Red Arrow Park is a memorial park and beach located in Marinette Wisconsin on the coast of Green Bay. The Park was named in 1945 in honor of the Marinette national guard Unit, Co. A, 127th Infantry Regiment, which served as part of the 32nd Division, nicknamed the “Red Arrow”.
Red Arrow division is made up of mostly Wisconsin and Michigan National Guard units
The Red Arrow Division is a distinguished and famed division that made its name on the front lines in world war 1. The Red Arrow title and patch of an arrow with a line through it was earned by the division for piercing the Hindenburg line trench system. The division also earned the nickname “Les Terribles”, or “The Terrible ones” from French allies. The were the first allied unit to pierce the Hindenburg line.
In world war 2, the Red Arrow fought in the south pacific. The division logged 654 days of continuous combat, more than any other US division in any war. First US army division to directly enter combat with the Japanese.
Reactivated in 1961 to 1962 for the Berlin
The Red Arrow had its largest deployment in 70 years back in 2009 for the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan
Wisconsin and Michigan National Guard units that make up the 32nd Division were formed in 1889 and can be trace their first deployment to 1898 for the Spanish-American war. Other roots can be traced back to the Iron Brigade in the American Civil war.
The park was name in 1945 after the 32nd division, the Red Arrow. In July of 2000, a monument was donated to the park.
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