In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 photo, Keith Little of Crystal, N.M., attends a book signing with fellow Navajo Code Talkers in Albuquerque, N.M.   The Navajo Code Talkers Association says Little died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at a Fort Defiance, Ariz., hospital. He was 87.

In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 photo, Keith Little of Crystal, N.M., attends a book signing with fellow Navajo Code Talkers in Albuquerque, N.M. The Navajo Code Talkers Association says Little died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at a Fort Defiance, Ariz., hospital. He was 87.

Keith Little, Navajo Code Talker Walks On

The history of the Navajo Code Talkers will forever be remembered, but on January 3, the famous group lost another member from its ranks as Keith Little, died at Fort Defiance hospital at the age of 87.

In an Associated Press article at The Republic, Little was said to be one of the most recognizable of the remaining Navajo Code Talkers and a vocal proponent for a museum to tell their story.

A public memorial is planned for Friday, January 6 in Window Rock, Arizona, with funeral services scheduled for Saturday, January 7 in Fort Defiance. Ben Shelly, president of the Navajo Nation, has ordered flags lowered across the reservation from Thursday through Sunday.

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