Historic Markers Across South Carolina

8th Infantry Division

Marker ID: SCHM 40-98
Location: Jackson Blvd., Ft. Jackson
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


Activated in 1918 and inspected by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lt. Gen. George S. Patton during World War II, the 8th landed in France 28 days after D - Day (the invasion of Normandy) and participated in three other campaigns during the war. The division occupied this area at Ft. Jackson after being reactivated in 1940; they were also here 1950 - 54.

Erected by all units who served with the 8th Infantry Division in World War // - 1986


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