CHICHILTAH, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker has died in New Mexico.
Kee Etsicitty was 92 years old when he died on Tuesday, the 23rd Navajo Nation Council said in a news release. He lived in the community of Chichiltah, about 25 miles from Gallup.
The Navajo Nation Council held a moment of silence for Etsicitty and flags will be flown at half-staff in his honor.
Etsicitty joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943, helping use the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II.