In Honor Of Our Fallen Comrades, a War Memorial

In Honor Of Our Fallen Comrades, a War Memorial (HM1W0O)

Location: Middletown, CT 06457 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 32.845', W 72° 37.527'

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43rd Infantry Division

( south side )
Connecticut
In Honor Of
Our Fallen
Comrades

( upper plaque )
43rd Infantry Division Insignia
March 1923 - September 1997
Units With Lineage to the 43rd
Served in the Following:
Revolutionary War
War of 1812 - Civil War (North)
Spanish-American War
World War I - World War II
Korean War - Vietnam - Gulf War I
Afghanistan - Iraq

( lower plaque )
Dedicated To The Units Of
The 43rd Infantry Division Who Proudly
Served During World War II & Korea

102d Infantry Regiment · 103d Infantry Regiment · 169th Infantry Regiment · 172d Infantry Regiment · 43d Division Artillery · 103d Field Artillery · 152d Field Artillery · 169th Anti Aircraft Artillery · 169th Field Artillery · 192d Field Artillery · 206th Field Artillery · 963d Field Artillery · 143d Tank Battlion · 43d Recon Troop · 118th Ordinance Company · 743d Ordinance Battlion · 43d Division HQ Company · 43d Military Police · 43d Quartermaster Company · 43d Signal Company · 118th Engineer Battlion · 118th Medical Battlion · 118th Quartermaster Company · 143d Transportation Company · 85th Infantry Brigade · 86th Infantry Brigade · 68th Field Artillery Brigade
Dedicated on August 25, 2006 by
the 43rd Infantry Division Veterans Association
"Winged Victory"
Plaque Donation - Family of MSG Walter G. Thiede 169th Infantry Company

( north side )
Vermont
Winged Victory
Division

( upper plaque )
Major General Leonard F. Wing, Sr.
11/12/1893   12/19/1945
1893 - Born at Ira, Vermont
1941 - Brigadier General - Commander, 86th Brigade
1942 - Assistant Commander, 43rd Infantry Division
1942 - Major General - Commander,
43rd Infantry Division, Also Known As The
"Winged Victory Division" In His Honor

( lower plaque )
During World War II - The 43rd Infantry
Division Distinguished Itself Being
Awarded The Following Decorations:

Medal Of Honor   2
Distinguished Service Cross   75
Distinguished Service Medal   1
Silver Star   987
Legion Of Merit   90
Soldiers Medal   63
Bronze Star   2,947
Air Medal   31
Purple Heart   7,610
Total Medals   11,806
Presidential Unit Citations were awarded to all 3 battalions of the 169th Infantry Regiment, the 2nd Battalion of the 172nd Infantry Regiment, and the 43rd Division Military Police Company
The Debt Owed To The 43rd
By The Nation Is Expressed In The
Following Recapitulation:

Campaigns
  KIA   WIA   Total
Guadalcanal Russell Islands   0   10   10
Northern Solomons New Georgia   581   2,059   2,640
New Guinea Aitape   28   59   87
Philippine Islands Luzon   952   3,921   4,873
Totals   1,561   6,049   7,610
Plaque Donation By The Vermont Chapter Of
The 43rd Infantry Division Veterans Association

( east side )
Rhode Island
World War II
Pacific Theater

1941 — 1946
Japan Occupation
( plaque )
World War II Campaign Stars
Guadalcanal Russell Islands · Northern Solomons New Georgia · New Guinea Aitape · Philippine Islands Luzon
This Plaque Generously Donated By A
World War II Veteran Of The 43rd

( west side )
Maine
Korean War
1950 — 1953
NATO Forces
Germany

"We Have Come To Help Deter Soviet Agression And
To Show The German People The United States Is
Willing To Protect And Aid Them In Building
A Democratic Nation"
- Gen. Thomas T. Handy
Commander of U.S. troops - Europe 1949 - 1953
Plaque Donation By The Sunbelt Chapter of the
43rd Infantry Division Veterans Association
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HM NumberHM1W0O
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Year Placed2006
Placed By43rd Infantry Division Veterans Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 698048 N 4602251
Decimal Degrees41.54741667, -72.62545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.845', W 72° 37.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 50.7" N, 72° 37' 31.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)203, 860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 155-353 Bow Ln, Middletown CT 06457, US
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