Friday, July 22, 2011

Navajo Code Talker Joe Morris Sr. Dies at 85

My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives."

Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in transmitting messages successfully thwarted Japanese code breakers in the Pacific during World War II, died Sunday at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda of complications of a stroke, said his daughter, Colleen Anderson. He was 85.

There are approx 65 of these 'national treasures' left.

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Anonymous said...

he will be missed apparantly lmao.....boom goes the dynamite!

stand your ground said...

Why would you make fun of a brave soldier?

R.I.P Joe Morris Sr. and thank you for your service to a country that ignores Native civil rights abuses
in our own U.S of A.