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‘He was a hero’: Levi Oakes, WWII’s last surviving Mohawk Code Talker dies at 94 – APTN News
by ahnationtalk onMay 30, 201981 Views
May 29, 2019
The last surviving Mohawk code talker from World War Two entered the spirit world Tuesday night.
Louis Levi Oakes, an Elder revered in his community of Akwesasne, passed away at 94 years old – but is remembered by his peers as both a military hero, and a family man.
“When he was able to do his speaking engagements – to see the rock star attitude that people had for Levi with his role, and being in the service – people just came out in droves to see him,” explained Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Chief Tim Thompson.