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: WMD99A


37th Division
The Buckeye Division
World War I

Camp Sheridan was the site for the August 1917 organization of the Buckeye Division, made up the Ohio National Guardsmen who previously had been serving on the Mexican Border. After training, the 37th went to France in June 1918, fighting in the Lorraine, Ypres-Lys, and Meuse-Argonne Campaigns. It took 5,387 casualties and won a Medal of Honor before returning to the U.S. in March 1919 to be demobilized.

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 lineage descended to the 37th Infantry Brigade of the Ohio National Guard.

Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Association

End of 37th Division