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

26th Inf Division

 
 
26th Inf Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
1. 26th Inf Division Marker
Inscription. The "Yankee" Division, which saw extensive combat in World War I, was mobilized for active duty in World War II in January 1941. It trained here in 1942-43 and again in 1944, leaving 16 August 1944 for Europe. As part of 3rd Army the division was credited with 210 days of combat in France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe, and was particularly distinguished for its role in the Battle of the Bulge.
 
Erected 1996 by The Yankee Division Veterans Association. (Marker Number 40-117.)
 
Location. 34° 0.317′ N, 80° 56.916′ W. Marker is in Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Jackson Blvd. near Cleburne 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. Darby Field (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 108th Division (about 500 feet away); 4th Infantry Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 100th Inf Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); 30th Inf Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); 31st Inf Division
26th Inf Division Marker, southbound on Jackson Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
2. 26th Inf Division Marker, southbound on Jackson Blvd.
(approx. half a mile away); Bridge at Remagen Stone (approx. half a mile away); Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Jackson, Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  The 26th Infantry Division. Sent to Europe in World War I as part of the American Expeditionary Force, the division saw extensive combat in France. Sent to Europe once again for World War II, the division again fought through France, advancing into Germany and liberating the Gusen concentration camp before the end of the war. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
26th Inf Division Marker, seen looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
3. 26th Inf Division Marker, seen looking north
26th Inf Division Shoulder Patch image. Click for full size.
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4. 26th Inf Division Shoulder Patch
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 14 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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