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ARIZONA STATUE TO HONOR NAVAJO WWII CODETALKERS

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A statue by famed Navajo artist R.C. Gorman will honor the Navajo Codetalkers of World War II while helping Northern Arizona University observe its centennial.

University President Clara M. Lovett said the statue will be unveiled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.Gorman created the statute not only to honor the Codetalkers but also his father Carl, who was one of the original 29 Codetalkers.

The Navajo language was used in creating a code during World War II. The code never was broken.

Three Codetalkers in uniform attended Lovett's announcement.