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Fort Jackson, Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

8th Infantry Division

 
 
8th Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
1. 8th Infantry Division Marker
Inscription. Activated in 1918 and inspected by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lt. Gen. George S. Patton during World War II, the 8th landed in France 28 days after D-Day (the invasion of Normandy) and participated in three other campaigns during the war. The division occupied this area at Ft. Jackson after being reactivated in 1940; they were also here 1950-54.
 
Erected 1986 by All units who served with the 8th Infantry Division in World War II. (Marker Number 40-98.)
 
Location. 34° 1.186′ N, 80° 56.298′ W. Marker is in Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Jackson Blvd. near Johnson Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 106th Inf Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 87th Inf Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); 102nd Cavalry (approx. half a mile away); 77th Inf Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bridge at Remagen Stone (approx. 0.7 miles away); 31st Inf Division (approx.
8th Infantry Division Marker, seen looking north along Jackson Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
2. 8th Infantry Division Marker, seen looking north along Jackson Blvd.
0.7 miles away); Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (approx. 0.7 miles away); 30th Inf Division (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Jackson, Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  The 8th Infantry Division,"Pathfinder". During World War II, the 8th Infantry Division was sent to Europe to fight against the Axis. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
8th Infantry Division Marker, looking south along Jackson Blvd. near Johnson Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
3. 8th Infantry Division Marker, looking south along Jackson Blvd. near Johnson Street
8th Infantry Division Shoulder Patch image. Click for full size.
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4. 8th Infantry Division Shoulder Patch
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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