29th Infantry Division, United States Army

29th Infantry Division, United States Army (HMB6D)

Location: Fort Meade, MD 20755 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.938', W 76° 44.578'

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World War II

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[Insignia and motto of the 29th ID]: "29 Let's Go!"

Mobilized at Fort George G. Meade, February 1941; comprised of Army National Guard units from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania. Trained vigorously at Fort Meade, at A.P. Hill Military Reservation, Virginia and during the Carolina maneuvers, 1941-1942.

Sailed from New York for England, September-October, 1942. Trained extensively for the cross channel attack on the German-occupied coast of Europe.
On D-Day, 6 June 1944, in the great allied amphibious assault, the division stormed ashore on Omaha Beach in Normandy to win a beachhead and to achieve undying fame.

Eleven months of campaigns and battles followed: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.

During combat the division suffered 19,814 casualties, killed, wounded, and missing.

This memorial commemorates the valor and the sacrifices of the 29th Infantry Division in World War II and the memory of all who served with it.

[Reverse:]:
29th Infantry Division
World War II Campaigns:
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Normandy
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Northern France
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Rhineland
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Central Europe
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Battle Honors
Assault Arrowhead - Normandy
French Croix de Guerre with Palm - Omaha Beach

Erected by the Maryland National Guard Military Historical Society, 1987
Brig. Gen. Edmund G. Beacham, M.D., President

Memorial Committee: Col. Robert M. Miller, Chairman; Maj. Gen. John Purley Cooper, Jr.; Col. George G. Boram; Maj. Charles A. Lusby, Jr.; Maj. Raymond V. Merkle, Builder.
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HM NumberHMB6D
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Year Placed1987
Placed ByMaryland National Guard Military Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349279 N 4329205
Decimal Degrees39.09896667, -76.74296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.938', W 76° 44.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 56.28" N, 76° 44' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225 Griffin Ave, Fort Meade MD 20755, US
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