Historic Markers Across South Carolina



31st Inf Division



Marker ID: SCHM 40-119
Location: Jackson Boulevard, Fort Jackson
County: Richland
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Style: Free Standing **
 



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The "Dixie" Division, created in 1917, spent most of World War II as a training division, with some units training at Ft. Jackson, but later saw combat in the Philippines 1944 - 45. The postwar "Dixie" Division, composed of National Guard units from Alabama and Mississippi, was mobilized for active service in 1951 and served here as a training division during the Korean War.

Erected by the 31st Infantry ("Dixie") Division Society - I997


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