Historic Markers Across Alabama



37th Division



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: in the median of Johnson Avenue east of Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 25.593    W 086° 16.990
  32.42655    -86.28316666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD9DV
 



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37th Division
The Buckeye Division
WWII and Korea


The Buckeye Division was inducted into federal service in October 1940. Trained at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and Camp Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, it was deployed to the Pacific in May 1942 where it sustained 5,960 casualties in the Northern Solomons and Luzon Campaigns. Seven soldiers won the Medal of Honor, including Private Roger Young of the Infantry’s ballad.

The Division returned to the U.S. for demobilization in November 1945. The Division was given the mission of training replacements during the Korean Conflict. Members trained at Camp Polk, Louisiana and served in Korea as individuals rather than as a unit.

Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Association







End of 37th Division