New Mexico Sen. John Pinto was a long-serving member of the state Senate and one of only seven surviving Navajo Code Talkers. He died in Gallup, NM        

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    Four of the last nine Navajo code talkers used in the military died in 2019: Alfred K. Newman, died on January 13, 2019, at the age of 94. On May 10, 2019, Fleming Begaye Sr., died at the age of 97. New Mexico State Senator John Pinto, elected in 1977, died in office on May 24, 2019.
    07/7/2020 - 4:38 am | View Website
  • Navajo Code Talker, longtime New Mexico Sen. John Pinto ...
    (CNN) New Mexico Sen. John D. Pinto, a former World War II Navajo Code Talker, died Friday morning, according to a statement from his family. Sen. John D. Pinto Pinto was 94 and was the...
    07/5/2020 - 11:39 pm | View Website
  • John Pinto, WWII Navajo Code Talker and longtime New ...
    John Pinto, WWII Navajo Code Talker and longtime New Mexico lawmaker, dies at 94 "He dedicated his life to helping others," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said of John Pinto. Sen. John Pinto...
    07/5/2020 - 9:37 pm | View Website
  • NM mourns long-time state senator, John Pinto | The NM ...
    Long-time New Mexico state senator and Navajo Code Talker John Pinto died Friday morning. He was 94. The longest serving member of the Senate, Pinto represented District 3, which includes a large section of western New Mexico. He served in the U.S. Marines as a Navajo Code Talker and went on to work as a teacher.
    07/5/2020 - 9:48 am | View Website
  • John Pinto, WWII Code Talker and longtime N.M. lawmaker ...
    SANTA FE, N.M. — John Pinto, 94, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed Pinto’s death in Gallup on Friday.
    06/25/2020 - 12:23 pm | View Website
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