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Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

75th Infantry Division

 
 
75th Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Ellis
1. 75th Infantry Division Marker
Inscription.  The 75th Infantry Division was activated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on 15 April 1943. After taking part in the Third Army maneuvers in Louisiana, the 75th moved to Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky in the Spring of 1944. The Division departed for Europe that Fall and saw initial combat Christmas Eve in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium during the bitter fighting of the Battle of the Bulge. The Division participated in the Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, suffering 8,016 casualties, which includes 936 killed in action, and captured 20,630 prisoners during their 94 days in combat. This plaque is presented on July 27, 1990 by the 75th Division Veterans Association and dedicated to all those brave men who served with the Division during World War II.
 
Erected 1990 by 75th Division Veterans Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 15, 1943.
 
Location. 37° 45.118′ N, 92° 7.282′ W. Marker is in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in Pulaski County. Memorial is on Iowa Avenue just
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north of West 12th Street, on the right when traveling north. On the side of the Gammon Fieldhouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 Iowa Ave, Fort Leonard Wood MO 65473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trailblazers (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to St. Roberts (approx. 5 miles away); "Grow With Us" (approx. 5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pulaski County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Waynesville Fort (approx. 6.8 miles away); Discover a Hidden History (approx. 6.8 miles away); A Trail of Tragedy (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Additional commentary.
1. About Fort Leonard Wood
In Missouri, Fort Leonard Wood has a common nickname of "Fort Lost-in-the-Woods."
    — Submitted January 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

 
Additional keywords. Gammon Field
 
75th Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Ellis, July 5, 2019
2. 75th Infantry Division Marker
Plaque on side of fieldhouse near young man. It is the plaque on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Brian Ellis of Glendale, California, USA. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Brian Ellis of Glendale, California, USA. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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