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Fort Jackson, Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

77th Inf Division

 
 
77th Inf Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
1. 77th Inf Division Marker
Inscription. The "Statue of Liberty Division" was reviewed by England's Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt after it was reactivated here in 1942. The 77th fought in World War II Pacific campaigns of Guam, Leyte, Kerama Retto Islands, and Okinawa. It was inactivated after occupying Hokkaido, Japan, in 1946. War correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed in action with the 77th.
 
Erected 1982 by 77th Infantry Division Association, Inc. (Marker Number 40-93.)
 
Location. 34° 1.686′ N, 80° 56.228′ W. Marker is in Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Jackson Blvd., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Dixie Road and Huger Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 102nd Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 87th Inf Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 106th Inf Division (approx. half a mile away); 8th Infantry Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bridge at Remagen Stone (approx. 1.2 miles away); 31st Inf Division
77th Inf Division Marker, looking north on Jackson Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
2. 77th Inf Division Marker, looking north on Jackson Blvd.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (approx. 1.3 miles away); 30th Inf Division (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Jackson, Columbia.
 
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1. 77th Infantry Division ("Statue of Liberty"). which served with distinction in World War I and World War II. ...the 77th made an assault landing on Guam, 21 July 1944.... In late March 1945, the division made 15 landings, securing Kerama Retto and Keise Shima for the assault on Okinawa. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Ernest Taylor Pyle. (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers. On April 18, 1945, Pyle died on Iejima (then known as Ie
77th Inf Division Marker, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
3. 77th Inf Division Marker, looking south
Shima), an island northwest of Okinawa Island, after being hit by Japanese machine-gun fire. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
77th Inf Division Patch image. Click for full size.
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4. 77th Inf Division Patch
Ernest Pyle, Pulitzer Prize war correspondent, killed while on assignment with the 77th image. Click for full size.
By US Navy
5. Ernest Pyle, Pulitzer Prize war correspondent, killed while on assignment with the 77th
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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