Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own
The 4th Alabama trained here in 1916 at Vandiver Park, later named Camp Sheridan, for Mexican Border service. Designated the 167th Infantry Regiment in 1917, it returned from the Border to train here, then fought in France during WWI with Douglas MacArthur’s brigade in the 42nd “Rainbow” Division. The 167th was at the front longer
Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1951.
Location. 32° 25.59′ N, 86° 16.977′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Johnson Avenue east of Lower Wetumpka Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Johnson Avenue, Montgomery AL 36110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Sheridan (here, next to this marker); 9th Infantry Division / “The Old Reliables” (a few steps from this marker); 37th Division The Buckeye Division (a few steps from this marker); Pickett Springs / “The Best Public Resort” (approx. half a mile away); Airman First Class John L. Levitow MonumentAward of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple (approx. 2˝ miles away); Combat Skyspot (approx. 2˝ miles away); Award of Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
1. 167th Inf. Regt. WW2
My dad, Eugene Adkins, Sr. served with the 167th in World War II, Pacific Theatre, fighting in New Guinea, Morotai and Mindinao.He was wounded in battle twice and suffered malaria, in spite of all this, he completed his tour of duty, just one example of the strength and courage of the men of the 167th. I am seeking any historical information available about the regiment. If you have or know of resources please email contact info. it will be greatly appreciated. The 167th did not receive a lot of recognition for it's accomplishments in WW2, but they were involved in some of the hardest fighting of the war. I am glad to see the marker in their
— Submitted December 5, 2011, by Eugene Adkins, Jr. of Wayne, West Virginia.
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