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The Buckeye Division - WWII and Korea - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 25.593 W 086° 16.990
16S E 567394 N 3587943
Quick Description: Marker telling the story of the 37th Division, the Buckeye Division, in World War II and Korea.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 6:40:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMD9DV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 4

Long Description:
This marker is located not far from the site of Camp Sheridan where the Division trained in World War I. It tells the story of the division, which was composed of Ohio National Guardsmen, in World War II and Korea. The marker is located in the median on Johnson Avenue, east of Lower Wetumpka Road.
Marker Name: 37th Division / The Buckeye Division / World War II & Korea

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The text of the marker reads: 37th Division The Buckeye Division World War II The Buckeye Division was inducted into federal service in October 1940. Trained at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and Camp Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, it was deployed to the Pacific in May 1942 where it sustained 5,960 casualties in the Northern Solomons and Luzon Campaigns. Seven soldiers won the Medal of Honor, including Private Roger Young of the Infantry’s ballad. The Division returned to the U.S. for demobilization in November 1945. The Division was given the mission of training replacements during the Korean Conflict. Members trained at Camp Polk, Louisiana and served in Korea as individuals rather than as a unit. Alabama Historical Association 1992


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1992

Marker Number: Not Listed

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