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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 287-99
November 29, 1999

ASD (C3I) to Recognize Last Surviving Member of Comanche Code Talkers

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) Arthur L. Money will recognize the last surviving member of the Comanche Code Talkers, Charles Chibitty, in a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m (EST). Chibitty and other Code Talkers relayed messages that could not be understood by the enemy during World War II. The event will take place in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, located on the second floor "A" Ring between the sixth and seventh corridors.

Coverage of the ceremony is open to the news media. Reporters interested in attending should contact Susan Hansen, DoD Public Affairs, at 703-693-6858.