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The Navajo Code Talkers

 
 
The Navajo Code Talkers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. The Navajo Code Talkers Marker
Inscription. The original thirty-two Code Talkers were organized to develop codes based on their native language which were used extensively during World War II. These and many other Native Americans served bravely throughout the Pacific and other combat zones.

Charlie Y. Begay Roy Begay Samuel Begay John Benally Willsie Bitsie Cosey S. Brown John Brown John Chee Benjamin Cleveland Eugene Crawford David Curley Lowell Damon George Dennison James Dixon Carl N. Gorman Ross Haskie Oscar Iltham Dale June Alfred Leonard James Manuelito William McCabe Chester Nez Jack Nez Lloyd Oliver Frank Pete Wilson Price Balmer Slowtalker Nelson Thompson Harry Tsosie John Willie Dean Wilson Flex Yazzie
 
Erected 1995 by Northern Arizona University.
 
Location. 35° 11.647′ N, 111° 39.401′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on South Knoles Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Tractor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flagstaff Presbyterian, Federated Community, Mexican Methodist Mission and United Methodist Churches
The Navajo Code Talker Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. The Navajo Code Talker Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Walkway of Flags (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flagstaff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Logging Wheels (approx. 0.4 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Downtowner (approx. half a mile away); The Historic Basque Handball Court (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
Navajo Code Talker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Navajo Code Talker
R.C. Gorman, Sculpture

In honor of his father, Carl N. Gorman,
the Navajo Code Talkers,
and Native American Veterans of World War II

Dedicated on Veterans Day
November 11, 1995
Arizona Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
4. Arizona Veterans
of
Native American
Nations Tribes Communities

Ak-Chin Cocopah Colorado River Fort Mojave Gila River Havasupi Hopi Hualapai Kaibab Paiute Mojave Apache Navajo San Juan Paiute Pima-Maricopa Quechan San Carlos Apache Tohono O'Odham Tonto Apache White Mountain Apache Yavapai Apache Yavapai-Prescott

World War II
In Commemoration image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
5. In Commemoration
1995 Centennial Milestone

"The Year of the Native American"

Monument dedicated by
Northern Arizona University
Navajo Code Talker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
6. Navajo Code Talker
[ Marker next to sidewalk, in front of The Navajo Code Talkers Monument. ]
Navajo Code Talker
World War II


R. C. Gorman Sculptor

Dedicated 1995
Centennial Year of the Native American

Major Donors
Margaret T Morris Foundation First Interstate Bank of Arizona Colorado River Indian Tribes Dr. & Mrs. Fredrick J Dockstader Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Elliot Mr. & Mrs. Cedrick H. Marks

NAU Recognizes and Appreciates all other contributors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,567 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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