Company B - 179th Infantry Regiment - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 30.472 W 097° 28.346
14S E 638531 N 3930438
Quick Description: Dedicated to honor those in "B" Company who served in Korea
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2010 6:49:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM9CDD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 5

Long Description:
This memorial is located in a grassy area east of the 45th Infantry Division Museum located on N.E. 36th Street, just east of Martin Luther King Blvd.

The area has many specific war memorials for various units who fought for their country, as well as displays of aircraft, artillery and military ground equipment.

This monument honoring Company B, 179th Infantry Regiment is made of gray granite and reads:

"Dedicated to honor
those who served in
"B" Company
179th Infantry
(Thunderbird Emblem)
Korea
1950 - 1953"

The gold Thunderbird on a red background is the emblem of the 45th Infantry Division. The division's original shoulder sleeve insignia featured a left-facing swastika, a common Native American symbol, as a tribute to the south-western United States region which has a large population of Native Americans. However, with the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, with its famous right-facing swastika symbol, the 45th Division stopped using the insignia. A new shoulder sleeve insignia featuring the Thunderbird, another Native American symbol, was approved in 1939.

45th Infantry Division Museum
2145 N.E. 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
405-424-5315

Largest State operated military museum in the U.S. Located on 15 acres, with a 1930's era WPA-built building of 27,000 sq. ft.
List if there are any visiting hours:
The museum is open: Tues - Fri: 9:00 - 4:15 Sat: 10:00 - 4:15 Sun: 1:00 - 4:15


Entrance fees (if it applies): Free, but donations are appreciated

Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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