Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Seventh Armored Division
From the beaches to the Baltic
Home Station Fort Polk
Presented by the Seventh Armored Division Association in honor of those who gave their lives in the service of their country while serving in the Seventh Armored Division
Erected 1981 by Seventh Armored Division Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1942.
Location. 31° 2.498′ N, 93° 12.741′ W. Marker is in Fort Polk, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker is on South Carolina Avenue north of Bell Richard Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Fort Polk Historical Holding Area, Building 917. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Polk LA 71459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Polk Heritage Families (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peason Ridge Heritage Families (approx. 0.4 miles away); 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (approx. half a mile away); Second Brigade Soldiers Fort Polk (approx. half a mile away); Global War on Terrorism Monument (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (approx. half a mile away); 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Polk.
1. Historical Holding Area
If you decide to visit, you should verify the hours with Fort Polk. The museum was not open the day of my visit, despite the sign. It is my understanding that Fort Polk is building a new area to house the museum's holdings, although I was not told when it was scheduled to reopen.
— Submitted November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.
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