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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

115th Signal Battalion

Organized 1940

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 8, 2009
1. 115th Signal Battalion Marker
Inscription. At this site where once stood Fort Willingham (Armory) the 115th Signal Battalion was organized December 1, 1940. Originally the 2nd Battalion, 151st Engineers, it was organized a number of times from 1940 to 1959 as its mission was changed to meet the Nation's military requirements. In World War II it was designated as an Engineer Combat Requirement (later Battalion). During the Korean War it was on active duty as the 104th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. The 115th Signal Battalion served this Nation in War with Iraq during 2004-2005.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.315′ N, 87° 39.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Florence Blvd., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Florence Blvd/Hwy 72/Hwy 43 headed West into Florence on top of hill across from Florence Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Willingham (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Mountain" Tom Clark (about 500 feet away); Florence Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By Sandra Hughes, November 16, 2013
2. 115th Signal Battalion Marker
Patton Elementary School (approx. mile away); Soldier's Rest (approx. mile away); East Florence Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. 115th Battalion to return. Article in Times Daily by By Trevor Stokes (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. 115th Signal Battalion arrives for duty in northern Iraq. Article by By Spc. Aaron Ritter (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
115th Signal Battalion Marker to the far right image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 16, 2013
3. 115th Signal Battalion Marker to the far right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,606 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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