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    I met Chester Nez in Carrolton, Texas. October of 2012.  I thanked him for his service in the military. Then I asked him to sign his book. Titled, Code Talker. Which he did. Pics are as followed


    1. The last surviving Navajo Code Talker. Chester Nez & co-author Judith Avila pose for photos, Oct 2012.

     

    2. The last surviving Navajo Code Talker. Chester Nez signs his book, Code Talker for me

     

    3. Code Talker signed by Chester & co-author-Judith Schiess Avila

     

    4. Front cover of Chester book, Code Talker

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