This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe Code Talkers at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on November 20, 2013, in recognition of their dedication and valor. The medal measures 1.5” in diameter.
The obverse design features a World War II infantry helmet and two feathers. Inscriptions are FORT PECK ASSINIBOINE, SIOUX TRIBES and CODE TALKERS.The reverse design features the outline of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation (a buffalo outlined by rivers and creeks), two eagle staffs, a Plains Indian dance whip and the 41st Infantry Division patch. Inscriptions are WORLD WAR II, ACT OF CONGRESS 2008, and B CO. 1ST BN 163RD INFANTRY.
The Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 authorized the United States Mint to strike and issue medals to provide the recognition deserved by Native American Code Talkers for their dedication and valor in World Wars I and II. The heroic and dramatic contributions of Native American Code Talkers were instrumental in driving back Axis forces and securing the United States’ victories.
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Design:||Obverse Designer/Engraver: Don Everhart|
Reverse Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Reverse Engraver: Jim Licaretz
|Struck Under |
|Public Law 110-420|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|
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