This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Kiowa 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 depicts a code talker using a field phone to communicate. Inscriptions are KIOWA TRIBE CODE TALKERS and 689TH FIELD ARTILLERY, EUROPE, the U.S. Army unit in which the Kiowa Tribe members served.The reverse design depicts the Kiowa Tribe logo. Inscriptions are DEDICATION, HONOR, VALOR, WORLD WAR II and ACT OF CONGRESS 2008.
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/Reverse Designer/Engraver: Joseph Menna|
|Struck Under |
|Public Law 110-420|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|
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