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Navajo Code Talkers

United States Marine Corps - World War II

 
 
Navajo Code Talkers Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
January 23, 2010
1. Navajo Code Talkers Memorial Plaque
Inscription.
"Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima"
Major Howard Connor, USMC 5th Marine Division Signal Officer

In recognition of the Navajo Code Talkers who distinguished themselves in developing a Navajo language code - the only unbreakable code in modern military history. As members of the United States Marine Corps these young Navajo men performed a unique and exemplary military service that saved countless lives and hastened the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. This memorial is a tribute to the renowned contributions the Navajo Code Talkers made to the success of the Unites States military forces during World War II and honor these remarkable individuals for their valor and patriotism
Dedicated this twenty-eighth day of February 2008.

HB2104, "Navajo Code Talker Memorial", sponsored by Sylvia Laughter in 2003. Monument dedicated to Jeffrey Smith Groscost, who as Speaker of the House of Representatives championed the cause of the Navajo Code Talkers. Speaker Groscost passed away before the completion of this project.
Navajo Code Talker Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Board of Directors
Honorable Jeff Groscost, Chairman, 2004 - 2006 Honorable Sylvia Laughter, Founder and Co-Chairperson, 2004 - 2006 Honorable Peter MacDonald, Sr. Chairman 2007 Honorable Joe Hart, Vice Chairman, 2007
Arizona Public Service Salt River Project Oreland
Navajo Code Talkers Statue image. Click for full size.
January 23, 2010
2. Navajo Code Talkers Statue
Sculpture View from Northwest
C. Joe, Sculptor

Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors Arizona Rock Products Barnabas Kane, Architect

 
Erected 2008 by Navajo Code Talker Memorial Foundation, Arizona Public Servce and Arizona Chapter Assoc. General Contractors.
 
Location. 33° 26.887′ N, 112° 5.702′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from Adams Street. Click for map. Located in the Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, Arizona State Capital Concourse 15th Avenue between Adams and Jefferson Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 West Adams, Phoenix AZ 85007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eusebio Francisco Kino (a few steps from this marker); Arizona's Pioneer Women (a few steps from this marker); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Arizona Confederate Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Albert Braun O.F.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Also see . . .  Native Words Native Warriors. National Museum of the American Indian Web Exhibit About Native American Code Talkers (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
Navajo Code Talkers Statue image. Click for full size.
By Devon Hyeoma, January 23, 2010
3. Navajo Code Talkers Statue
View from the West
 
 
Additional keywords. Navajo Nation, Navajo Code Talker, Iwo Jima, Pacific Theater
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryNative AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Navajo Code Talkers Memorial Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Ibis Blas, January 23, 2010
4. Navajo Code Talkers Memorial Sculpture
View from the East
 
 
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