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Member of The American Legion ride in honor of Chester Nez

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The riders gathered along Broadway to commemorate the veteran, flying flags with black ribbons attached to signify half mast. Nez, who was one of the original 29 Code Talkers in World War II, passed away at his home in New Mexico on June 3rd. Prior to his passing, he was the honorary guest at a special memorial day service in Pittsburg. Members of Chapter 64 say Nez's legacy and bravery will forever inspire.

"I see him as a true american hero," said Tim Currie, director of American Legion Chapter 64. "All the Navajo Code Talkers with everything that they did the only spoken radio transmitted code that was unbroken by our enemy forces to me those men are true american heroes. The thousands of american soldiers lives that they possibly saved because of that. He's just a brother in arms."

Members of Chapter 64 and surrounding four-state chapters rode about one mile along Broadway in Pittsburg.

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