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45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway

 
 
45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
1. 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription.

By Concurrent Senate and House Resolution No. 93 adopted April 20, 1988 by the Oklahoma State Legislature and which was approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on May 2, 1988, Oklahoma Highway 3 between Ada and Broken Bow, Oklahoma was designated the 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway in recognition of the division's gallant and distinguished service in World War II and the Korean Conflict and to specially honor those Thunderbirds who gave their lives in such service.

On July 23, 1988 at 12:00 Noon the 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway was officially dedicated at this spot and this plaque erected as lasting evidence of such dedication and the grateful appreciation of the People of the State of Oklahoma.

July 23, 1988
 
Erected 1988 by Seantor Gerald Dennis.
 
Location. 34° 23.133′ N, 96° 7.605′ W. Marker is in Atoka, Oklahoma, in Atoka County. Marker is on Court Street east of Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the north lawn of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Street, Atoka OK 74525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
2. 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker
At extreme far right of photo, with Atoka County Courthouse in background.
flies. Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Captain Atoka (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cornerstone from [Atoka] County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Middle Boggy Battle (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stringtown Shootout (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forty-fifth Infantry Division. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the 45th Infantry Division. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 45th Infantry Division Museum. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 45th Infantry Division Honors (US Army Center of Military History). (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The 45th Infantry Division in Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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