Samuel Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, has died at age 98

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In this 2013 photo, Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval talks about his experiences in the military. Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers who transmitted messages in World War II using a code based on their native language, has died at age 98.

Sandoval was one of the hundreds of Navajos who were recruited from the vast Navajo Nation to help transmit messages in World War II for the Marine Corps. Only three are still alive today.

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