Fort Gordon - Augusta, GA
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N 33° 28.448 W 081° 58.118
17S E 409999 N 3704271
Quick Description: Site of training facilities for 4th Infantry Division--the first U.S. Troops to land on Utah Beach, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2009 3:54:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM70BA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
[East Face]: First troops assigned to (Camp) Fort Gordon, Georgia upon activation in 1941 Troops arrived at Camp Gordon December 1941 and underwent rigid combat training here until April 1943.

{Ivy Leaf Cross Emblem}
Aisne - Marne Normandy
St. Mihiel Northern France
Meuse -Argonne Rhineland
Defensive Sector Ardennes
Army of Occupation Central Europe
Viet Nam

The first U.S. Troops to land on Utah Beach Normandy France 6 June 1944-in Cherbourg - Break Through enemy lines at famed St. Lo - in Paris - Break the Siegfried Line
Ivymen were the heart of the Hurtgen Forest Battle the bloodiest fight of the European War and threw back attack of the Battle Of The Buldge

Have fought in combat France, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg & Viet Nam

[West Face]:
Dedicated 4 October 1980
To the Glory of God and in memory of the late Maj. Gen. Raymond O Barton, Sr.
Commanding General - Jul 1 1942 - Dec. 26 1944
and to all Ivymen and women both living and dead
by The Raymond O Barton Chapter Natl 4th Inf Ivy Div Assn

{Ivy Leaf Cross Emblem}
Aisne - Marne Normandy
St. Mihiel Northern France
Meuse -Argonne Rhineland
Defensive

Sector Ardennes
Army of Occupation Central Europe
Viet Nam

(List of Presidents and Assn. Officers)

1980 by The Raymond O Barton Chapter National 4th Infantry, Ivy Division Assn.

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4th Infantry Division (United States)
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World War II
4th Infantry Division was reactivated on 1 June 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia, under the command of MG Walter E. Prosser. 4th ID was reorganized to the Motorized Infantry Division TO&E on 1 August 1940. 4 ID was assigned—along with 2d Armored Division, to the I Armored Corps.

4 ID moved to Dry Prong, Louisiana The Fourth Division arrived in the UK in early 1944. It took part in the Normandy Invasion landings at Utah Beach, with the 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Division being the first surface-borne Allied unit to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-day, 6 June 1944. Relieving the isolated 82d Airborne Division at Sainte-Mère-Église, the 4th cleared the Cotentin peninsula and took part in the capture of Cherbourg on 25 June. After taking part in the fighting near Periers, 6–12 July, the division broke through the left flank of the German Seventh Army, helped stem the German drive toward Avranches, and by the end of August had moved to Paris, assisting the French in the liberation of their capital. During the liberation of Paris in WWII, a young Ernest Hemingway took on a self-appointed role as a scout for his friends in some of the units of the 4 ID. He was with the 22nd Infantry Regiment when it moved from Paris, northeast through Belgium, and into Germany. The 4th then moved into Belgium through Houffalize to attack the Siegfried Line at Schnee Eifel on 14 September, and made several penetrations. Slow progress into Germany continued in October, and by 6 November the division entered the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, where it was engaged in heavy fighting until early December. It then shifted to Luxembourg, only to meet the German winter Ardennes Offensive head-on (in the Battle of the Bulge) starting on 16 December 1944. Although its lines were dented, it managed to hold the Germans at Dickweiler and Osweiler, and, counterattacking in January across the Sauer, overran German positions in Fouhren and Vianden. Halted at the Prüm River in February by heavy enemy resistance, the division finally crossed on 28 February near Olzheim, and raced on across the Kyll on 7 March. After a short rest, the 4th moved across the Rhine on 29 March at Worms, attacked and secured Würzburg and by 3 April had established a bridgehead across the Main at Ochsenfurt. Speeding southeast across Bavaria, the division had reached Miesbach on the Isar on 2 May 1945, when it was relieved and placed on occupation duty. It is also well known that famed writer J.D. Salinger served with the division 1942–1945

World War II Casualties
4,097 Killed in Action
17,371 Wounded in Action
757 Died of Wounds

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the training grounds are spread throughout a tricounty area.


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