George Armstrong Custer stands as the most famous American officer of all times
CUSTER STILL STANDS
Counties are named in Custer's honor in seven states: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Idaho and Minnesota. There are also the towns of Custer, Michigan, Custer, South Dakota, Custar, Ohio, and the unincorporated town of Custer, Wisconsin. A portion of Monroe County, Michigan, is informally referred to as "Custerville."
Are you visiting Spain? Go to the Restaurant "El General Custer"
"General Custer", by Andy Warhol
General Custer honored in Michigan, December 2007. See also "The Custer Days" - Custer's hometown honoring its General every year for ten years (October)
General Custer is honored every year in the Gettyburg reenactments, when he first defeated the Confederate cavalry. Every year, the band of the reenactments plays "Garry Owen" to honor the BoyGeneral. The Irish Knight of Little Bighorn, Myles Keogh, is in the reenactments too.
Need a bicycle? Go to "Custer Cyclery" in Augusta (Michigan)
George Armstrong Custer's giant statue in Monroe, Michigan (center of the city). President Alfonso Taft dedicated the statue in 1910. In Monroe, roads, schools, and businesses are named after George A. Custer.
Active 1917 - 2007
85th Infantry Division was named after George A. Custer. The men of the Division, who named themselves "Custer men", fought in Italy during World War II.
After World War 2, the Custer Division was reactivated as a Reserve Element, first as an infantry Division, next as a Basic Training Division, and then as an Armor/Cavalry Training Division. As a Training Division, the 2/353d Chemical Training Battalion and the 1/335th Armor Training Battalion were mobilized in January 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm. The Division was redesignated as a Division Exercise in 1992 and became the first Division Exercise to simultaneously conduct simulations and lane training. In October 1999, the Division Exercise transitioned to a multi-component Training Support Division. The Division has four brigades with units located in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio.
In September 2007, the 85th Division (Training Support) was formally deactivated and its remaining assets folded into the 75th Division (Training Support) and the 88th Regional Readiness Command.
7TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
September 21, 1866 –Today
From the Plains to World War II, from Korea to Iraq, Custer's glorious Seventh Cavalry was in every battles and wars of the USA.