Another member of the Navajo Code Talkers has passed away. Fleming Begaye passed away Friday morning at the age of 97 at his home in Chinle. Begaye survived the Battle of Tarawa, when his landing craft was blown up and he had to swim to the beach to survive. He also landed at the Pacific island of Tinian, where he was wounded and had to spend a year in the hospital. In World War Two, code talkers played a valuable role to send messages and code to allied forces by using their native language. It was a code the Germans and Japanese couldn’t break. The last of the original code talkers, Chester Nez, died in 2014. However of the 421 members of the group, only seven soldiers are still alive.