The 32D 'Red Arrow' Veteran Association

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‘Red Arrow’

Monuments & Memorials

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Name

Location

Dedicated

Inscription, Remarks

Added

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

Red Arrow Monument

Marshfield, WI

1938

Veterans Park in Marshfield, WI.

More information and photographs can be found at http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2013/01/marshfield-veterans-memorial.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

32D Inf. Div. History Commission photograph

Villa Verde Trail

San Nicolas , Luzon, Philippines

20 Sep. ‘45

“Erected by the officers and men of the 32D Infantry Division, United States Army, in memory of their gallant comrades killed along the Villa Verde Trail. January 30, 1945 – May 28, 1945.”

 

Dedicated to the 891 Soldiers of the 32D Division who were killed during the unit’s campaign on Luzon in the Philippines during WWII. Built by Co. A, 114TH Engr. Bn.

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

32D Div. Memorial Highway

Pleasant Prairie, WI

1957

Wisconsin Official Marker for the Thirty-second Division Memorial Highway, Highway 32, at Pleasant Prairie, WI. The marker also describes the WWI and WWII campaigns.

 

More information and photographs can be found at

http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2013/05/marker-71-thirty-second-division.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

32D Div. Memorial Highway

Land O’Lakes, WI

1958

“THIRTY-SECOND DIVISION MEMORIAL HIGHWAY”

“The 32nd Division was organized in 1917. Originally it was made up of National Guardsmen from Wisconsin and Michigan.

“World War I: Fought in Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. Vanquished 23 German Divisions. Served in the Army of Occupation in Germany. De-activated in 1919.

“World War II: One of the first to be called. Fought offensively in the Buna-Sanananda Operations. Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, Biak, Leyte and Luzon campaigns. 654 days in action in the Pacific Theater. Served in the Army of Occupation in Japan. De-activated in 1946.

“This highway is dedicated to the gallant men of the Thirty-Second Red Arrow Division who made the supreme sacrifice in both wars.”

 

Wisconsin Official Marker for the 32nd Division Memorial Highway, Highway 32, at Land O’Lakes, WI. More information and photographs can be found at

http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2013/03/marker-82-thirty-second-division.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

32D Div. Memorial Highway

Racine, WI

1960

Historical marker for the 32nd Division Memorial Highway, Highway 32, at Racine, WI. The marker also lists the WWI and WWII campaigns.

 

More information and photographs can be found at http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2013/05/32nd-division-memorial-highway.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

T. P. Bruss photograph 14 Aug. ‘14

 

T. P. Bruss photograph 14 Aug. ‘14

Red Arrow Park

Manitowoc, WI

1960

“Red Arrow Park”

“Project of the Manitowoc Jaycees”

“1960 – 1970”

 

It is a nice park on the shore of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, WI. Unfortunately there is no indication of why it was named ‘Red Arrow Park.’

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

32D Div. Birthplace

Camp Williams, WI

1967

“CASTLE ROCK”

     “You are standing on what was once the bottom of a glacial lake in which Castle Rock, the formation rising before you, was an island. Thousands of years of erosion by water, ice and wind created the surface features you see in this area.

     “The wayside where Castle Rock stands is part of Camp Williams, the Wisconsin State Military Reservation acquired in 1900. It is the birthplace of the famous 32nd "Red Arrow" Division which was organized in 1917 and originally composed of National Guardsmen from Wisconsin and Michigan. Fighting men of the 32nd who trained here were named "Les Terribles" by the French for their action in World War I. In World War II a succeeding generation carried on the Division's reputation for dogged persistence and valor in battling the Japanese from New Guinea to the Philippines.”

 

Wisconsin Official Marker describing Castle Rock, Camp Williams, and the organization of the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division. More information and photographs can be found at http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2012/11/marker-16-castle-rock.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

 

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

Red Arrow Park & Monument

Oshkosh, WI

14 Aug. ‘71

“In Honor of the Members of the 32D Red Arrow Division”

 

The monument also describes campaigns and activations.

 

More information and photographs can be found at http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-32nd-red-arrow-division-veterans.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

 

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

Red Arrow Plaque

Sheboygan, WI

11 Jun. ‘86

“In Honor of Veterans” “Wisconsin Michigan” “32nd Infantry Division” “The Red Arrow Division” “Donated by Red Arrow Club of Fond du Lac, WI”

 

This Red Arrow plaque has been incorporated in the Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial in Sheboygan, WI.

 

More information and photographs can be found at http://memorialdayfoundationphotos.blogspot.com/2014/04/sheboygan-county-veterans-memorial-32nd.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

T. P. Bruss photograph 24 Jan. ‘13

Janesville Tank Co.

Janesville, WI

1990

“JANESVILLE TANK COMPANY”

     “During the 1930s, the Janesville National Guard armory was headquarters for the 32nd Tank Company, a unit of Wisconsin's famed Thirty-Second Division, which had been reorganized after World War I and equipped with light tanks. In November 1940, as part of the mobilization ordered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the unit was melded with three other midwestern National Guard units and redesignated Company A of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Within a year, the Janesville tank company had been trained and dispatched to the Philippine Islands.

     “Following the outbreak of war on December 7, 1941, members of Company A became the first of 330,000 Wisconsin residents to engage the enemy. During a harrowing four-month defense of the Bataan Peninsula, short of supplies and devoid of air cover, the Janesville tank unit fought bravely alongside other American and Filipino forces until surrendering on April 9, 1942. As prisoners of war, the Janesville men participated in the infamous Bataan Death March. Of the original ninety-nine members of the unit, only thirty-five survived imprisonment by the Japanese.”

 

Wisconsin Official Marker for the 32D Tank Co., originally part of the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division. More information and photographs can be found at http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2013/04/marker-298-janesville-tank-company.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

1SG(R) S. Switzer photo

Hanging Tree

Fort McCoy, WI

25 Jun. ‘92

“This rock signifies the location of the once famous “Hanging Tree – the rally point of the 32nd Red Arrow” commanders. They assembled to receive their operation orders during many annual training periods throughout the years.”

5 Sep. ‘14

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

 

Wisconsin Historical Markers photograph

Red Arrow Park & Monument

Marinette, WI

Jul. ‘00

“In 1945, the City of Marinette named this park, (sic) Red Arrow Park, (sic) in honor of the Marinette National Guard Unit, Co. A, 127th Infantry Regiment; (sic) who's (sic) brave men fought in World War I and World War II. This distinguished unit was a part of the famed 32nd Red Arrow Division, which was comprised of Michigan and Wisconsin soldiers. The Marinette National Guard Unit was established in 1889. The Red Arrow Division was first called to active duty in 1898 to serve our country in the Spanish-American War.”

 

More information and photographs can be found at http://www.wisconsinveteransmemorials.com/2014/07/red-arrow-park-veterans-memorial.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

T. P. Bruss photograph 29 Aug. ‘14

 

T. P. Bruss photograph 29 Aug. ‘14

1SG Elmer Burr, Medal of Honor

Menasha, WI

8 Sep. ‘07

“1st Sergeant”

“Elmer J. Burr”

 

“1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr was fatally wounded December 24, 1942 on the island of New Guinea. Burr covered an enemy grenade with his body to save his commanding officer and others. He died December 25 Christmas Day 1942.”

 

The Isle of Valor is a tiny island in Smith Park on the Menasha Channel of the Fox River at Menasha, WI. Its centerpiece is a 10-foot obelisk of Wisconsin red granite flanked by a pair of red granite pedestals dedicated to two Medal of Honor Recipients from Menasha. SP4 Kenneth Stumpf was bestowed with the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War. 1SG Elmer J. Burr was a Wisconsin National Guard Soldier assigned to Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division. The Isle of Valor includes flags and monuments to honor veterans of all branches of service. A dozen Medal of Honor Recipients, including Kenneth Stumpf, attended the dedication ceremony. More information and photographs can be found at http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2013/05/isle-of-valor-1st-sergeant-elmer-j-burr.html.

5 Sep. ‘14

 

Detroit Memorial Park

Detroit, MI

 

Photographs of old and new Red Arrow monuments at Detroit Memorial Park West Cemetery: http://www.detroitmemorialpark.com/redarrow.php?gallery=redarrow&image=IMG_0958.JPG.

5 Sep. ‘14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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