RIP Arthur Hubbard, Navajo code talker and Arizona State Senator

Arthur Hubbard, Sr., passed away at age 102. He led an amazing life and contributed greatly to his state and country. From a statement by the Navajo Nation Council: "Code Talker Hubbard was born on Jan. 23, 1912 in Topawa, Ariz., located on the Tohono O'odham Nation. He later answered the call to enlist with the U.S. Marine Corps and trained hundreds of men to transmit coded messages using the Navajo language during World War II. In 1972, he became the first Native American to be elected to the Arizona State Legislature, serving as a State Senator for 12 years. Sen. Hubbard is recognized for his tremendous contributions in areas such as welfare, education, and health care which benefited many people across the Navajo Nation and the State of Arizona." via the Phoenix New Times.