Lloyd Oliver

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Lloyd Oliver
Born (1923-04-23)April 23, 1923
Shiprock, New Mexico
Died March 16, 2011(2011-03-16) (aged 87)
Avondale, Arizona
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Corporal
Awards Congressional Gold Medal

Lloyd Oliver (April 23, 1923 – March 16, 2011) was an American veteran of the United States Marine Corps and one of the original 29 members of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II,[1] and the brother of fellow Code Talker Willard Varnell Oliver.[2]

Oliver served from 1942 to 1945, eventually attaining the rank of Corporal.[3]

Oliver was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.[2]


  1. ^ "PASSINGS: Lloyd Oliver, Drew Hill". Los Angeles Times. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Member of Original 29 Code Talkers Dies in U.S.". Fox News. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Connie Cone Sexton and Betty Reid (18 March 2011). "Lloyd Oliver, among last of original Code Talkers, dies at 87". AZ Central. Retrieved 25 March 2011.