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20 Nov 1944  Photog:  Saunders

Navajos from Arizona played an important part in maintaining communication at Peleliu.  They are, front row, left to right:  PFC Billy Cleveland, of Red Lake, Fort Defiance; PFC Nelson A. Brown, of Thunderbird Ranch, Chinle; PFC Alfred Tah of Chinle; PFC San Tsosie, of Star Route, Winslow; PFC Alex Williams, of Leupp.  Rear row, left to right:  PFC Dennis Cattlechaser, of Tuba City; PFC Thomas Claw, of Chinle; PFC Joe H. Kellwood, of Steamboat Canyon, Ganado; PFC Carl Crawford, of Ganado; PFC Wallace Peshlakai, of Twin Peaks; PFC Layton Paddock, of Winslow.  In the foreground, commending them for their work is Marine Lieutenant Colonel James C. Smith, First Marine Division Signal Officer.


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