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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Company “C” 137th Infantry

35th “Santa Fe Trail” Division

 
 
Company "C" 137th Infantry Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Company "C" 137th Infantry Monument (front)
Inscription.
Erected in honor of the soldiers who served with Company "C" 137th Infantry, World War II

Mobilized December 23, 1940 in Council Grove with men from Morris and adjacent counties. Soon expanded to include men from throughout Kansas and every state in the nation.

Fought to liberate Europe, marching steadily forward from Normandy France to the Elbe River Germany

Battles and Campaigns
Normandy - St. Lo - Break Out
Northern France - Ardennes
Battle of the Bulge
Rhineland - Central Europe

Casualties
Over 100 Killed in Action
Over 700 Wounded, Missing in Action
or Captured

 
Location. 38° 39.709′ N, 96° 29.043′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 56) near 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Monument is in Council Oak Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 East Main Street, Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Council Oak (a few steps from this marker); Council Grove (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Trail / Council Grove (a few steps from this marker); a different
Company "C" 137th Infantry Monument (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Company "C" 137th Infantry Monument (back)
marker also named Council Oak (a few steps from this marker); Bur Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bur Oak (about 500 feet away); Post Office Oak (about 600 feet away); Brewery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas National Guard in World War II. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 35th Infantry Division Association. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Story of the 35th Infantry Division in World War II. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Company "C" 137th Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. Company "C" 137th Infantry Monument
In Council Oak Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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