At 83, Peter MacDonald Sr. is no stranger to being a leader and now he’s been elected to serve yet another distinguished group.
MacDonald, who served as the Navajo Nation’s chairman for four terms was elected last week to lead the Navajo Nation Code Talkers, ICTMN reports.
MacDonald takes over the role that was previously held by Keith M. Little, who passed away on January 3.
“I will do my best as your president,” MacDonald said while addressing his fellow comrades and their families upon accepting the position. “I am committed and dedicated to establishing the National Navajo Code Talkers Museum and Veterans Center…I need your help.”
MacDonald led the Navajo Nation as chairman for four terms, the last which ended in 1991. He served in WWII from 1944-46.
Even at 83 MacDonald continues to give lectures across the nation and resides in Tuba City, Arizona on the Navajo Nation with his wife Wanda. They have five kids and seven grandchildren.