Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman Sr., 94, passed away January 13, 2019.
Alfred Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code for military transmissions using the Dine language. The Code Talkers have been celebrated in books, movies and poems for their vital role in the war, their courage in combat and the unusual encryption system that stymied enemy intelligence.
“I accepted Christ as my Savior at Rehoboth Christian School. When I went to war, I carried my little Bible with me in my vest pocket. I read it often, finding comfort in Psalm 91. Whenever we went off to battle we would offer a prayer. There is fear when you’re in a war zone. As a Christian, I left everything up to God. If He wanted me to die there, so be it. If He wanted me to return, then that was His will.” - Alfred K. Newman Sr. Navajo Code Talker 1924-2019.
"I love you Nanee daddy. I miss you dearly. I know you're in God's hands and very well received in his kingdom. Death is a hard part of life but I find solace knowing you are free. Your courage, determination, and strength helped our country during war times. Thank you Nanee daddy for your service as a Navajo Code Talker for our country. I'm happy-hearted to remember our Christmas tree hunt when I was a little girl. I loved your sense of humor, kindness, your ability to find smiles in the little things life brings and most of all your spark." - Michelle Newman
Alfred's family is in need of funding to pay the remaining funeral expenses. Life Insurance was not enough to cover the full funeral cost.
The amount required to pay remaining funeral expenses is $3000.
The Newman Family is truly grateful for your donations, prayers and well-wishes.
Funeral Expenses must be paid in full no later than 12 Noon, Friday January 18, 2019.