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Near Buckholts in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway

 
 
The Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
1. The Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription. Organized July 18, 1917 at Camp Bowie, Texas, the 36th Division was composed of National Guard units from the states of Texas and Oklahoma, and traced a part of its lineage to the Washington Guards of the Texas Revolution. During World War I, the 36th Division participated in the San Mihiel Offensive and the Meuse–Argonne Offensive with the French Army near St. Etienne-a-Armes and in the liberation of Rheims. Having spent twenty-three days in active sectors, the division captured 549 prisoners and suffered 2,528 casualties.
     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 36th Division Memorial Highway<br>and Bryant Station Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
2. The Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway
and Bryant Station Markers
View to southwest across US 190
The division fought extensively through Germany, capturing such notables as Field Marshal Von Runstedt and Air Marshal Goering. During World War II, the 36th Division spent 400 days in actual combat, having fought five campaigns in four countries. The Division captured 175,806 of the enemy and suffered 27,343 casualties, the third highest casualty rate of all American divisions. The colors of the 36th Division were retired at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, on April 1, 1980.
     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
View to Northwest Along US 190 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
3. View to Northwest Along US 190
Roadside picnic area and markers are on left (south) side of the highway
(approx. 15.9 miles away); 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
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 IWar, World II
 
View to Southeast Along US 190 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
4. View to Southeast Along US 190
Nearby Highway Sign Designating State Highway 36 as the Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
5. Nearby Highway Sign Designating State Highway 36 as the Texas 36th Division Memorial Highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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