Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers (HMHTA)

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85007 Maricopa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 26.887', W 112° 5.702'

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United States Marine Corps - World War II

"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 - 2006Honorable Sylvia Laughter, Founder and Co-Chairperson, 2004 - 2006Honorable Peter MacDonald, Sr. Chairman 2007Honorable Joe Hart, Vice Chairman, 2007
Arizona Public ServiceSalt River ProjectOreland C. Joe, Sculptor

Arizona Chapter Associated General ContractorsArizona Rock ProductsBarnabas Kane, Architect
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByNavajo Code Talker Memorial Foundation, Arizona Public Servce and Arizona Chapter Assoc. General Contractors
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 398224 N 3701503
Decimal Degrees33.44811667, -112.09503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.887', W 112° 5.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 53.22" N, 112° 5' 42.12" W
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Area Code(s)602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 N 16th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007, US
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