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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

115th Signal Battalion

Organized 1940

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 8, 2009
1. 115th Signal Battalion Marker
Inscription.  At this site where once stood Fort Willingham (Armory) the 115th Signal Battalion was organized December 1, 1940. Originally the 2nd Battalion, 151st Engineers, it was organized a number of times from 1940 to 1959 as its mission was changed to meet the Nation's military requirements. In World War II it was designated as an Engineer Combat Requirement (later Battalion). During the Korean War it was on active duty as the 104th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. The 115th Signal Battalion served this Nation in War with Iraq during 2004-2005.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, 2nd IraqWar, KoreanWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 48.315′ N, 87° 39.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Florence Blvd., on the right when traveling west. Florence Blvd/Hwy 72/Hwy 43 headed West into Florence on top of hill across from Florence Cemetery.
115th Signal Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 16, 2013
2. 115th Signal Battalion Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Willingham (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); "Mountain" Tom Clark (about 500 feet away); Florence Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patton Elementary School (approx. ¼ mile away); Soldier's Rest (approx. ¼ mile away); East Florence Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Confederate Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
115th Signal Battalion Marker to the far right image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 16, 2013
3. 115th Signal Battalion Marker to the far right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,903 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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