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PFC Harry Tsosie
Birth: Jan. 1, 1925
McKinley County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1944

UPDATE: 18 Nov 2012
Provided by: Beth #47225467
I found Harry's date of birth as 1 Jan 1925 in Fort Wingate, Gallup, NM
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Harry Tsosie was the first code talker to die. He was shot by friendly fire from a Navy Medic. He had gotten up in the middle of the night and was mistaken for the enemy. Tsosie was the only one of the original twenty-nine to be killed in battle. However, eleven certified code talkers were killed in World War II.

Harry died on Cape Torokina. Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the TABLETS of the MISSING.

In 2000, the original twenty-nine code talkers were awarded with the congressional gold medal.


Harry's name is in the right column, fourth from the bottom.

The original thirty-two Code Talkers were organized to develop codes based on their native language which were used extensively during World War II. These and many other Native Americans served bravely throughout the Pacific and other combat zones.

Charlie Y. Begay Roy Begay Samuel Begay John Benally Willsie Bitsie Cosey S. Brown John Brown John Chee Benjamin Cleveland Eugene Crawford David Curley Lowell Damon George Dennison James Dixon Carl N. Gorman Ross Haskie Oscar Iltham Dale June Alfred Leonard James Manuelito William McCabe Chester Nez Jack Nez Lloyd Oliver Frank Pete Wilson Price Balmer Slowtalker Nelson Thompson HARRY TSOSIE John Willie Dean Wilson Flex Yazzie

Erected 1995 by Northern Arizona University.

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Please leave a token in HONOR of a very BRAVE soldier who gave His Own Life for our Country and our Freedom!!

*Thank you Beth for providing where Harry died.

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Maintained by: Carole Whittemore
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56777965
PFC Harry Tsosie
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PFC Harry Tsosie
Added by: Carole Whittemore
PFC Harry Tsosie
Added by: Carole Whittemore
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Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it! Veteran's Day blessings to the families of a TRUE HERO - CODE TALKER, PFC Harry Tsosie! Thanks to you and your families for your sacri...(Read more)
- Carole Whittemore
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
In Loving Memory of PFC Harry Tsosie, the First CODE TALKER to give his life for our Freedom!! This is a great honor for a brave warrior! God bless the Tsosie families on this 72nd ANGEL DAY! Aho!
- Carole Whittemore
 Added: Sep. 22, 2016

- Maja
 Added: Sep. 16, 2016
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