South Carolina city honors soldiers of Old Hickory Division
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Local officials in a South Carolina city recognized a group of soldiers whose World War I service is seen as critical to helping win the war.
WYFF-TV reports that dozens gathered in a Greenville park on Saturday for “Remember Old Hickory Day.”
The event was established by the city of Greenville and Greenville County Council to recognize the 30th infantry division, also known as the Old Hickory Division, which trained at Camp Sevier in Greenville.
In 1918, the group of men broke the German Hindenburg line, an event described as integral to ending World War I.
Don Koonce, project director for Remembering Old Hickory, says the men who trained in Greenville “literally helped win the war.” He says that doesn’t get acknowledged enough.
Information from: WYFF-TV, http://www.wyff4.com/index.html