August 5, 2017: Team Sunset March marched on behalf of 100 year 82 Division / All American

August 5, 2017: Team Sunset March marched on behalf of 100 year 82 Division / All American

 

Team Sunset March at the monument after Sunset March on August 2017.

The All American division was constituted, originally as the 82nd US Division, in the  National Army on August 5, 1917, shortly after the participation of the USA into World War1.  It was organized on 25 August 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia and served at the Western Front in the final months of the war. Since its initial members came from all 48 states, the division acquired the nickname All-American, which is the basis for its famous shoulder patch “A A” .

The division later served in World War II where,on August 15, 1942, it was reconstituted as the first airborne division of the U.S. Army and fought in numerous campaigns during the war, gaining an excellent reputation. One of the most heroic deeds was the “Waalcrossing” September 20, 1944.


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