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Sacaton in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dedicated to the Memory of Matthew B. Juan

Co. K 28th Infantry

 

—First Arizonian Killed in the World War —

 
Matthew B. Juan Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2010
1. Matthew B. Juan Memorial Plaque
Inscription.
Dedicated to the Memory of
Matthew B. Juan
Co K 28th Infantry
First Arizonian Killed in the World War
Battle of Cantingy
May 28th 1918

 
Erected 1928 by American Legion and Auxiliary, Department of Arizona.
 
Location. 33° 4.849′ N, 111° 44.714′ W. Marker is in Sacaton, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is at the intersection of Casa Blanca Road and Sacaton Road, (Arizona Route 87), on the right when traveling east on Casa Blanca Road. Click for map. First memorial in the Matthew Juan - Ira Hayes Memorial Park, added at this crossroads in 1928, after the war to end all wars. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 West. Pima Street, Sacaton AZ 85147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC (a few steps from this marker); Honoring Native American Women Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Order Purple Heart of the U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 3.5 miles away); Gadsden Purchase
Matthew B. Juan Memorial image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
2. Matthew B. Juan Memorial
(approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gadsden Purchase (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gila River Internment Center - Rivers, Arizona (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacaton.
 
More about this marker. Note: the inscription on the marker reads: "Battle of Cantingy". Cantingy is mispelled. The correct spelling is "Cantigny".
 
Additional keywords. Matthew Juan, Akimel O'odham, Pima, Akimel Au-Authm, Akimel
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryNative AmericansWar, World I
 
 
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