Historic Fort Riley Division Celebrating Lineage

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) - First Infantry Division alumni and past commanders will converge on Fort Riley for "Victory Week," celebrating the division's history and lineage.

The division was established in World War I and is known by its trademark emblem as "The Big Red One." The division was headquartered at Fort Riley from 1955 to 1996, returning in 2006 after 10 years in Germany.

Activities for the July 14-18 celebration include dedication of Victory Park, built near the new headquarters building. The park has stones memorializing some 400 soldiers, including Specialist Ross McGinnis, who received the Medal of Honor for duty in Iraq.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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