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Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

28th Division Shrine

 
 
28th Division Shrine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. 28th Division Shrine Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to heroic dead of Pennsylvania's famed 28th in two world wars. The Division was created Sept., 1917. The Shrine was founded by Col. Theodore Boal and made a State memorial in 1932
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 46.805′ N, 77° 47.835′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of East Boal Avenue (Business U.S. 322) and Old Boalsburg Road, on the right when traveling west on East Boal Avenue. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the 28th Infantry Division Shrine. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M4A1(76)W General Sherman Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M114A2 Towed 155mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop 28th Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 112th Machine Gun Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier
28th Division Shrine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. 28th Division Shrine Marker
(about 400 feet away); 103rd Engineers (about 500 feet away); Twin 40mm Self-propelled Gun, M42A1 Duster (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boalsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 28th Infantry Division Shrine. From the Pennsylvania Military Museum (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 28th Infantry Division Association. The 28th is considered America's oldest Army division, dating to 1879. (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 28th Division Shrine - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
Pennsylvania Military Museum Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Pennsylvania Military Museum
Co-located with the shrine is the state military museum.
The 28th Division Shrine Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
4. The 28th Division Shrine
Several smaller monuments for the Division's regiments stand in front of the shrine.
Memory Wall Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
5. Memory Wall
Stone plaques placed from 1920 to the 1940s in memory of officers of the division who died in World War I. Some of the plaques are for all the enlisted men of particular units.
World War II Memory Wall Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
6. World War II Memory Wall
The wall, added in September 1997, lists the soldiers from the division who were killed or died of wounds during World War II. The names are listed by unit. With the exception of the 11th Infantry, all units served in the European Theater.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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