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Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Seventh Armored Division

From the beaches to the Baltic

 
 
Seventh Armored Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
1. Seventh Armored Division Marker
Inscription. Activated at Camp Polk 1 March 1942

Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes
Alsace
Central Europe
Belgian Fourragere

Home Station Fort Polk

Presented by the Seventh Armored Division Association in honor of those who gave their lives in the service of their country while serving in the Seventh Armored Division
 
Erected 1981 by Seventh Armored Division Association.
 
Location. 31° 2.498′ N, 93° 12.741′ W. Marker is in Fort Polk, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker is on South Carolina Avenue north of Bell Richard Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of the Fort Polk Historical Holding Area, Building 917. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Polk LA 71459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Polk Heritage Families (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peason Ridge Heritage Families (approx. 0.4 miles away); 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (approx. half a mile away); Second Brigade Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Fort Polk (approx. half a mile away); Global War on Terrorism Monument
Seventh Armored Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
2. Seventh Armored Division Marker
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (approx. half a mile away); 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Polk.
 
Additional comments.
1. Historical Holding Area
If you decide to visit, you should verify the hours with Fort Polk. The museum was not open the day of my visit, despite the sign. It is my understanding that Fort Polk is building a new area to house the museum's holdings, although I was not told when it was scheduled to reopen.
    — Submitted November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, World II
 
Historical Holding Area displays image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
3. Historical Holding Area displays
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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