Historic Markers Across South Carolina

100th Inf Division

Marker ID: SCHM 40-54
Location: Between Jackson Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue, Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


At this site on 15 November 1942, Maj. Gen. W. A. Burress received the 100th Infantry Division colors, marking the official activation of the "Century Division." After a distinguished World War II record in southern France and Germany, the 100th was reorganized in the Army Reserve. It was the only USAR training division recalled during the 1961 Berlin crisis.

Erected by 100th Division (Tng), USAR-1971


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