“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Forest Hill, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Rapides Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Rapides Parish, LA (182) Allen Parish, LA (15) Avoyelles Parish, LA (99) Evangeline Parish, LA (6) Grant Parish, LA (16) LaSalle Parish, LA (2) Natchitoches Parish, LA (97) Vernon Parish, LA (53)  RapidesParish(182) Rapides Parish (182)  AllenParish(15) Allen Parish (15)  AvoyellesParish(99) Avoyelles Parish (99)  EvangelineParish(6) Evangeline Parish (6)  GrantParish(16) Grant Parish (16)  LaSalleParish(2) La Salle Parish (2)  NatchitochesParish(97) Natchitoches Parish (97)  VernonParish(53) Vernon Parish (53)
Alexandria is the parish seat for Rapides Parish
Forest Hill is in Rapides Parish
      Rapides Parish (182)  
      Allen Parish (15)  
      Avoyelles Parish (99)  
      Evangeline Parish (6)  
      Grant Parish (16)  
      La Salle Parish (2)  
      Natchitoches Parish (97)  
      Vernon Parish (53)  
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1 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — African -American Soldiers at Camp Claiborne
Over 1.2 million African-American soldiers proudly served their country during World War II. Although, the military did not officially desegregate the Armed Forces until after World War II, African-American soldiers made many important . . . Map (db m225168) HM
2 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — Camp Claiborne
(Activated Oct. 1940 - Deactivated Dec. 1945) Camp Claiborne was named for William C. C. Claiborne, first governor of the state of Louisiana. The camp was part of the 8th Service Command. It was also home for the US Army's 34th Infantry . . . Map (db m125136) HM
3 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — Camp ClaiborneBirthplace of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions
At this site on May 7 1942 Sergeant Alvin C York the most decorated Soldier of WWI addressed the 82nd Infantry Division under the command of General Omar Bradley. The division would later become the 82nd Airborne Division and furnish personnel to . . . Map (db m125176) HM
4 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — Camp ClaiborneBirthplace of the 761st Tank Battalion
The 761st, a mostly black tank battalion, was activated at Camp Claiborne, LA on April 1, 1942. While at Camp Claiborne, the 761st trained on M5 Stuart light tanks. After reassignment to Fort Hood, TX for final training, the 761st was assigned to . . . Map (db m224353) HM
5 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — Camp Claiborne, LABirthplace of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions
Here at Camp Claiborne the 82nd Infantry Division, "All American" of WWI fame was reactivated on March 25, 1942, under the command of Major General Omar Bradley. On June 26, 1942, Major General Bradley was reassigned to Camp Livingston, Louisiana, . . . Map (db m124040) HM
6 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — Central Louisiana's Role in World War IIKisatchie National Forest: Drafted for Military Service
Central Louisiana played a vital role in preparing our Nation's military for World War II starting with the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1940. The Louisiana Maneuvers occurred from 1940 to 1943 and were the largest peacetime exercises in American . . . Map (db m225156) HM
7 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Forest Hill — Training At Camp Claiborne / Life At Camp Claiborne
34th Infantry Division The 34th Infantry Division, consisting of National Guard personnel from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and lowa, was the first Division to train at Camp Claiborne. Known as the "Red Bulls," the . . . Map (db m225157) HM
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Sep. 23, 2023