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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. on May 21 conveyed his condolences to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker and Navajo Tribal Councilman John Brown Jr., of Crystal, N.M., who died at home. He was 88.
“With sadness, we heard of the passing of Mr. John Brown Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers and one of the Navajo Nation’s great warriors,” President Shirley said.
“For so long, these brave men were the true unsung heroes of World War II … These heroes among us are now a very precious few, and we, as a nation, mourn their loss. We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. John Brown Jr.