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Bill Toledo and Albert Smith, right, Navajo Code Talkers, pose for a photo while visiting Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 30 - Feb. 1. These New Mexico natives visited the base to speak to Airmen and raise funds to enable their mission to preserve the code talker history, legacy and language.

Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith Walks On

ICTMN Staff
4/17/13

ICTMN has learned that Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith has passed away. The news was announced by the Our Navajo Code Talkers Facebook page earlier today. Smith, 89, from Gallup, New Mexico, walked on this morning, April 17.

Smith along with his Code Talker comrade Bill Toledo recently visited Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico to speak with the Airmen about their experiences in World War II. Read about that by clicking here. To learn more about the Code Talkers, visit their website by clicking here.

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Bonnie Jacqueline 's picture
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God will take care of him now as Albert and his comrades once took care of us. Blessings and peace to his family.

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God will take care of him now as Albert and his comrades once took care of us. Blessings and peace to his family.

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Albert Smith We will never hear his voice again So sad He is in World Different Where there is no pain only happiness It is where one finally reaches equality He has return to the Creator and Holy People

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Sweet my daddy was in War War 11 and spoke of the code Talkers years later when aloud to speak about the war. Thank Code Talker.

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So very sorry for the loss of this man. The United States owes these gentlemen so much. Things would have been very different without them and the use of their language. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

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SUCH A LOSS TO ALL...A HISTORY....A RAISE A FUTURE

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SUCH A LOSS TO ALL...A HISTORY....A RAISE A FUTURE

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Albert Smith was a dear friend. I had heard that he was in the hospital. God bless you dear Albert.

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We thank you grandfather of the people for all you did for us. May the Great Spirit greet you with gladness as you meet the ancestors of your people. We are thankful for the gifts you shared in the love of your people, your family & all you taught us while here in this world.

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I had the honor of inviting Albert to join other Code Talkers for the New York City Veterans Day Parade this past November. He participated in the presentation to the Code Talkers of the original sculptor's model of the Iwo Jima statue. As I write this, that statue is on its way to the Code Talker Foundation in Lupton. I regret that Albert did not stay with us long enough to see the statue arrive. I will always remember his vibrant spirit and esprit d' corps. When the Marine's Hymn was sung ,he stood ramrod straight and at attention. Semper Fi, Marine.
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