This Memorial Has Been Placed Here
By Veterans Of The
206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft)
Col. Elgan C. Robertson
Honoring the memory of those men who served, fought, and died in defense of their country as members of the 206th Coast Artillery Anti Aircraft. Originally an all Arkansas National Guard regiment federally recognized 24 November 1923 consisting of a regimental headquarters and service battery, a medical detachment, two anti-aircraft battalions - the first made up of a searchlight and three, three inch gun batteries. The second with four anti-aircraft machine gun batteries. Pre World War II trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma - Fort Barancas, Florida - Fort Sheridan, Illinois - Camp Placios, Texas - Camp Ripley, Minnesota, and Camp Pike, Ark. Federally mobilized 6 January 1941. Trained Fort Bliss and White Sands, New Mexico. Deployed to Asiatic Pacific & defended Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 3 & 4, 1942, defeating the Japanese attack. Rotated to Fort Bliss, Texas 1944 where personnel were reassigned to units in the European and Asiatic Pacific commands.