Saturday, July 2, 2016
Navajo Code Talkers
After looking at yesterday's "Look Down" post, I decided that the statue that looks like a little dot in yesterday's photo and that I featured way back when I first started this blog deserved another look. So, I drove down to Central and Thomas and took a few new photos.
It happens that this is the very first public art tribute that was made to the group of 400 Native American soldiers who worked as radio operators during WWII. Using their native language, they created an unbreakable way to communicate with other US units thus keeping locations and planned actions secret.
The statue was commissioned through the Heard Museum and Doug Hyde was the artist. You might remember that I featured some of Dough Hyde's work in early June.