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Welcome to the 97th Infantry Division-The Trident Division


Information, history, and photographs about the 97th Division in
World War II


The 97th Division's colorful and distinctive insignia was originally designed to represent Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, the states from which the personnel was drawn for the first 97th. The states are bordered in part by the Atlantic Ocean, hence Neptune's Trident imposed on a Saxon shield. The three prongs of the Trident represent the three states. The blue of the shield represents the azure of their numerous fresh water lakes, the white of the border and trident, the snows that cover these states' picturesque mountains.

One of only two divisions to serve in both the European and Asia Pacific Theaters of War

This web site is hosted by Bob Rowland, a former member of the 97th Military Police Platoon. He can be reached by the email link below.
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This site last updated 11 April 2014.