The Navaho Code Talkers, an elite group of Marines in WWII, were feactured in the Nicholas Cage movie " Wind Talkers". Lloyd Oliver was one of the Original 29 and helped develop the Code language. In his later years he was an expert jewelry maker.
Oliver's death Wednesday means only one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers is still living.
Oliver's nephew, Lawrence, says his uncle died at a hospice center in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, where he had been staying for about three weeks.
Hundreds of Navajos followed in the footsteps of the original 29, sending thousands of messages without error on Japanese troop movements, battlefield tactics and other communications critical to the war's ultimate outcome.
Chester Nez, pictured below, is the sole surviving member of the Original 29 Code Talkers.