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Code talker, longtime state senator passes away

Marian Camacho
May 24, 2019 06:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Code talker and New Mexico's longest-serving member of the state senate, John Pinto, has passed away.

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Pinto served as a Democratic member of the senate since 1977 representing the 3rd district which includes the Navajo Nation and much of San Juan County.

Pinto served in World War II as a Navajo Code Talker. He also was recently given an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from Navajo Technical University. 

Pinto was 94-years-old.

Tributes are pouring out over social media Friday from lawmakers who served with Pinto:

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