Code Talker’s uniform to be returned

Navajo code talkers
Navajo code talkers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The uniform of a war hero is finally coming home. George Kirk Sr. was a Navajo Code Talker during World War II.

He served in the Third Marine Division and fought in Guam, Iwo Jima and several other places.

His uniform was lost in 1999 when he died, then turned up at an auction in January of this year.

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly found out the uniform was about to be sold and negotiated for its return.

It will be unveiled Thursday during a ceremony at the Navajo Nation Museum in honor of Navajo Code Talkers day. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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