Veterans

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File

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

Navajo Nation Council

The Navajo Nation has given approval to help fund a veterans facility in New Mexico that will prevent patients from having to travel far for care.

Courtesy

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a bill this week to increase funding for the tribe’s veterans through Veterans Trust Fund. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’ll benefit housing and other assistance programs.


Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic

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

NBC News

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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