Updated: Saturday, 22 Sep 2012, 10:57 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 22 Sep 2012, 10:57 AM EDT
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Veterans and government officials will be gathering at the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown to dedicate a new monument honoring the 43rd Infantry Division known for its service during World War II and the Korean War.
The ceremony is set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
The 43rd Infantry Division was created in 1925 as a National Guard unit in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. Connecticut is the last of the four states to erect a memorial monument for the division, whose nickname is the Winged Victory Division.
The division fought the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. A division website says more than 1,500 division soldiers were killed and another 6,000 were wounded. The 43rd also fought in the Korean War before being deactivated in 1963.