Sacaton in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Military Order Purple Heart of the U.S.A.
In memory of tribal members
Military Order of Purple Heart Sun Lakes, Arizona Chapter 1958
in the year 2000
This memorial is dedicated by a grateful nation of many nationalities and its veterans, to all of the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Your courage and heroism under the most adverse conditions in times of war deserve our highest honors. Many valiant and courageous warriors never returned home to their loved ones because their lives were given up in battle. They paid the ultimate sacrifice in times of war.
The Gila River Indian Community, American Legion Post 84, and Auxiliary Unit 84 wish especially to thank all of its tribal veterans who were wounded or killed in action in times of war. Your courage, heroism and bravery will never be forgotten. Dedicated February 20, 2010
Erected 2000 by Military Order of Purple Heart Sun Lakes, Arizona Chapter / The Gila River Indian Community, American Legion Post 84, and Auxiliary Unit 84.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
Location. 33° 4.835′ N, 111° 44.69′ W. Marker is in Sacaton, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is at the intersection of Sacaton Road (Arizona Route 87) and Sacaton-Casa Blanca Road on Sacaton Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 West Pima Street, Sacaton AZ 85147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honoring Native American Women Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the Memory of Matthew B. Juan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC (within shouting distance of this marker); Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 3˝ miles away); Gadsden Purchase (approx. 3.6 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 Gila River Internment Center - Rivers, Arizona (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacaton.
More about this marker. Located in the Matthew B. Juan, Ira H. Hayes Veterans Memorial Park
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