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A member of the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard presents the flag to the daughter of Navajo Code Talker Ernest Yazhe. Submitted photo

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Navajo Nation mourns loss of two Code Talkers

Ernest Yazhe and Alfred James Peaches laid to rest in Utah and Arizona

WWII veteran and Navajo Code Talker Ernest Yazhe was laid to rest with family, friends and fellow Marines in attendance Jan. 19 at Utah Veterans Memorial Park. Flags were flown at half-staff Jan. 19-22. He died Jan. 12.The Navajo Nation mourned the loss of Navajo Code Talker Alfred James Peaches, who passed away Jan. 16 at Flagstaff Medical Center. Flags were flown at half-staff from sunrise Jan. 23.