World War II Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown has reportedly died at the age of 96.
Brown reportedly was born on October 30, 1922, in Black Mountain, Arizona. He ended up enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1944 before being honorably discharged in 1946. He received the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Honorable Service Lapel Button.
“On behalf of the Navajo people, we offer our thoughts and prayers for the family, loved ones, and community members who had the honor of knowing and sharing the life of Code Talker Brown. The Navajo Nation has lost another great Diné warrior,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in a press release.
Brown is the third Navajo Code Talker to die in the past month. There are five of the World War II veterans left.