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Pleasant Prairie in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway

 
 
Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 28, 2010
1. Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription. The 32nd Division was organized in 1917. Originally it was made up of National Guardsmen from Wisconsin and Michigan.

World War I: Fought in Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Olse-Aisne and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. Vanquished 23 German Divisions. Served in the Army of Occupation in Germany. Deactivated in 1919.

World War II: One of the first to be called. Fought offensively in the Buna-Sanananda Operations, Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, Biak, Leyte and Luzon campaigns. 654 days in action in the Pacific Theater. Served in the Army of Occupation in Japan. De-activated in 1946.

This highway is dedicated to the gallant men of the Thirty-Second Red Arrow Division who made the supreme sacrifice in both wars.
 
Erected 1957 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 32.105′ N, 87° 49.466′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is on Wisconsin Route 32 half a mile north of Wisconsin Route 165, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Prairie WI 53158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 28, 2010
2. Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker
markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kenosha Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lovell G.A.R. Post 230 Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); John McCaffery Burial Site (approx. 2.6 miles away); John Bullen (approx. 2.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 2.7 miles away); Colonel Michael Frank (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kemper Hall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Charles Durkee Mansion (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. A duplicate marker is located in Land O' Lakes, Vilas County, Wisconsin
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Wisconsin markers featuring the Red Arrow Division.
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 28, 2010
3. Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker
Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 28, 2010
4. Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway Marker
Marker is to the left of the Wisconsin sign between the flag poles.
Dedication boulder at base of marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2012
5. Dedication boulder at base of marker
The Kiwanis Club of Wisconsin
Planted and Dedicated
Nov. 11, 1921
These corner trees in
memory of those who
gave their lives in the
World War
 
 
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