The 371st Infantry Regiment
WWI Monument

The 371st Infantry Regiment WWI Memorial Monument Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit created with the purpose of funding and placing a monument, to memorialize the service and sacrifice of the 371st Infantry Regiment in WWI. 

We are pleased to announce that the board of the Gateway to the Army Association has approved the placement of the memorial monument in Fort Jackson’s Centennial Park. The 371st Infantry Regiment was formed at Camp Jackson (now Fort Jackson) in 1917, and, later, demobilized and deactivated there in 1919. Therefore, it is appropriate that the Regiment be honored at Fort Jackson.

Our Donation Goal

$292,000

Your contributions will help us to display the 371st Infantry Regiment WWI Memorial and honor these brave men.

Help Fund 371st Monument

Offline Donations

Donations by check can be made out to the 371st Infantry WWI Monument and sent to:

Attn: 371st Infantry Regiment
WWI Memorial Monument Association
1717 Gervais Street #204,
Columbia, SC 29201

 
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The Story of the 371st Infantry Regiment

They were southern draftees sent into the bloody trenches of World War I. They came out as heroes – having earned numerous individual awards for bravery including the Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre, Legion of Honor, Médaille Militaire, and a Congressional Medal of Honor...

 
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Awards & Recognition

For its extraordinary service in the Champagne offensive, the entire regiment was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm per the orders of General Petain, Marshal of France. They earned the respect of their battle-hardened French comrades and the officers with whom they served...

 
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Sculptor Designer

The association has engaged distinguished sculptor, Maria Kirby-Smith of Camden to design, sculpt, and cast a monument to honor these African-American heroes. Maria has sculpted numerous statues of notable South Carolinians to include the 371st’s Medal of Honor awardee, Corporal Freddie Stowers of Sandy Springs, SC...

 
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The Return to Columbia

Upon the Regiment’s return from France, the city of Columbia came together in support of the 371st. A mass meeting was held to launch a fundraising effort for a community reception at Allen University in honor of the 371st. The grand event was held on February 29, 1919. Now, almost 100 years later, another fundraising effort is needed to erect a monument to these heroes...

 
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About Our Organization

 

The 371st Infantry Regiment WWI Memorial Monument Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit created with the purpose of funding and placing a monument, to memorialize the service and sacrifice of the 371st Infantry Regiment in WWI.

You too can honor them by donating to the memorial monument currently being commissioned.

An estimated $292,000 is needed to prepare a site and place a monument to these brave men.

Please be assured that the association will be good stewards of your donation and has established checks and balances for all financial activities. You donation is eligible to be deducted on your taxes as we have the 501(c)(3) status.