Navajo code talker passes away at 89

Created: 05/13/2014 10:44 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

A Navajo code talker in the Four Corners area has died.

Corporal Tom Jones, Jr. passed away in Farmington Monday after battling pneumonia and other medical problems.

Corporal Jones served in the US Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945.

Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly ordered flags on the nation be flown at half-staff from sunrise Wednesday to sunset Saturday in honor of Corporal Jones.

Jones was 89 years old.

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