There are a few races that I do every year, no matter what. This is one of those races. It used to be that the whole family ran it, there's a picture somewhere (that I can't find right now) that shows myself and my cousins all running the race one year. I'm super out of shape having just started running, but we are all together and smiling. This year it was myself, my uncle and one other cousin who ran. Some have moved away, others are no longer with us. Regardless of how untrained I am or how much I really dislike road races, this is one that I refuse to miss. This year was no exception. The weather was perfect for a 5k and it's always great to get out there with the Fleet Feet Racing Team. I have to give a huge shout out to Della who grabbed me a tutu from the cheer bin, I can't believe I left mine at home! I had a great, albeit slow race and it was a great way to start off Thanksgiving!
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by: Chester Nez
The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII-includes the actual Navajo Code and rare photos. Although more than 400 Navajos served in the military during World War II as top-secret code talkers, even those fighting shoulder to shoulder with them were not told of their covert function. And, after the war, the Navajos were forbidden to speak of their service until 1968, when the code was finally declassified. Of the original twenty- nine Navajo code talkers, only two are still alive. Chester Nez is one of them.
In this memoir, the eighty-nine-year-old Nez chronicles both his war years and his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation-the hard life that gave him the strength, both physical and mental, to become a Marine. His story puts a living face on the legendary men who developed what is still the only unbroken code in modern warfare.