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OBIT: Willard Varnell Oliver, 88, Navajo Code Talker during WWII

Published 10/15/2009

Willard Varnell Oliver, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, died Wednesday. He was 88, and he is the fifth Code Talker to die since May.

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