Near Buckholts in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway
In 1920 the division was reorganized with only Texas elements and was inducted into active duty on November 25, 1940. The division was sent to North Africa in April, 1943. In September, 1943, the 36th was part of the amphibious landing near Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno, the first American troops to fight on the mainland of Europe in World War II. The division became part of the campaign on the Winter Line near Mignano, and particularly at San Pietro. On May 18, 1944, the 36th participated in the Anzio beachhead operations. After completing the Italian Campaign, the division was part of the amphibious landing near San Raphael and Frejus in August, 1944. The 36th fought along the Rhone River Valley until it crossed the Moselle River, advancing through Lyon, Bourg, Besancon and Vesoul in September, 1944.
The Texas Highway Department designated State Highway 36 as a memorial to the 36th Division in 1944 and the 67th Texas Legislature funded the marking of State Highway 36 in 1981.
Location. 30° 54.619′ N, 97° 11.051′ W. Marker is near Buckholts, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is on U.S. 190 0.2 miles east of County Road 104, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the roadside picnic area. Marker is in this post office area: Buckholts TX 76518, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryant Station (here, next to this marker); Donahoe Community (approx. 10.9 miles away); Friendship Community (approx. 15.6 miles away); City of Temple Site of Organization of the Texas Forestry Association (approx. 15.9 miles away); Temple Public Library (approx. 15.9 miles away); Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial (approx. 16 miles away); Bernard Moore Temple (approx. 16 miles away).
Also see . . . 36th Division History. A detailed history of the 36th Division from the Texas Military Forces Museum. (Submitted on November 16, 2015.)
1. State Highway 36
This segment of US Route 190 is also State Highway 36.
— Submitted November 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Categories. • War, World I • War, World II •
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