In honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in combat, The Weapon Blog will be going dark until Tuesday.
Please keep those at Lackland Air Force base (San Antonio, Texas) in your prayers. A murderer has taken two lives this morning.
Today we stop and pay tribute to Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, who on this day, three years ago were taken from us suddenly. Chris and Chad were a true inspiration to many. Chris lived his life by focusing on God, Country and Family. Here at the Foundation, we are working to keep his legacy alive through assisting our military and first responders by those same values. Rest in Peace Chris. Forever in our hearts 1974-2013
Posted by Chris Kyle Frog Foundation on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Flags will be lowered across the Navajo Nation in honor of another Navajo Code Talker who has died.
Tribal officials announced Wednesday that Alfred James Peaches died last Saturday at a Flagstaff hospital at age 90.
Tribal President Russell Begaye commended Peaches for defending the United States in World War II, using a code based on the Navajo language that stumped the Japanese.
Born in Shonto, Arizona, Peaches was among hundreds of Navajos who served as Code Talkers. He was part of the 6th Marine Division from 1943 to 1946.
Peaches is survived by his wife Jeanette, two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service is scheduled Saturday at Leupp First Presbyterian Church.
Begaye has ordered flags flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday.