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“The Buffaloes”

The 17th Infantry Regiment

 
 
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Inscription.

17th Infantry Regiment
“The Buffaloes”
Truth and Courage

Battle Campaigns
Civil War · Indian Wars · War with Spain · Philippine Insurrection · Mexican Expedition · World War II · Korean War ·Vietnam War · Operation Just Cause · Operation Iraqi Freedom · Operation Enduring Freedom

Medal of Honor Recipients
Pvt George Berg 1 July 1898 · Pvt Oscar Brookin 1 July 1898 · Cpl Ulysses Buzzard 1 July 1898 · Pvt Thomas J. Graves 1 July 1898 · 1Lt Benjamin F. Hardaway 1 July 1898 · Cpl Norman W. Ressler 1 July 1898 · 2Lt Charles D. Roberts 1 July 1898 · Cpl Warren J. Shepherd 1 July 1898 · Pvt Bruno Wende 1 July 1898 · *PFC Leonard C. Brostrom 28 October 1944 · *PFC John F. Thorson 28 October 1944 · Sgt Einar H. Ingman Jr. 26 February 1951 · Cpt Raymond Harvey 9 March 1951 · Sgt Joseph H. Rodriguez 21 May 1951 · *Cpl William F. Lyell 31 August 1951 · *PFC Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano 1 September 1951 · *PFC Charles H. Barker 4 June 1953 · *1Lt Richard T. Shea Jr. 6-8 July 1953
*Posthumously awarded

The bronze buffalo was donated by the Quinn-Bradlee Family in memory of LTG William W. “Buffalo Bill” Quinn, who commanded the regiment in 1951 during the Korean War, and inspired the regiment to adopt the name, “Buffalo”

This
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monument was unveiled and dedicated on October 7, 2005,
by Stewart N. Rothman, President
Einar Ingman, Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
Richard Whitson, Foundation Board Chairman
Neil Young, Association Vice-President
Jim Rohr, Association Board Chairman
George Harvey, Association Treasurer
Don Shook, Association Secretary
John Strube, Chaplain
Board Members
Gil Isham, Bruce Frazer, Richard Rosa, Douglas Bell, Arnold Prather, Robert Warden
Hon. Colonel of the Regiment, BG Ted Mataxis
Hon. Sgt. Major of the Regiment, Larry Haynes

 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 32° 21.93′ N, 84° 57.115′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Baltzell Avenue east of McIver Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lafayette Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); China Gate (approx. 0.4
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This is the monument's reverse. The remaining side is blank.
miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Riverside" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. half a mile away); General George C. Marshall House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
 
Categories. Military
 
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"The Buffaloes" Donor Memorial image. Click for full size.
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5. "The Buffaloes" Donor Memorial
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6. "The Buffaloes" additional marker
Lighting for this memorial dedicated in memory of B.G. Theodore C. Mataxis
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Above all in honor of our fallen and missing comrades, they shall not be forgotten.
"The Buffaloes" dedicatory bench for Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski image. Click for full size.
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8. "The Buffaloes" dedicatory bench for Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski
"The Buffaloes" dedicatory bench for Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher image. Click for full size.
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9. "The Buffaloes" dedicatory bench for Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher
"The Buffaloes" dedicatory bench "In Memory of Those KIA and MIA" image. Click for full size.
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10. "The Buffaloes" dedicatory bench "In Memory of Those KIA and MIA"
"The Buffaloes" Marker dedicatory pavers image. Click for full size.
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11. "The Buffaloes" Marker dedicatory pavers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on January 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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