Historic Markers Across South Carolina



77th Inf Division



Marker ID: SCHM 40-93
Location: Ft. Jackson Blvd., Ft. Jackson
County: Richland
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Style: Free Standing **
 



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"Statue of Liberty Division" was reviewed by England´s Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt after it was reactivated here in 1942. The 77th fought in World War II Pacific campaigns of Guam, Leyte, Kerama Retto Islands, and Okinawa. It was inactivated after occupying Hokkaido, Japan, in 1946. War correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed in action with the 77th.

Erected by the 77th Infantry Division Association, Inc. - 1982


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