By Ron Warnick
QCS Senior Writer 

'Living history'

Navajo Code Talker's speech draws 1,000


November 9, 2022

Ron Warnick

Thomas H. Begay, one of three surviving Navajo Code Talkers, sings "The Marines' Hymn" in his native language at the conclusion of his speech Wednesday at Tucumcari High School's Snake Pit gymnasium.

An estimated crowd of more than 1,000 people descended into Tucumcari High School's gymnasium to listen to a speech Wednesday by Thomas H. Begay, one of the last three surviving Navajo Code Talkers from World War II.

Busloads of schoolchildren arr...

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