Letter: 'Thank you' from the Brown family

To the editor,

The surviving family of the late John Brown Jr., Navajo Code Talker and member of the elite "Original 29" Code Talkers who created the secret code used in World War II to defeat the Japanese, offer their sincere gratitude to some of the many individuals, including relatives, friends and organizations.

Some of these include: the Navajo Code Talker's Association, the Crystal Chapter officers, Crystal Veterans' Association, the Navajo Veterans' Office, Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, Navajo Nation Washington Office, the Office of the President of the United States, Governor Bill Richardson's office, Congressman Tom Udall's office, the Mayor of Salt Lake City, the Navajo Nation Police, (Window Rock, and Chinle Districts) the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Crystal LDS Relief Society, Rollie's Mortuary, the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard and pallbearers, the Navajo Land biker organizations and Navajo Police who performed the Motorcycle Honor Escort.

We also wish to acknowledge the many relatives, friends, and even strangers - too numerous to mention - who contributed or offered sympathy and condolences to the Brown family during the time of their loss and sorrow. We are deeply appreciative for your comforting words and thoughts, your monetary donations, donations of food, also certificates and plaques, and the many members of the Crystal Community, members of the LDS Church, many relatives and friends who helped prepare and serve food.

Thank you very much.

Frank D. Brown

Window Rock, Ariz.

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