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Marine and Navajo Talker, James Peaches dies at age 90

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Flags will be flying at half staff on Saturday across the Navajo Nation in honor of a Navajo Code Talker who passed away.

Marine veteran James Peaches died last Saturday at a Flagstaff hospital at age 90. Peaches served in the Marines from 1943-1946 in the 6th Marine Division, according to Q3 Fox news.

Navajo Tribal President Russell Begaye lauded Peaches for his efforts in defending the United States; the Navajo were able to stump the Japanese using a code based off their language in World War II.

Peaches was born in Shonto, Arizona and is survived by his wife Jeanette, two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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