A Navajo Code Talker has walked on. King Fowler passed away on June 7 at his home in Tonalea, Arizona.
According to Our Navajo Code Talkers, Fowler was born on December 12, 1915 in Kaibeto, Arizona. He enlisted with the Marines on October 27, 1944 and completed Basic Training at Camp Pendleton with the Navajo Code Talkers.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge he returned home to his family and began his career as one of the Founder Fathers of Tonalea Chapter. He served as a Tonalea Council Delegate, a Chapter Official, a Grazing Official and a Community Development Worker. He was always dedicated to his fellow Veterans of American Legion Post 33.
King Fowler has traveled many miles and too many different places to take part in events and parades with fellow Veterans of Tonalea. And now he walks with the ancestors.
For more information about the Navajo Code Talkers, visit their official website NavajoCodeTalkers.org. The Our Navajo Code Talkers Facebook page is also an excellent resource for information about the Navajo heroes. To learn more about Rezboyz Designz, which created the tribute illustration presented above, visit their Facebook page by clicking here.