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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:43 pm | Updated: 2:59 pm, Wed Apr 9, 2014.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Edmond Harjo, one of the last surviving members of a group of American Indians who used their Native languages to outmaneuver the enemy during World Wars I and II, died last week in Oklahoma. He was 96.

Edmond Harjo died March 31 at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Okla., according to the Swearingen Funeral Home. Harjo’s nephew, Richard Harjo, said his uncle had a heart attack.

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