Location: 500 E. Baker at Brownwood Coliseum
Brownwood, Texas

 
THE FIGHTING 36TH
ROOTED IN FIGHTING TRADITIONS
TRACED TO 1835 AND THE ALAMO,
NATIONAL GUARD UNITS OF THE 36TH
"TEXAS" DIVISION FROM 71 CITIES
WERE MOBILIZED ON NOVEMBER 25, 1940
AT CAMP BOWIE,TEXAS, TO PREPARE
FOR WAR.  IMBUED WITH FIERCE TEXAS
PRIDE, IT WAS THE FIRST MILITARY
UNIT TO SEIZE ENEMY-HELD GROUND
ON THE MAINLAND OF EUROPE.  TEXANS
PLANTED THE LONE STAR FLAG ON 
SALERNO BEACH.  iN WORLD WAR II'S
BLOODIEST BATTLE, THE 36TH FOUGHT
TO LIBERATE FOUR COUNTRIES, AND
CAPTURED HERMANN GOERING ADN 40
OTHER NAZI COMMANDERS.  THE
"T PATCHERS" RECORD:  33 MONTHS
OVERSEAS, 366 COMBAT DAYS; 2
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULTS AT SALERNO
BEACH AND FRENCH RIVIERA; 7 MAJOR
CAMPAIGNS; 175,806 ENEMY SOLDIERS
CAPTURED; 7,805 MEDALS FOR BRAVERY,
INCLUDING 15 CONGRESSIONAL MEDALS
OF HONOR AND 10 PRESIDENTIAL UNIT
CITATIONS.  CASUALTIES, 19,466
3,717 KILLED, 12,685 WOUNDED, AND
3,064 MISSING IN ACTION.
36th INFANTRY DIVISION
1940       NOVEMBER 25       1990

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH
ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOND BETWEEN
THE CITIZENS OF BROWNWOOD AND THE
MEMBERS OF THE 36TH INFANTRY
DIVISION.  IT WAS THE LOYAL SUPPORT
OF THESE CITIZENS THAT HELPED THE
DIVISION PREPARE FOR THE YEARS OF
INTENSIVE COMBAT THAT LAY AHEAD.
   

7 CAMPAIGNS

NAPLES-FOGGIA
ANZIO
ROME-ARNO
SOUTHERN FRANCE
RHINELAND
ARDENNES-ALSACE

CENTRAL EUROPE
2INVASIONS

SALERNO BEACH

SOUTHERN FRANCE

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