-na-ah-taj ihla
From dawn to setting sun. Yel khol-go e-e-ah
We have fought every place Day-ne tal-al-tso go enta-she-jah
where we could take a gun Tal-tso-go entas-se-pah
From northern lands Ha-kaz dineh-ih be-hay-jah
To southern tropic scenes, Ado ta aokhek-ash-shen
We are known to be tireless Do ni-din-da-hi ol-yeh
The United States Marines Washindon be Akalh-bi Khos

... THE LAST VERSE IS SUNG LIKE A PRAYER ...

May we live in peace hereafter Hozo-go nay-yeltay to
We have conquered all our foes, A-na-oh bi-keh de-dlihn
No force in the world we cannot Ni-hi-keh di-dlini ta-etin
conquer,
We know of no fear Yeh-wol-ye hi-he a-din
If the Army and the Navy Sila-go-tsoi do chah-lakai
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes, Ya-ansh-go das dez e e
United States Marines will be Washindon be Akalh-bi Kosi la
there Living in peace. Hozo-g-kay-ha-tehn


34 posted on 06/03/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT by 444Flyer (One country, one constitution, one destiny--Daniel Webster)
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To: GonzoII

Another member of The Greatest Generation leaves us.Before too long they’ll be all gone.Very,very sad.RIP,Marine!


35 posted on 06/25/2010 3:58:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: amom

Gone to his eternal glory. RIP.


36 posted on 06/29/2010 8:21:33 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: GonzoII

RIP. A special time for a knowledge to be forever responsible for keeping the nips direly confused. God Speed Lemuel Bahe Yazzie.


37 posted on 06/29/2010 8:27:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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