October 1-5, 2003
Three AWONers Attend the 35th
Division Association Reunion
at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa, Arizona, October 1-5, 2003
Victoria Ramirez Adams, Paula
Evans Baker, Marilyn Bowers
at the division banquet October 4th, 2003.
The three Awoners reunited
at the division reunion for the first time since the Branson meeting.
Full membership in the 35th Division Asociation is open to descendents of 35th Division men,
male and female. Marilyn and Paula are on the executive council of the association.
The website is: www.35thinfdivassoc.com.
Navajo Code Talker, Joe Kellwood 88 of Phoenix, AZ.
Joe Kellwood was the guest
speaker at the 35th Division Reunion banquet. He
was one of about 400 Navajos trained as Code Talkers and communications
experts for the war in the Pacific. He participated in operations in Pelelieu
and Okinawa. The Navajo Code Talkers are saluted on a monument at
the Arizona State Capitol and with a statue in downtown Phoenix.
The photos were provided by Paula Baker, with thanks!