90 years old
from Sundance, New Mexico
June 15, 1922 – October 31, 2012
The Governor of New Mexico ordered the state’s flags to be at half-mast to honor George Smith.
There aren’t many Code Talkers left so it’s a true tragedy when we lose one. George Smith joined the United States Marines when he was 17, after lying about his age, becoming one of three brothers in his family to do so. He was trained as a rifleman then as a Code Talker serving in a Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
You can read more on George Smith here
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