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

87th Inf Division

 
 
87th Inf Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
1. 87th Inf Division Marker
Inscription. Activated at Camp McCain, Miss. in 1942, the "Golden Acorn" Division trained at this site in 1944. The division distinguished itself in the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe during the Battle of the Bulge, the assault of the Sauer, Moselle, and Rhine rivers, capture of Coblenz, the cracking of the Siegfried Line, and the final assault into Czechoslovakia.
 
Erected 1972 by 87th Division Association. (Marker Number 40-56.)
 
Location. 34° 1.551′ N, 80° 56.262′ W. Marker is in Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Jackson Blvd. near Forest Drive, on the right 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 102nd Cavalry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 77th Inf Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 106th Inf Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); 8th Infantry Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bridge at Remagen Stone (approx. 1.1 miles away); 31st Inf Division (approx. 1.1
87th Inf Division Marker, looking north along Jackson Blvd. near Forest Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
2. 87th Inf Division Marker, looking north along Jackson Blvd. near Forest Drive
miles away); Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (approx. 1.1 miles away); 30th Inf Division (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Jackson, Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  The 87th Infantry Division ("Golden Acorn"). Motto: Stalwart and Strong
Training: Moved to the Tennessee Maneuver Area on 3 December 1943, for the Second Army #4 Tennessee Maneuvers; Consolidated to Fort Jackson, South Carolina on 20 January 1944 for divisional training. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
87th Inf Division trained at this site in 1944. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
3. 87th Inf Division trained at this site in 1944.
87th Inf Division shoulder patch image. Click for full size.
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4. 87th Inf Division shoulder patch
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 230 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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