About Alfred James Peaches, Navajo Code Talker
Peaches, Alfred James Navajo Code Talker (2nd Group) Alive
Location Birthdate Decorations Congressional Silver Medal of Honor
Alfred Peaches was born April 28, 1925, in Kayenta on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in November 1943. Following radio communication training in Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California, Alfred served with the 6th Marine Division in Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Saipan and North China.
In March of 1945 he returned to the United States. Alfred remained in the Corps after WWII. In July of 1953 (then Corporal) Peaches, along with the 1st Brigade, 2nd Battalion, D Company, shipped out to the Korean conflict and saw action again. Corporal Peaches returned to the U.S. in 1954 and was discharged from the Marine Corps two years later and returned to Fort Defiance, Arizona.
Served from November 23, 1943- May 26, 1946
6th Marine Division/29th Regiment/B-Company
Served in Okinawa , Saipan , Guadalcanal , Tsi-China and the occupation of Japan
Also served in the Korean War
Mr. Peaches now resides in Winslow, Arizona with his wife Jeanette and their two girls and three boys.
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