Born in Steamboat Canyon, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation, Kellwood was a carpenter. He served in the First Marine Division and served in the Pacific front, seeing battle in Cape Gloucester, Peleliu and Okinawa. He received the Congressional Silver Medal for his service. Kellwood died at the veterans hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
- ↑ Park, Madison. "Navajo code talker dies at age 95". http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/07/us/navajo-code-talker-joe-hosteen-kellwood-obit/index.html.
- ↑ "Native American who served as WWII Navajo Code Talker dies in Arizona". http://www.stripes.com/news/us/native-american-who-served-as-wwii-navajo-code-talker-dies-in-arizona-1.427609.
- ↑ Joe Hosteen Kellwood-obituary
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