Navajo Code Talkers

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A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona.

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Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is tweeting that President Donald Trump's "politicizing" of a ceremony honoring Native American veterans was "an insult to their sacrifice."

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Families of Navajo war veterans say they're dumbfounded that President Donald Trump took a political jab at a U.S. senator at an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers.

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Navajo Nation officials say Navajo Code Talker George Paul James has died in New Mexico.

Tribal officials say James died Wednesday at an Albuquerque hospital at age 92.

Another Navajo Code Talker has died in Arizona.

Navajo Nation officials announced Tuesday that Joe Hosteen Kellwood died Monday at age 95.

Kellwood was a Navajo Code Talker in the 1st Marine Division who served in World War II.

He was trained at Navajo Code Talker's School at Camp Elliott in San Diego, California and was the recipient of the Congressional Silver Medal for his service.

The code talkers used the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II.