Dan Akee, 94, of Tuba City, AZ served as a Navajo Code Talker with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Code Talker Akee passed away on Friday Morning Oct 14, 2016.  "It wasn't so much the bullets and the guns and the tanks that won the war, it was the language that was utilized to transmit messages" said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.

This is a tragedy to those of us in the Marine Corps League here in Arizona and comes a little over a month after the passing of Navajo Code Talker Joe Kellwood. No arrangements have been made but if and when I hear of any arrangements, I will ensure that the Department members are informed.  Please keep these heroes in your thoughts and your prayers.


The Department of Arizona and the Old Breed Detachment, Marine Corps League, is saddened by the loss of the wife of a long time Marine Corps League member and Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee, Marine Robert "Bo" Bohach.

Bob's wife of 56 years, Marion Bohach passed away on December 2nd 2016.  Funeral services will be held at the National Cemetery on Thursday the 8th of December 2016 at 1030 hours. A reception afterwards is scheduled to be held at 12 noon at the DAV Chapter 20 building located at 8447 N 61st Avenue in Glendale. The DAV is located on 61st Avenue between Olive and Northern Avenues on the east side of the road.

The Department of Arizona Marine Corps League, stands by to be of assistance to Bob and his family in this time of need.

 Patrick J. Connell
Commandant, Department of Arizona
Marine Corps League