CHESTER - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Chester Nez, last of original Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 93 <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Chester Nez, last of original Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 93</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T21:09:24.965-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died. Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, 29 Navajos were recruited to develop the code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Nez was in 10th grade when he enlisted, keeping his decision a secret from...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580273832014-06-04T21:09:24.965-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-04T21:09:24.965-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:09:24 MDT