Thursday, May 10, 2012

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tso dead at 89

Code Talker Association VP dies at 89

FARMINGTON - Navajo Code Talker and current Vice-President of the Navajo Code Talker Association, Samuel Tso, passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 89 from complications related to cancer. Tso, of Lukachukai, Ariz. Died in Farmington at the San Juan Regional Medical Center.
Tso was surrounded by immediate family and friends from all over the Navajo Nation.

He was one of 400 United States Marine Corps Navajo Code Talkers who were trained to utilizing coded messages in the Navajo language, which was never broken by the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces in the South Pacific during WWII.

The Tso family would like to thank the
San Juan Regional Medical Center
for the
Comfort, care and allowing the family to celebrate his life during his final hours.

The Office of the Navajo Code Talkers wishes to share with you the following information regarding the Honorable Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tso's funeral arrangements:

Mr. Tso's funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. (DST) (9:00a. AZ) on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the St. Isabel Catholic Church in Lukachukai, AZ.  Internment will be at the Lukachukai Veteran's Cemetery.  A reception will follow the services at the Lukachukai Boarding School auditorium.

Donations are being received.  A donation account is being set up with Wells Fargo - this information will be forthcoming.

The boarding school is providing the main dish (roast beef), so side dishes are needed.  If you would like to bring a side dish, drinks, etc.  let me know.  

The funeral home is Desert View Funeral Home in Shiprock, NM.  

More details will be forthcoming as time goes along.

Your prayers and condolences for the family is welcomed and appreciated.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 928-688-5202 or email me.

Yvonne Murphy
Navajo Code Talkers Association

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