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92d Infantry Division

 
 
92d Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. 92d Infantry Division Marker
Inscription.
World War I
France 1918
Meuse-Argonne
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World War II
Italy 1944-45
Rome-Arno
North Apennines
Po Valley
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"I do not ask that Thou shall front the fray,
And drive the warring foemen from my sight;
I only ask O Lord, by night, by day,
Strength for the fight."
                        Paul Lawrence Dunbar
 
Erected 1994 by The 92d Infantry Division (WWII) Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.616′ N, 77° 4.568′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Click for map. Marker is in Section 23 of Arlington National Cemetery, off Farragut Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montford Point Marines (a few steps from this marker); 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to US Airmen killed in Denmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured
92d Infantry Division marker and memorial tree, lower right (ANC Section 23) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. 92d Infantry Division marker and memorial tree, lower right (ANC Section 23)
memorials for the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (the "Triple Nickels") and the renowned Montford Point Marines are visible near the curb, upper left.
in a direct line); The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (about 500 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Anchor (about 500 feet away); Mast of the USS Maine (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); Exercise Tiger Memorial (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .
1. 92nd Infantry Division (Colored). (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. 366th Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Military History of African Americans. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. African American Medal of Honor Recipients. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Section 23
Along with Section 27 (the post-Civil War Freedman's Village Cemetery), Section 23 was originally established for the interment of "Colored" personnel. In conformance with the "Jim Crow" laws of Virginia and official U.S. Army policy, racial segregation was continued with few exceptions until after President Harry S. Truman's de-segregation of the
Grave of Sgt. Maj. and Mrs. Milton M. Holland, ANC Section 23 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
3. Grave of Sgt. Maj. and Mrs. Milton M. Holland, ANC Section 23
Among the many Black veterans (Army and Navy) buried near the 92d Division marker, Holland (a hero of the Civil War at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in 1864) is one of two Medal of Honor recipients, the other being Sgt. Henry Johnson of the 9th U.S. Cavalry who earned his award during the Indian Wars in 1879.
Armed Forces with Executive Order 9981 in 1948. The soldiers and sailors of African descent resting in Section 23 include at least two Medal of Honor recipients and scores of other heroes from the Jim Crow era. The 92nd "Buffalo" Division was the U.S. Army's largest non-White organization during both World Wars, and its alumni placed their memorial in Section 23. Later, the "Triple Nickel" paratroopers and the Montford Point Marines chose to do so as well. However, no memorial yet exists for the 92nd's sister organization, the 93rd "Blue Helmet" Division whose separate regiments served heroically under French command during WWI, and in the Southwest Pacific Theater during WWII.
    — Submitted September 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Division, Section 23
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
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