Fort Benning in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
29th Infantry Division
World War II Campaigns
20,327 Killed, Wounded and Missing
5 Presidential Unit Citations
French Croix de Guerre with Palm
5 French Croix de Guerre with Star
29th Infantry Division
United States Army
World War II
From North and South in our land
we came to foreign shores that
liberty and freedom might prevail.
On D-Day, 6 June 1944, in the greatest
allied amphibious assault of World
War II, the 29th Infantry Division
stormed ashore on Omaha Beach, Normandy,
France, to help win a beachhead that led
to the liberation of Europe and to
achieve undying fame.
Our fallen lie in distant fields.
They gave the last full measure of their
devotion. Sleep, comrades, forever young.
We Salute You
111th Field Artillery Battalion
115th Infantry Regiment
110th Field Artillery Battalion
175th Infantry Regiment
224th Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters Battery 29th Division Artillery
227th Field Artillery Battalion
29th Military Police Platoon
29th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 121st Engineer Battalion (Combat)
104th Medical Battalion
29th Signal Company
729th Ordnance Company
29th Quartermaster Company
Erected 2002 by the 29th Division Association.
Location. 32° 23.122′ N, 84° 57.257′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Fort Benning Road 1.6 miles south of Matheson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Walk of Honor, just to the south of the National Infantry Museum parade ground. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Benning Road, Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Just Cause (a few steps from this marker); 87th Infantry Division Monument (a few steps from this marker); Tropic Lightning Memorial Fort Benning POW Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 70th Infantry Div. (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Infantry Regiment Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Polar Bear Regiment Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Infantry Division / 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
Also see . . . 29th Division World War II Histories. (Submitted on March 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.