Near Camp Douglas in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The wayside where Castle Rock stands is part of Camp Williams, the Wisconsin State Military Reservation acquired in 1900. It is the birthplace of the famous 32nd "Red Arrow" Division which was organized in 1917 and originally composed of National Guardsmen from Wisconsin and Michigan. Fighting men of the 32nd who trained here were named "Les Terribles" by the French for their action in World War I. In World War II a succeeding generation carried on the Division's reputation for dogged persistence and valor in battling the Japanese from New Guinea to the Philippines.
Erected 1967 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 55.296′ N, 90° 15.546′ W. Marker is near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, in Juneau County. Marker is on County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin Military Reservation (approx. ¼ mile away); In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mesas and Buttes (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. 3.3 miles away); New Lisbon Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mrs Salter Killed Here (approx. 8.6 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camp Douglas.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Wisconsin markers featuring the Red Arrow Division.
Also see . . . World War II Stories - In Their Own Words: Donald C Boyd. My Father served with the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, 128th Infantry Regiment, Cannon Company. He fought in the Pacific Theater Leyte, Luzon, and most notably, The Villa Verde Trail where he received the Bronze Star. He is now 82 years old and in good health. A short interview with my Dad may be viewed at this link. (Submitted on December 20, 2007, by Matthew Boyd of Swanton, Ohio.)
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