Fort Jackson, South Carolina

More than any other post or station, the history of the 100th Infantry Division is bound up with that of Fort Jackson. Adjacent to Columbia, South Carolina, Fort Jackson was the birthplace of the Division and the site of the first year of its training. It is only appropriate that there should be several monuments to the Century Division at this, its "home" post.

Historical artifacts from the 100th and from several other divisions that served at Fort Jackson during World War II are displayed at the post museum. In 1996, the 100th Infantry Division Association contributed a permanent bronze plaque which is now located on Memorial Walk in front of the museum.



Since 1983, the 100th Infantry Division Association has sponsored an award for the Fort Jackson soldier who achieves the highest score on the annual Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) testing at the post. Called the "Brigadier General Andrew C. Tychsen Award," it is bestowed upon the recipient by representatives of the 100th Infantry Division Association in conjunction with the Commanding General of the US Army Training Center, Fort Jackson each year; the recipient also receives a $500 savings bond from the Association. During the 14th annual EIB award ceremony, the Association emplaced a permanent bronze plaque on Fort Jackson Boulevard, about one quarter mile inside the Main Gate to the post (on the left).



Near the Burress/Tychsen monument, there is a plaque and historical road marker commemorating the Division's service at the post. It was emplaced at the behest and expense of the US Army Reserve's 100th Division, the lineal descendant of the 100th Infantry Division of WWII.




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