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Corvallis in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

96th Infantry Division

“Deadeyes”

 
 
96th Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
1. 96th Infantry Division Marker
Inscription. Activated on September 5, 1918 (World War I). Demobilized January 7, 1919. Became Oregon's Reserve Division in 1923. Activated to active duty August 15, 1942 at Camp Adair with orders to be Combat Ready as soon as possible. Trained at Camp Adair, Fort Lewis, San Luis Obispo, and Bend Desert. Left United States July 25, 1944 for Hawaii. Landed on Leyte on October 20, 1944, as one of the first Combat Units to invade the Philippines. 603 killed, 1,402 injured. Landed on Okinawa of April 1, 1945. 1,598 killed, 5,614 injured. Returned to Philippines July 1945 for training on invasion of Japan. Returned to Unites States in February, 1946.

"This Memorial is dedicated to those killed in Action, to those wounded in Combat and to all those gallant men who served as Deadeyes"
June 6, (?)
 
Location. 44° 41.967′ N, 123° 12.451′ W. Marker is in Corvallis, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Camp Adair Road near Pacific Highway West (Oregon Route 99W), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29694 Camp Adair Road, Corvallis OR 97330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wild West Division (within shouting distance of this marker);
96th Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
2. 96th Infantry Division Marker
The Timberwolves (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trailblazers (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Adair (within shouting distance of this marker); The Van Buren Street Bridge (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Corvallis Ferry (approx. 9.6 miles away); Site of the Earliest Boat Landing (approx. 9.6 miles away); Benton County Courthouse (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corvallis.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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