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1st Infantry Division

United States Army

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 25, 2008
1. United States Army 1st Infantry Division Marker
Inscription. The heart of the U.S. Army is its regular infantry, with lineage going back to 1808. The First Infantry Division is America’s oldest division. In 1918 the soldiers of the 1st won America’s first major battle of WWI at Cantigy.

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
KIA-4,996
WIA-17,324
Medals of Honor-5

World War II
KIA-4,289
WIA-15,208
Medals of Honor-16

Vietnam War
KIA-3,146
WIA-18,019
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
United States Army 1st Infantry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2008
2. United States Army 1st Infantry Division Marker
is at or near this postal address: 7601 34th Avenue, South, Minneapolis MN 55450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Colonel Josiah Snelling (approx. 2.6 miles away); The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.
 
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