Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Infantry Division Memorial
The Second Division
To Our Honored Dead, 1917-1919
Bois de Belleau
[From 1962, west inner wing:]
Organized in France in October, 1917; original unit consisted of Army, Marine and Navy troops.
[From 1962, west outer wing:]
[From 1962, east inner wing:]
United Nations battalion assisted [the] division in Korean War - from France, The Netherlands, Thailand.
[From 1962, east outer wing:]
Location. 38° 53.555′ N, 77° 2.278′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Constitution Avenue, NW (U.S. 50) near 17th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20500, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At Bulfinch Gate House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 500 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 500 feet away); German-American Friendship Garden (about 500 feet away); Lock Keeper’s House (about 600 feet away); The Canal Connection (about 600 feet away); The Washington City Canal (about 600 feet away); Memorial Continental Hall (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
More about this marker. The Memorial is on the Ellipse, south of the White House and northeast of the Constitution Avenue/17th Street intersection.
Also see . . .
1. 2nd Infantry Division.
2. James Earle Fraser (sculptor).
3. 2ID Association.
1. Marines and Sailors in the 2nd Infantry Division, U.S.A.
At the time of its activation during WWI, the Division included the 3d Infantry Brigade, a regular organic Army brigade which included the 9th and 23rd Infantry Regiments; and the 4th Marine Brigade, which consisted of the 5th the
Meanwhile, the Navy hospital corpsmen who served heroically with the 4th Marine Brigade were subsequently authorized to wear a special strap on the left shoulder of their "dress blue" uniforms in order to accommodate the French Fourragere earned by the brigade, the only Navy men to ever be so privileged.
(Ironically, units of the the 2ID would fight under Marine Corps command in Iraq in 2004 attached to the 1st Marine Division.)
Additional keywords. "Indian Head Division"; "2ID"; "Second to None", 4th Marine Brigade; KATUSAs; James Earle Fraser; Operation Iraqi Freedom; American
Categories. • 20th Century • Heroes • Military • Notable Events • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II •
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