The Commanders Hall recognizes the division commanders of the 45th Infantry from 1923 to 1968, when the division was disbanded. It also pays tribute to the division’s Medal of Honor Recipients. The Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to 8 members of the 45th Infantry Division in World War II and Korea, and although the 45th did not exist during World War I, two Oklahoma National Guardsmen, serving with the 36th Infantry Division received the Nations highest medal for bravery during that conflict. These brave soldiers are memorialized here with copies of their Medal of Honor citations and dioramas which record the actions for which they received their awards.
The Commanders Hall features a life like mannequin of Medal of Honor recipient Jack Montgomery in the uniform he wore on the day he received the Nations highest medal for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.