Death of Joe Vandever, Sr.

February 5, 1923 - January 31, 2020
Haystack, New Mexico | Age 96

One of the last living WWII Navajo code talkers
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Joe Vandever Sr. was one of the Navajo code talkers who transmitted top secret messages during World War II using Native American languages. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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