Historic Markers Across South Carolina

87th Inf Division

Marker ID: SCHM 40-56
Location: Jackson Boulevard, Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


Activated at Camp McCain, Miss. in 1942, the "Golden Acorn" Division trained at this site in 1944. The division distinguished itself in the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe during the Battle of the Bulge, the assault of the Sauer, Moselle, and Rhine rivers, capture of Coblenz, the cracking of the Siegfried Line, and the final assault into Czechoslovakia.

Erected by 87th Division Association - 1972


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