WWII Vet Chester Nez to Discuss "Unbreakable" Navajo Code


Chester Nez was one of the original members of the Navajo Code Talkers, transmitting messages during World War Two in a code based on the Navajo language. Nez was among the creators of the code, which was never broken by the Japanese.

You can hear his story Sunday night in Edgar and on Veteran's Day at UW Marathon County.

Sunrise 7's Sean Caldwell spoke with teacher Colin Hanson, who arranged for Nez's visit to learn more about the living legend.

Chester Nez will be speaking Sunday, November 10th at Edgar High School and Monday, November 11th at the UWMC Center for Civic Engagement.

Both presentations run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with a book signing afterward.

Due to sponsorship from several local businesses and organizations, there is no cost to attend.


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