Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1st Infantry Division
United States Army
In WWII the 1st started on the offensive in North Africa in 1942 and led the way on Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944.
In 1964 the 1st became the first regular army division ordered to Vietnam.
This Memorial is dedicated to all soldiers who wore the patch of the Big Red One. With a long distinguished history of serving America with valor and honor, the enduring legacy of the soldiers of the 1st is the freedom enjoyed by Americans today.
World War I
Medals of Honor-5
World War II
Medals of Honor-16
Medals of Honor-11
War of 1812 - Civil War - Philippine War - Desert Storm - Bosnia - Iraq
Location. 44° 51.944′ N, 93° 13.333′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Klanska Drive near Covill Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, which may be accessed from 34th Avenue, South at Labelle Drive. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Four Marine Raider Battalions Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Marine Division Memorial (about 800 feet away); Rodney J. Putz (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Snelling 1861–1946 (approx. 2 miles away); Mendota Work Camp No. 1 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whiskey (approx. 2.6 miles away); Elizabeth R. Snelling (approx. 2.6 miles away); Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.
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