Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Navajo Code Talkers
United States Marine Corps - World War II
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
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.
Board of Directors
Arizona Public Service Salt River Project Oreland 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2008.
Location. 33° 26.887′ N, 112° 5.702′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from Adams Street. Located in the Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, Arizona State Capital Concourse 15th Avenue between Adams and Jefferson Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 West Adams, Phoenix AZ 85007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); 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 MastLt. Frank Luke, Jr. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Additional keywords. Navajo Nation, Navajo Code Talker, Iwo Jima, Pacific Theater
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