14th Armored Division The Liberators
During the darkest days of WWII, it was the people of our great nation, the mechanics, clerks, industrialists, lawyers, bankers, teachers, doctors, students, these and millions like them who answered the call to defend the American way of life. Among them were the men of the 14th Armored Division. This site is dedicated to them.
Turner joined the Marine Corps in the First World War, but the war ended before he got overseas to join in the fighting. When the U.S. entered the Second World War, Turner volunteered once again to defend his country. This time he joined the U.S. Army. During training, many of the young soldiers and officers with whom he served came to admire his quiet strength and dedication to duty. Turner soon gained the reputation of being a good soldier who truly wanted to come to grips with the enemy. He lived up to that reputation, and more. At 46 years of age, he may have been the oldest recipient of the Medal of Honor during the Second World War. Regardless of age, Turner's deeds were, and remain, timeless.
28 OCTOBER 1942
One place to begin is with a piece of paper - a piece of paper with three short paragraphs of official wording: "In accordance with General Orders, Headquarters, Armored Force, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1942,
and pursuant to authority contained in letter, Headquarters, Army Ground Forces, Army War College, Washington, D.C., dated August 28, 1942, the 14th Armored Division is activated this date at Camp
Headquarters, 14th Armored Division, is opened at this station at 0100, November 15, 1942