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FLORIDA STATE TROOPS/NATIONAL GUARD
UNIT HISTORICAL SUMMARIES BY COUNTY
ALACHUA-HOLMES



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St. Augustiine,
Florida










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Rev. 1-7-89







































Gainesville Alachua County

I 1893-Hq 4IthSepBn- 1898-Disb../
II 1899 (7) HqDet2ndFlaInf; 1917-WWI/
III 1901-H OndFlaInf; 1913-Disb/
IV B906-Hq3rdBn;1909-Moved; 1911-returned; 1915-HqlstBn2ndFla; 1916-MexBor; 1917-WWI/
V 1916-SupplyCo2ndFla; 1916-MexBor; 1917-WWI/
VI 1916-MG Co 2ndFla; 1916-MexBor; 1917-WWI/
VII 1948-G 124 -current
V1 I 1955-B, 187th Tank Bn (120mm Gun) -current













I In 1893 the organ militia of Fla was org into 5 Sep Bns. Prior to this, the,Fla Troops
had been org into 3 Sep Bns since 8 June 1887, and it is believed that a unit existed in
Gainesville at this time under an unknown designatn.
Hq lth Sep Bn was org in Gainesville in 1893 under the comnd of Maj Irving E Webster (aptd
30 May 93); lstLt Walter M. Davis (aptd I Dec 91); IstLt CM Bingham (aptd 17 June 92) & IstLt
EL Stewart, Surg (aptd 17 Jan 92). The unit attended encampment at Camp Dunn, Ocala in 1893,
Palatka 1894; Camp Henderson Talla 1895; Camp Bloxham Jax 1896 and again CpHenderson 1897.
IstLt AW Fowler was aptd Adj & IstLt JW Flewellon aptd QM on h Dec 96; lstLt FW Cole succeeded
Flewellon as QM 5 May 1898. Upon the advent of the Span-Am war, all Fla troops were ordered
to Tampa, where the lstFlaVolRegt was formed from 12 companies of existing units- and the
mbrs of the other units were mustered into fed serve as part of the 12 companies. Hq hthSepBn
was disbanded 23 May 1898, as described above, and Major Webster, Lts Fowler,Cole & Stewart
absorbed into the lstFlaVolRegt.
*

II HqDet 2ndFlalnf was org sometime in 1999 or 1900 in Gainesville and served there until
induction into federal service for WWI in 1917.

III Co H 2ndFlaInf was org 1 Aprl 1901, and served in Gainesville unttl 11 April 1913.
ASD-ACA Jax Fire 3-22 May 1901; Pensa 10-20 Apr 1908; Jax trans strike 30 Oct-15 Nov 1912..
ENC-1903-Jax;1904-Manassas Maneuvers; 1905-Orlando; 1906-Jax; 1907-CoastDefExs Tampa;
1909-Jax; 1910-Chicamaugua Manevers; 1911-12-Jax.
cont.





Gainesville Units (cont)

(H 2ndFla,cont)Laon May 02 Blanding 7 Jan 07;
Officers m unit Captains Geo Lynch 1901; Caleb R Layton 1 May 02; JW Blanding 7 Jan 07;
CR Layton 27 Apr 3i; SS Smith 1912-1913.. Istlts CR Layton 13 May 01; JW Blanding 30 Jul 02;
Shields Warren I2 Feb 07; S W HSapton 27 Apr 191; SS Smith 26 June 12... 2ndLts NW Littlefield
Shie W en 14 Fb 07. W Hampt^on 27 Apr 1911- 05; Wm D Wheeler 21 Feb 07; EA Taylor
13 May 01; JF Seagle 30 Jul 02; Allen Graham 27 Jul 05; Wm D Wheeler 21 Feb 07; EA Taylor
21 Jun 10; SS Smith 4 Sep 11. leu as to q
Co H disbanded in Gainesville 11 April 1913, and nucleus asd to qDet 2ndFlaln
*

I H 3rdBn 2nd moved to June 1906 under Maj Albert H Blanding; moved
to Ocala 27 May 1909; returned to Gainesville 17 Jan 1911 under Major John W Blnding.
Bn Hqs switched on 3 Feb 1915, and 3rdBn under Major Blnding redesignated rvi for MeB
Unit under Major Blending and lstLt Wm W Hampton mustered into federal service for MexBorder
War on 6 July 1916; returned to State Control on 17 March 1917- and again mustered into
federal service on 5 August 1917 for WWI. Unit sent to Camp Wheeler,Ga where it was redesign
S12thInf, sent to France where it was broken up and used as replacements in the
* *

V Supply Co 2ndFlalnf org in 1916-mustered into fed serve for MexBorWar 6 Jul 1916, under
Capt Roy V Ott; 2ndLt Henry L Baker. A det of this co formed in Tampa and also mustered into
fed serve Unit retnd to state control on 17 Mar 1917 and mst into fed serve for WWI 5 Aug 1917.
S. # cont) .
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SGainesville, cont..


:.VI Maching Gun Co 2ndFlalnf org Gainesville in 1916 and mustered intofed serv_ 6Jul 1916_
Sfor Mexican Border Service under Capt Shields Warren,. 2ndLt John B Sinclair and 2njLt
:: Joseph -W -Shands.--Unit -returned-to-state control on 17 Mar 1917 and again mustered .into-fed
.service_for WWI on.$ Aug 1917. ..
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VII Co G 12thInf org Gainesville 10 May 1948. (for history of current unit see Card G 124)_
*. -- -......- -.--- ---9- **

VIIT Co B, 187th Tank Bn-(120mmu Gun) org and reorg Gainesville effective 1 Nov55.( for histo
of this Unit up to and including 1955 see Card G, 124th Inf); .






















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-GainesvilleAlachua


Shth Bn FST in existence before 1893; Entered federal service for. Spanish-American War
-' in 9; reorganized & redesignated on return in 1899 as J a 2nd. Ela nfajntrv Moved
:: :-in-1903; Returned 30 April 1910; federal service for Mexican Border 21 June 1916 to
March 1917; back to state control; federal service for 7TI 5 Aug 1917, redesign Hq 12t.
Inf Sep 1917; Demobilized in 1918.










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SGainesville, Alachua



Co H 2nd Fla Inf organized 1 April 1901, redesignated HqDet 2ndInf 11.April 1913;-. -
Mex-Border serve 21 June 1916- Mar 1917; returned to state control and entered fedservice
: for TiI 5 Aug 1917 & redesig as HqDetl 12th. Inf Sep 1917 Demobilized at end of war.






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H q 3rd Bn 2nd Fla Inf organized Gainesville 17 Jan 1911; redesign HalstB 2dlf 3.Feb 1915,
Entered federal service ror Mexican Worder War 21 June 1916-Mar 1917; returned' to state'
. ...--control- and-entered fed serve for WI- $ Au 1917, redesign asBn 2lSep- 1917;
Demobilized at end of war.














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.achine.i. .C.less et....... n .. j. organized 1916 for service on Mexican Border;
returned to'State controT and entered fede al service again for WI on $ Aug 1917.


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I_- Co M,__ 1st Fla_Inf Regtreorg MILVILIE _14 May 1917 upon reformation of lst Fla Inf and
console w/lst ZSep Bn ordered to Active Fed Serv for WI with Capt FM Turner, 1st Lt
-Mallie Martin and 2nd Lt-RD -Watts; -sent to Camb Wheeler after Mobil on 5-Aug-17-- --
where regt disb to become part of other fed Units. _

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PANAMA CITY

I Co M org PANAMA CITY 20 Jan '?14,; attended encampment 1914-15-State Camp Grounds, Jax
"- CAPT: Emmett Cooper 22 Dec 13; RR Powers 12 Jul 15; IST.LT: GB Tyson 22 D1ec13; JR
S... .. Asbell--16-Ayg -15;- 2nd LT:RR Powers. 22 Dec -13;-MP-Hawkins 12 Jul-15; --Disbanded 29-N
1916_to becmepart of 1st Sep Bn FNG which was formed form units of the lst Inf._
SC.o M 1st Fla Inf reorganized after WWI in PANAMA CITY 5 Dec 1922 as 1st Engineer Co
redesignated soon after as Company D 114th Engs and on-28 May 1924 as Company-D-106th
Engs. Unit attended annual summer field_training encampments, including ThirdArmy___
Maneuvers in DeSotoNational Forest in 1938 served on Active State Duty in 1931 in aid
"of-Civil authorities in Marianna riot. .--
Unit.redesignatedl106th Eng (COMBAT) on 15 May .1943, and was mobilized into active .
Feder. Service for WWII on 25 Nov 1940. Officers in command or unit during this
S- ---period: -MB Hawkins,-RJ Bennett, AS Brake, Coy C Rushing, Hiram Sperry. -
S_ _WWIIService: Redesig.CoA _lst_Bn 175th _ng 10 Feb 1,2; .again_ redesig Co A 1st.Bn 177
Eng 15 May 1912 Trained intensively in Southern States and served in Alaska.
-See-Card-for C,-124th Infantry Bn----- ------- ---

"II Hq 2nd Bn org PANAMA CITY on 1 August 1927 under Command of Major Ralph J. Bennett.

III -- MedDet.2nd Battalion 106th Eng Regt organized in PANAMA CITY _1i June 1929 disbanded
H Dec 1929.









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SMed. Depart. Det, 2nd Bn., 106th ,Eg.(G _25_- 12 :Jul 29) _.Fed Rec.' 15_May 29; ;__I
M. ed. Depart. Det, 2nd Bn., 106th Eng. (GO 2: 4, Jan 30) Disbanded 1 Dec9 '



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".Co. D, 106th Eng. redes.
-Co.- D, 106th Eng. Combat --(GO 6 8May 0) eff.--1 -'

:; Commanding Officers: Capt. M. B. Hawkins, R. J. Bennett, A. S. Brake, Lt. Coy C. Rushing




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I 1893-B hthSepBn(Bradford Co Guards)/ 1898-M lstFlaVol/ 1899-E 2ndFlaInf/ 1915-Disbanded/
1920-41thSepCoInf/ 1921-H lstInf/ 1921-G IstInf/ 1924- G 124thInf/ 1927-HqCo2ndBnl24/
1940-HqDet2ndBnl24/ 1940- WII//// 1946-Hq&HqCo2ndBn 124---- (for current Histoyy se
Card for Hq & Hq Co 2nd Bn 124th Inf); (see Card for Co C, 748th Armored Ord Bn)
II 1899-Hq2ndBn2ndFlanf/ 1903-Hq3rdBn2ndFlaInf/1906-moved///
III 1927-Hq2ndBn1l2thInf/ 1930-Transferred///


Misc: Cavalry Co BrdDist 1870
d --Bradford Co Cavalry 1870 (could be negro)
Lake Butler Cavalry 1870











1Starke

I Altho it is known that the Bradford County Guards existed in the 1880's, there are no j.
official records showing that as such.
In 1893 the militia of Florida was organized into 5 Separate Battalions, and this
unit was designated Co B 4th Sep Bn (Bradford Co Guards) in Starke. The unit was commanded
by Capt R. C. Heiberger, aptd 21 April 90; 1st Lt O.C. Husband aptd 30 Mar 94; and 2ndLt
Augustus V. Long, aptd 26 Nov 1896. Co B attended encampment at Canp Dunn Ocala in 1893;
at Palatka in 1894; Camp Henderson, Tallahassee in 1895; Camp Bloxham, Jax in 1896 and againK
at Camp Hnederson in 1897. In 1897 Eugene S. Matthews was aptd Capt on 22 April, AV Long
IstLt & Geo C Livingston 2ndLt on 20 Oct.
With the advent of the Spanish-Am War, all Fla companies volunteered and were ordered to
Tampa where the 1st Fla Vol Regt of 12 companies was fcired on 23 May 1898 from existing
companies, and Co B was redesignated CoSa- M 1st Fla Vol Regt and mustered intc federal
service on 24 May, under Capt Matthews, 1stLt Long and 2ndLt Livingston. Co M served in
Florida and Alabama, and was mustered out of federal service 3 December 1898.
After the Span-Am War, the unit was reorganized in Starke and redesignated Co E 2ndFla
InfRe, in 1899, and served there until disbanded 16 Oct 1915. The unit served on active
state duty in aid of civil authorities: 3-22 May 1901-Jax Fire; 19 Nov 03-Lawtey; 10-20 Apr
08-Pensa; 30 Oct-15 Nov 1912-Jax trans strike. Encampments: 1903-Jax; 1904-St.Aug; 1905-
Orlando; 1906-StCampGrnds,Jax; 1907-08-Coast Defense Exercises,Tampa; 1909-StCampGrounds;
1910-Chicamaugua, Georgia; 1911-1915- St.CanoGrounds.
CAPTAINS: AV Long 8 Sep 99; JR Davis 1900; Wn L Wall 23 Mar Oh; RC Heiberger 23 Sep 05;
/ AV Long renp 23 Feb-8 Oct 07; Jas T Willis 1907-10; W.L.Wall reap 5 May 10;
DC Jones 22 Apr 1912; U.G. Turner 10 Jun lh; EA Wall 13 Feb 15.
( cont. )





Starke, cont,


IstLts: JD Alderman; hiL Wall 5 Jul 02; Otto D Graff 10 Aug 04; Wm Wall 23 Feb 07; DeWitt
C Jones 12 Mar 1910;
2ndLts: -- Powell; W.L. Wall 19 Mar 02; HH Ross 29 May 03; JT Willis 23 Mar 07; DC Jones
12Mar 08; 0 W Alvarez 2 May 14l
Company E was disbanded 16 Oct 1915; and many of the men who had been part of the organiza-
tion served in the Mexican Border War and thruout World War I with other organizations.
After World War I, the NG was reorganized in Florida, and the 4th Separate Company of
Inf, FNG, was organized at Starke on 17 Feb 1920 under Camptain DeWitt Jones. On Jan $ 1921
the unit was redesign Company H 1st Fla Inf Regt; and again redesig Co G IstFlaInf 7 May 21;
.the lstFlaInf was redesign 154th Inf 7 Dec 21; and again redesig 12CIthInf 28 May 19 2.
Capt Archibald Thomas succ Capt Jones 16 May 1921; and Capt Julian L. Peek took command on
- ... --31 May-1922. Capt Peek was promoted to Major in command of 2nd Bn 2h Aug 1927; and Co G
was converted & redesig HqCo 2ndBn 124thInf on the same date. Capt Thomas T. Long was aptd
Capt 23 June 1927; the unit attended regular encampments and in 1938 wont the National
(State) Trophy for Riflery. In 1940 the unit was redesig HqDet2ndBnl24th on 1 May; and
..mobilized into active federal service for WWII on 25 Nov 1910.
During World War II the unit trained intensively with the 12thInf (31stDiv) in
southern camp, and served on New Guinea, Morotai Island, Luzon & Mala in the Philippines.
.. The 124th Inf is entitled to battle credits for participation in the Southern Philippines &
New Guinea Campaigns, and the 2ndBattalion was cited for outstanding performance of duty in
action against the enemy on Mindanao, PI, and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citiation
.for its.action.
After WWII, the unit was reorg and redesig 1&HaaHCo2bdBn 12rthTnf on Nov 19,1946 in
S .Starke. (See Card HqHqCo2ndBnl24th for present history of unit).
S (cont.)










Starke, cont.___


II Headcuarters 2ndEn 2ndFlaInf Regt organized in Starke in 1899 after the Span-Am War
under command of Major Eugene S. Matthews; on 21 April 1903, the 2nd& 3rd Bns were switched
and unit redesignated Ho 3rd Bn 2nd Fla Inf Regt. The unit was moved from Starke MXi E
25 June 1906.

III Headquarters 2ndBn 124thlnf stationed in Starke 23 June 1927 upon apt of Major Julian
L. Peek an commanding officer of the 2nd Bn. Moved from Starke 1 Oct 1930.


Miscellaneous Units: (,e?"d 6 a4ap1 cAe- 4 XZi e9'A^ ,zt

Cavalry Company (rdDistBradford Co) organized 9 Sept 1870 ,with Capt Jacob Johns, !stLt
BS Beasley, 2ndLt Stacy Iclar; later Capt ED Hodges, lstLt EP Ward, 2nIdLt JD Johns.
Bradford Co Cavalry Co organized Sept 1870 with Capt D. L. Alvarez, 1stLt JR Alvarez &
2ndLt Pliny Crews.
Lake Butler Cavalry organized 26 Aug 1870 rith Capt 2oland Thcmas, lstLt Pliny S. Crews
and 2ndLt William A Cone.














Starke, Bradford


* H 2ndBH; rd_.,6g~, organized in Starke in 1899; redesign Hi 3rdBn ndInf in 1902;
"movedf rom Starke 25 June 1906.













Starke, Bradford County



Lo B. th ttaST .in existence in 1893; amnish-American War 1898; redesignated 1899 as
Co E4d^Z ^ Disbanded 16 Oct 1915.
















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Starke, Bradford County
-th Sep Co organized 17 February 1920; redesig Co F 1st Fla,Q. in 1920; redesiggQ.1
lst Fla Inf 5 Jan 1921; redesiq Co 1st Inf 7 Ma-y 1921; redesign _CoG 15th 13 Dec 21;
redesi CoG 12_4thInf in 192; redesi HoCo 2_ 2h Aug Y9_Td g H.Det
Sentered fed serce for 'T-II 2$ Nov 1940; uoon return to state
control reorganized as qCQ2nlQ2n in 196;te






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Cocoa

(no prior history of units in Cocoa)
I 138th Trans Truck Co organized 12 Aug 1953 at Cocoa---- (see Card for 138th Trans Truck
for current History)





















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: TIT:ttLE h n r
-The first official records of this unit e i aate battaon, n
S was passed organiig the Florida Militia into s DIAN RIbER GUARDS)
S: unit was designated Co C 5th Separate Battalion, FST(arDIA ; in-that year,.S)
:- TITUSVILLIE. J.D. Cameron is listed as Captain in ea F 1893 hur T. Feaster
Suit attended encampmet t Cmp Dunn, Ocla. On 26 Feb 89, Ahr T easter
te u- attended encamments tLt & JC Jones 2ndLt. The unit attended
S- was aptd Cat Tampn, in 189 and at Camp Henderson Tallahassee in 1895.
JC Jones was aptd 1st -t 27 April 1895; and JC Knox aptd 2nd Lt.
-- The unit attended encampment at amp Bloxam, Ja in 1896 and again at Tallahssee
in 1897. On March 1898 CR Stewart was aptd Capt & JT Knox promoted to s L.
"RE Mims was aptd 2nd Lt on h April 1898.
-- Upon the advent of the Span-American War all Florida troops were ordered to
Tampa, where the 1st fla Vol Regt was formed with 12 companies from existing
units, and members ofthe other comaies were mustered into federal service as
-_-_ -- part of the newly formed units. .. -.--
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Hollywood /

I Co A 124thInf org Hollywood 10 June 1926- unit served on active state duty for Hurricane
Relief in 1928, and wasdisbanded in Hollywood 8 May 1929.


II Co C 211thInf organized Hlywood 29 Mar 1948 (see card C 211 for current history of










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Fort Lauderdale


(no prior history of units in this community)

I 1947- Co G 211thInfRegt (See Card: G211 for current history of unit)


II 1949- Co A 2p2ndMedBn; AmbulanceCo 202nd Med Bn (See Card:AmbCo202Med for current
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Blountstown /-
I 1915-C lstFla-1916-lstPlatCoH 1 SepBn- WI///
S1915- Co C 1st Fla Inf Regt org Blountstown 11 November 1915 with Captain Geo T Crozier,
IstLt S.O. Newsome & 2ndLts J I Hentz (8 Nov 15-6 Aug 16) and G. H. Guilford, 18 Oct 16.
-Upon the advent of the Mexican War, units of the 1st Fla Inf Regt were used to form the
lstepBn,FKG, which s served on state and federal active duty 1916 and 1917. Co C in Blountown
was redesignated IstPlat Co H, IstSepBnFNG on 24 Nov 1916 under Capt Crozier & IstLt Sidney
--0 Newsome. The unit served on Active State Duty from 24 Nov 16 to 12 April 17, and on
Active Federal Duty from 13 April 17 to 4 Aug 17 Guarding bridges and utilities in Fla. .._
On 5 August 1917 the platoon was consolidated with Co H in Chipley, the entire IstSepBn was
r-consolidated with newly formed units to form the IstFla Inf, and all ordered into active
federal service for WWI.





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--..Co B (Rear) 748th Ord Battalion organized at Camp Blanding in 1952 (See Card for Co B, -48th -
Ord Bn for current history) .

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Informal History of Camp Blanding
(named for General Albert H. Blanding, former CG of the 31stDiv & CNGB)
In 1939 the old National Guard training site on the St. Johns River just south of Jacksonville
and known as Camp Johnston and Camp Foster, was acquired for use of the US Naval Air Station.
In turn, the State Armory Board acquired the new site on Kingsley Lake in Clay County.
Permanent administration buildings and mess halls were erected for the use of the state troops.
However the site was never used by the NG for summer training, since most of the FNG was
mobilized in October 1940. And, while most of the units were sent to Camp Blanding with the
rest of the old 31st Inf Div, they were assigned to another area of the camp.
In the early days of planning for WWII, the US govt leased Camp Blanding from the Florida
Military Dept as a two-division camp and infantry replacement training center. From that
beginning it developed to a point where it was one of the really vital training properties of
that war. Following the close of the war, the property was declared surplus and went thru
a process of stripping and dismantling on a wholesale basis. Equipment, supplies, buildings
and other assets were moved out in a tremendous volume over a period of many months, until
all that remained were the orgiinal NG buildings and some of the elements of such vital
services as sewer, power, water supply and streets.
The state's orgiinal 31,000 acres were returned, and this tract, with the remaining
buildings, have been put to constant use since. TI 1952 the federal government spent about
$3,000,000 re-establishing such facilities as electric, sewage, water and rail lines, to
put the camp on a "stand-by" basis for a national emergency.
The existing property has been used by the Florida Military Department for extensive
training, firing ranges; it maintains its overhaul shops there for motorized equipment and
such military items as artillery, signal and other technical equipment. It is also a concen-
tration site and equipment supply point.
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On 1i July 1954 President Eisenhower signed a special bill which the Florida delegation
had maneuvered thru Congress, transferring 40,000 acres of Bradford County woodlands to
the Florida Military department. This transfer was the culmination of a three-year campaign
in which the Military Department, headed by MajorCen Mark W Lance, had the cooperation of
interested civilian and military leaders on both the state and federal level. It gives to
the Florida Military Dept a total of 71,000 acres for unlimited use by the Florida National
Guard as a training area. Clear title of the vast tract goes to the Military Department,
but the federal government reserves the right to reclaim the property in case of an emergency*
Furthermore, there is a stipulation as to income from the property, parts of which are
heavily timbered. Revenue from timber leases, mineral deposits and other sources is, under
the terms of the agreement, to be returned to the land for improvement purposes, with a
50-50 state-federal split of any excess left over from this application.
The Florida State Prison has grazing rights for its cattle herds on the land, in return
for maintaining fences on the reservation, and a long range reforestation program, begun in
1952, is to be continued, with a quarter of a million pine seedlings having been planted this
year(1955). Thez is extensive mining on the lands already owned by Florida. Some of the
camp's recreational facilities are in use, an Officer's Club, Enlisted Mens Club. Other group
activities are held there from time to time by arrangement with the Military Department.
The transfer of the property to the state marked the passage from federal ownership of the
only major Army installation remaining in Florida.












































_1899-Co H IstFlaInf; 1909-Disb;// 1917-C IstFlalnf; 1917-WTI/// 1920-5thSepCo,Inf; ...
1921-G IstFlaInf; H1.lstFlaInf; H 15hthInf; 192L- H 124thInf; 1940- WWII//// 1947-TkCol24Inf..
(f-for current history see Card for Tk Co 124th Inf; (see also Card for Hq & Hq Svc Co 187th---
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k I Co H IstFlalnf org 1899-1900(?) in Lake City under Capt W Cox. Unit served on
act state duty 3-22 May 1901 Jax Fire; 12 Jul 01-riot Lake City; 25-28 May 04-ACA; 10-20 Apr
--1908-Pensa; -30 Apr-1 May 1908-ACA Lake City; and attended the following encapmentss --
1903-Jax; 1904-St Aug & then to Manassas Maneuvers 5-11 Sept; 1905-Lake Cityt 1906-Tampa;
"1907-Joint Coast Def Exs, Pensa. The unit was disbanded in Lake 6ity 10 April 1909.
-Officers serving during this period: Captains WH Cox; JW Stephens 11 June 06; -----
lIstLts Joseph Kinard; WR Brooks 15 Jan 02; WG Brown 10 Aug 04; L Helvenston 24 Jul 06;
AAB Withee 15 Oct 1907; and 2ndLts H. Helvenston; lG Brown 14 Aug 03; HR Henderson 13 Aug 04;
--L-Helvenston Oct 05; JW Stephens 10 May 06; AG Withee 24 June 06; L Helvenston reap 16 Oct07
A few years later Co C Ist Fla Inf Regt was organized in Lake City on 17 June 1917, when
S -the -lst-Fla--Inf -Regt -was reformed,-consolidated with the 1st Sep Bn,- and mobilized into ----
active federal service on $ August 1917- sent to Camp jiheeler, Ga., where it was disbanded __
and the members integrated into other fed units for service thruout the first WW.
".. Abner JP Julian served as Capt 16 June 17 to 18 July, when he resigned; and the unit went into
S federal service under lstLt Maurice J Hirsch, aptd 7 June 17 & 2ndLt Edw 0 Little,_ aptd .7.Jun.
In the reorganization of the FNG after WWI, 5th Separate Company of Inf, FNG was -:
S organized in Lake City 17 Feb 1920, under Capt Talmadge G. Young; the unit was redesignated -
S Co G _st Fla Inf. 5_Jan 21; Tho.H._Bates asnd Temp CO 19 Jan 1921; Clinton V McClurg asnd CO
.. L Mar 1921; and on 7 May 1921 the unit was redesignated Co H 1st Fla Inf. On 7 Dec 1921 the
" -unit-was-again redesignated Co-H 154th Inf ; Eaale B Allen aptd CO 27 Apr 23; Thos L Crouch
S aptd CO18 Oct 23; unit .redesig.Co t 12hthI f 28 May 1924; Edmund A. Wright aptd CO 25 Mar .25;
S Unit served on Act State duty in 1929 in connect. with the Mediterreanean Fruit Fly campaign;
"--again-in-1933 -t-the-Raiford Prison-Riot; -n-25 Nov 1940, the -unit as- mobilized-into-active-
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Wilson & Harold F. Milton. During UWII the unit trained intensively with the 12thInf (31Dij
in southern camps, and served on New Guinea, Morotai Island, Luzon & Mala in the Phillippine.l
The 124thInf is entitled to battle credits for participation in the Southern Philippines &
New Guinea Campaigns, and the 2ndBn was cited for outstanding performance of duty in action ,
against the enemy on Mirdanao, PI, and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its
action. /
After WWII, the unit was reorganized in Lake City as Tank Co., 124thInf, FNG on 27 Feb
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1947. See card "Tank Co 124th"for current history of the unit*


II Hq 2ndBn 1st Fla Inf Regt organized in Lake City 28 June 1903, in command of Major AB
Snall, and served continuously until its return to Live Cake in 12 July 1910. The unit
attended Encampment: 1903-Jacksonville; 1904-St.Aug; 1905-Lake City; 1906-Tampa; 1907-Joint
Coast Def Exercises, Pensa; 1908-same; 1909-Jax- and served on active State Duty 10-28 April
S 1908 at Pensacola. Officers during this period: Major: AB Small 28 June 1903-Ret July 1910;
Adj: UL Tedder 1899-1904; GM Whetstone 14 May 04: Lyman Helvenston 2 Oct 06; GT Jarrell
16 March 07; Quartermasters: GT Jarrell 2 Mar 06; Ozzie Fisher 16 Mar 07; Lyman Helvenston
2 Oct 07; AE Leslie 14 Feb 10...
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III 2nd Bn Medical Platoon, Medical Company 124thInf org Lake City 24 March 1949 under
Capt Samuel Aspis, CO; Lt Frank P Bendebaugh asnd CO 13 Oct 1950; unit reorganized 1 Mar 51;
Inactivated and federal recognition w/drawn 1 Nov 51- EM transferred to Tank Co, 1224thInf.
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1920- 4th Sep Co org STARKE 17 Feb 1920 under Capt mIitt C Jones;
: 1921- Redesig Co H 1st Fla Inf 5 Jan; Redesig G 1st Fla Inf 7 May 21...
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1921- Co G at LAKE CITY redesig Co H 7 May 21; Redesig 154th Inf 7 Dec 21
.1924- Redesig 124th Inf. 26 May 2 .
-1929- Act State Serv ACA-Ned Fruit Fly-Canpaign
1933- Act State Serv ACA- Raiford Riot
S19-10- Teasig 2lth InT {ifle )IMay
.- Officers -in co-mand -during this -period-Capt--Glint6n -- MCClurg,-Earle -B, -Allen-27-Apr 23,
Thos L Crouch 18 Oct 23; E&dmund A Wright 2 Mar 25.
".-- r 199Lu- ioblized into active Federal Service 25 Nov 1940 With-Capt rightt
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Lake Cit, Columbia

Co H 1st Inf organized in 1899; Bisbanded 2h April 1909.

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I -.1911-CoM 2ndFlaInfj 1917-WI (Co M 124thInf)/// 1919-2ndSe]Co,InfFNG; 1921-B 1stFlaInf;
B 154Inf; 1921-B 124thInf; 1940- WII/// 1947- B 211thlnf--- (See Card for B, 211th Inf for
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: Co M 2ndFlalnfRegt organized in Coral Gables section.of Miami on.19 July 1911U nde. Capt _
J i F Jaudon. The unit served on active state duty in aid of civil authorities in Miami
--18-Jan-1912; and in Jacksonville 30 Oct-15 Nov 1912; attended encampment at the state camp- .
:-: grounds in Jacksonville 1911-1915. Officers of the unit were: Captains-JF Jaudon 19 Jul 11-
Jul 12; JD Dill 26 June 12; WD Archer 16 April 15. IstLts: JD Dill 5 Aug 11; RH Smith
: --29 Oct-12-27 Mar 13; WR Archer 29 Sep 13; JT Wigginton 2 une 15- 15 Oct 16.
: ; 2ndLts- RW McLendon 16 Aug 11-15 Aug 12; RH Smith 5 Jul 12; WD Archer 29 Oct 12; JB Henry .
5 Oct 13-16 Oct 15; FW King Jr 11 Nov 15-13 June 16; Guilford Greene 28 June 16.
S --The unit was ordered to active federal service 3 July 1916 for Mexican Barder War; JT
SWgginton was aptdCapt 26 Oct 16; the unit returned to state control on 17 March 1917, and
was again ordered to active federal service for WWI on 5 August 1917. The regiment was
--sent to Camp Wheeler, GA, where it was redesignated 121th Inf regt. 31st Inf Div. and was--
sent to France, where it was broken up and its troops used as replacements in the AEF. Its .
members served honorably, and in many cases, heriocally, thruout the war.
After the first world war the unit was reorganized 17 Oct 1919 as the 2ndSepCo of Inf,FNG
-and went -thru a series of redesignations--Co B IstFlaInf 5 Jan 1921; Co B 15hth Inf 7 Dec 21;
Co B 12ithInf 28 May 1924; The unit served on active state duty in aid of civil authorities -
in ly92-Hurricane Relief; 1932-Guarding visiting Cubans; 1935-Guarding Pres.Roosevelt on
'-visit-to Fla.. The officers in command of the unit during this period were Captains Hugh'- -
._Brown, Walter D Payne, Robert N. Ward 30 Jul 1920; & Benjamin B Acree 16 June 1924;
On 25 Nov1l940 the unit was mobilized into active federal service for WII under Capt Acree,
S- -tLt-RSJ Sprague, 2ndLts Robert L Turner & fty W Eddy., -. --
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Co B served with the 2tInf andtrained extensively in southern caps and sered an
caNe uid-nMqrota n ja in the Philippines (For complete WII history see
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-.-_-_Co:B .l2thInf was reorganized after WWI in Coral Gables as Co B 2llthInf,51stInfDiv under-
Captain Aurey L m arsh, on 17 Dec 190.7 Since that time the unit has attended annual field
S-training -encampments -at Ft -Jackson SC 1?8-195o and at FtMcCle oan Alal1-a94it m The
following officers have been in command of the unit: Lt A Clellan Alarh 17 Dec 1 ; .t ir
Sullivan 3 Jan 198; Capt Louis C Del 2 June 8; Lt John Ash 2 Sept 48; Lt John E irkcox
S 24 -Feb50-; Capt Earl D Waldin, Jr 21 May 1953... (see Card B 211th Inf for current History)



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Co M_2nd FlaInJegt. org 19 Jul 1911; entered fed serv for Mex Border 21 June 1916-Mar 1917
Returned to state control; and entered federal service for WI 5 Aug 1917; reorg upon
return from W"I on 17 Oct 1919 as nd Sei; a redesign Co B 1st Fla Inf 5 Jan 1921;
redesign Co B 154th Inf 3 Dec 1921; redesign Co B 12lth In 20 May 192; entered federal
service "or if o 1940; reorganized and redesign Co B 211th Inf 17 Dec 1947 on its
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-Band 2nd Fla Inf Regt org Miami 24 Nov 1908--disbanded there 25 July 1914 attended-
Chicamugua Maneuvers and other, encampments with 2nd Fla Inf; Chief Musician Albert
.---:--- Kaufman; 'Band Section,-Hq Btry 265th CA Regt (HD) -organized w/st at Miami on 25 Feb-"
-.__...._.1930; WO Caesar LaMonaca asnc Band Leader; Lt Thomas J. Kelly-asnd CO of Band on 3..-
Mar; Band Sec redesig Band 265th CA Regt (HD) 1 Mar 1940 (GO 3-40); Inducted into
Active Fed Service for WWII-on 6 Jan 1941 (iGO 1-11) for Current'History see card f or
- .._ 1st Inf Div .and; -

II -. See History Card for Coral Gables;

III Hq Co 1st Bn e 1st Bn 124th Inf org 29 July 1925 at Miami under 1st Lt Nathan S. Nobl
1928 -'ASD ACA Hurricane Relief; -- ..
:- -- 929 ---Converted _to Rifle Company- and Redesig Co -A 12th Inf. 14 May 1929;
1930 ASD ACA Med Fruit Fly Qr.
-,~-: 1932 ASD ACA Et. Lauderdale, exhort and guard tb^cubsiis.- -"
_.---- .1935 -: ASD ACA Tavenier -Hurricand -Relief. .
1936 ASD ACA Ft Lquderdale guarding prisoner
_.__1940 Redesig-124th-Irif (Rifle) 1 May 40; Mobilized for WWII 25 NIov 0 under Capt"
-_-----__ .-/MacFarlan; 1st Lt John J.Klein,-2nd Lts Walter G Smith and Joseph J Spence; -
SCommanding Officers: Alva F Carden WH Peeples, Jr. and John G. MacFarlan;
.197 For Current History see card for Co A, 2iith Ifn;





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SIV The lo6th Med Regt was composed of troops from Florida, Louisiana Mississ.ppi aid
Ala with regimental Headquraters at New Orleans; the Florida allotment consisted of
two regimental officers heading Hq (FP); Hq 2nd.Bn in'Miami Beach; and Company E,
: i stationed first at St. Petersburg and then at Ft. Myers. Company E had an history,
that coulJd be 'traced back maiy years; The headquarters of, the Regiment was-, organized
and :federally recognized 28 July 1936 in New Orleans with Col Anees Mogabgab in
command. Col Corren P. Youmans headed the Hq (FP) in MIAMI, the same date, and re-
S. minded in command when the unit entered federal service for .WWII 25 Nov 40. Lt Col
Ralph E Stevehs served as executive officer until his retirement in October 1938, when
he was succeeded by MajorShuler H. Etheridge, who resigned 1 October 1940. The 106th
SMed Regt was inducted into active federal service for WWII on 25 Nov 1940 with other
elements of the 31st Inf Div and trained intensively in the southern states. On 10 "-
SFeb 1942, the Regt was redesignated the 106th Med Battalion and Company E redesignate
"Clearing Co 106th Med Bn and as such served thruout the war with the 31st Inf Div.
,. (See card Company E 106th Med Regt for WWII History).

V; ,- .Hq 2nd Bn 106th Med Regt was organized but not federally recognized on 15 June 1940 a
Ft Myers under Major Baker Whisnant, former commanding officer of Co E 106th Med Regt
at Ft. Myers. .Upon Major Whisnant's retirement Hq 2nd Bn 106th Med Regt was. organized
S: and federally recognized at MIAMI BEACH under Major Bruce H. Sisler on 23 Oct 1940 anc
was mobilized into active service 25 Nov 1940 with other elements of the 31st Div
(For WII history see card Hq 106th Med Regt.).'

"-VI 1927 Btry C 265th CA Bn (HD) org 11 August 1927 in MIAMI with Capt Gail Mansfield.
1928 ASD ACA Hurricane Relief WPBeach 16 Sept 1928.
1929 Redesig 265th CA Regt (HD) 20 Nov 1929; Capt Roger Carter ansd CO 16 Dec 29;
:1930 Redesig Btry D and aand to 2nd Bn 1 Jan 1930. under Capt Roger Carter.
1935 ASD ACA Islamorada 28 Feb -llMay 35 also 5-1lSept. Unit disbanded 15Nov 1935;



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VII Hq 2nd Ba 265th CA ssnd at MIAMI on 1 Jan 1930; With Battery D at Miami and Btry E at
Key West composing the battalion. Major Gail B. Mansfield CO.
S- 1932 Major W. V. Albury asnd Bn CO on-2 Nov -32,--and Bn Hq moved to Key West -on-1I- -
Nov;
":--VIII- -Btry F 265th CA (HD) FNG organized Miami 2 Oct-1939; Capt-Thomas J. Kelly CO ; --- 0
1940 Btry F, asnd_ to_2ndBn w/hq in Key West_22 Jan_4Q_- _w/hq in _Jacksonville 26_Ma
40;
-- 1941-- Inducted into Fed Serv for WWII-6 Jan 1941; --
.(For current History see card for .Hq &.Hq Btry 712th AAA Bn _(Gun 90mm)

SIX For current history of-Hq-Hq Co 202nd Med Bn see card for Hq-& Hq Co 202nd Med Bn; --
[ See Card for Clearing Co 202nd for current history;

,.XI _-.. See__Card forHq Hq Co..211th Inf._ forcurrent history; _._ .. ... __.._- '

XII See Card for Service Co 211thInf for current-history;-

XIII- See card for Hq Hq Co 1st Bn 211th Ifn for current history;

XV: ;_ -.-- See card for lst Bn Med Plat Med _Co 211th Inf for current history;
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Pre World War tI Units

.Infantry Co., A G Report 191 Federal Inspec. 17 Oct 1919
"Infantry Co-.- changed to
.- .2nd Separate Co. 1st Fla Inf. -(GO 17 -- 10 Apr 20). -- ---- --- -- -
2nd Separate Co.'lst Fla Inf changed to. .
Co- B;, IsfInf (GO 2 5 Jan 21)
SCo. B, lst Bn., st Inf (GO -9- 7 May 21)- -- -
co. B, 154th Inf. "a Bee1 /P A/eO/
Comanding Officersi Capt Wal1ter D. Iayne-1919(statted the units)- -- L
Capt. R6bert N.. Ward-1919 (Jul)- -
GRCapt. Benjamin B. Acree .


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Btry C, 265th CA Bn. (HD) changed to
Btry D, 265th CA -Bn.-(HD) (GO 37- 16 Dec 29) -effective 1 Jan'30 :
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Miani, Dade County


HqCo 1st Bnl rthn4 organized 29 July 1925; redesig Co A 12hthinf in 1929;
entered federal service for W7II 25 Nov 1940; upon its return to state control
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BAND265th CAe organized 25 Feb 1930; entered federal. service 6 Jan 19l1 for WTII;
reorg upon its return to state control as BAND 1st ne on 15 April 19h7. '




























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BtrXC _26th CA B organized 11 August 1927; redesig 1 Jan 1930 as tr 26th CA Regt
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Battery F 265th CA Rest organized 29 Oct 1939; entered federal service for ThII on .....
6 Jan 19h1; on release from federal service reorganized at Miami as Ha-aRattery
-712th AAA Gun.n -on 17 Dec 1946; mobilized & ordered into federal service for the -
SKorean emergency 1 May 1951; released from active service 30 April 1953 and returned
to state control at home station 1 May 53; Unit disbanded and federal recognition
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OPA LOCKA

S I flth A/C&' squadron Type F organized at .pa Locka NAS, On 21 Sept 50 (GO.31-50);'_
.: Capt James McKie assnd CO; Field Training-Orlando AFB 19Aukg 2 Se'p'(CO26--51);
Alerted and ordered into -Active Service; -assigned to -1th -AF effective -l-Nov -1 dur-
S' ing Korean Emergency (GO 30-51); Allotment of Squadron withdrawn from the State of
Florida on 1 April 1952; 19AU personal ordered into active military service will
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WII// 1947-D 712th (for Current Histury see Card D-712th); _

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"In 1893 the militia in Florida a'z. organized into 5-Sep 3ns and the DESOTO GUADS, 4iich had '
teben-formed-at-an -urmorn earlier date-vrerer-derf-ria te'i -Co-D $th-Sep in n-ARCADIA. -etLt ates
*'Wc s L ne.:br ,f the unit_i r. ar' _y 193;_=andCo.D .Latcr.ded. eic a-pn;r.t in 1893 at Camp. Dun, .
Ccala, and at Tnr pa in 1e89. Charlc; W'. rcrreztcr .was-aptd Capt; JH F.ichard 1stLt I FL raddc:.
:"-2ndl,t cn 1Y Dec le ? -. he uit a-ttenir-.cdcshanpitlntat CGu H;r- re ,cn Till.hi szee in 1l9
nd.a di :ir.del in Arcadia c ? .:.rch 2 --. .
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"-II- Lth C C.C c.rni --in-A-cai en ?0 1.Vv 1927 ; -er:2d in Arcadia until ctan.ed 23
----S-pt, -191C0.- Capt in O-Jones-,-stLt-Thomas -Alderman- 2ndlt f!-ishcng er,'t

IVi- Hq'ndEnii 6thFA uwass in Arcdia 21.Nov 939ti 21Nov 19190 under Mtjor Stanhope C.


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Co T-ndFlrgInfaFnegt oi iAed Arc dia 25j'eb Y91j under Capt'D iht-N Earco io served
Lfro. 25.Feb .1915-unti-.-7 .ril-16-.. -lstLt-Frank-C- Ralls-Jr 2 -Feb 15; and i2L-t-JH -Whliddend -
5 h gust 1915. Encar.inn.ant at state Camp Grounds 1915; the unit was disbanded lh June 1916;
.. :reorganiz'cd again on 21 Juhn2 1l underr -'Cpt Rupert i S.iith, Lt John '.hidden anld 2ndLt Patrick
iHouston-2-uas ordered --to -active --federal -service- on -6 -July -1916 --or -tli h Ieican-Border-War-. '--
retznmcd to State Control cn 17 Varch 1917; 2nJLt EWSttrnIc;- was aptd 17_July 1917j and
the unit was again m6bili ediht active eder l service Ir ; n Wigust 1917. '
S -Co K2ndFlaInfRcgtw.as re3esibnatd -Co-I;K-1,24th --In-- Rgt --during -federal- service for-I-atnd --
af .- ter the war was reorganized aain in Arcadia' on 19 Sept 19213 as Eattery F 2ndBn --eth.FA. .
: : was. converted fro orse t ro truck-drain i July 1933; attended sumrTer Encampnmnts at Fts.3ragg
S .: &.Jackson -served on -ective--state -duty -1926- -ACA -Riot LaBelle; -1926-Flood-Relief- at -Moorehaven; '
1928-Flood Relief at Okeechobee City;
'Bittei'F in n the IThordGray Tropvy in 1935 for highest arorJ drill attendance. Rupert Snith
-was -in-command-of--the- unit.--On-I--April- 1937- Blattery- -was -redesignated-Service-Battery-116FA.; ":
S .(:ess B Ead Section). ThM Band Sccticn was disbanded in Winter Haven on 15 April 1937-and -
S. : Eiryredesig SvBtry 2l6th-A on 1 July 190. The unit attended encampment at Ft.Jackson in
.. 1937-and-Participated-in-Tlird Army -,i.aneruvers-at-DeSoto-lNational Forest,- NIss. in -1938-waw- .
cbilized into active federal service with otherunitc of th: --31st Div on 25 .iov..990.
S.Captain Stanhope Snmith transferred 19 lov 1939; Tho as R Ero'n aptd Capt 22 Dec 39; TR Brown
: :. served-as-2ndLt (in-li-u -of -1st)-fron 19 Sbpt -23-to-l Apr 0i-;wh hn stLt Ma'tinaCarrabello'
:as : -.ptd.. ....... .. .. .. .. .. .
T-he unit trained at Cam 51am-ding, Fla-Luuisiana-Carolin-c-FtSill Okla-when the 116th F.A Regt
Ls aisbandEd- and- the -ItStn rcdezig-116th- FA En;. ervicee Dtr- vas- redesig-Serv:-LEtii'-ll6FA-n.- '











T he b-ttalionc trainced.in Texas .- ssissi.ppi & ouisian.a- s.aied ifr.c, I[ t on, o-a- r ,
12larchUb and fought thru lew Guinea, Dutch East Indies & th'c Philippines.. It.was inctivpta.d
20 Dic 19h5, anid reorganized after I'dII.as Battery D. 712th AA. Giun E' on 15 1a, 1947
'apt Alfred V Clark was asnd comn:d; unit redesign Etry D 712th AAA Gun Bn(M) 1 Dc L7.-s ,
Lt ichail Pocser CO 27 M ay 19h9; leorg again as Etr,- D 712th AA Gun Bn (9Cim) 1 iOc .% ,
'R.crg 1 April 1951; and rbbilised and ordered into.Active Federal .Serice 1 irla-1921, for
the Korehn Eme-gency. (IUo official record of-that sei' as 3ct).
In 30 April .193, th x En'= released from active federal service, retuTr-eJ to Es.te ccntrl.
1 I- E 5 at Arcadlia with '.:OJ IG ALlbtrittcn "'Acting CO". Lt I'chael Fooser asnd tr-; CO
S 1 July; lunit r-o.rg Z redesig '71th .' E En (Gun;?3--) on 1 Oct 53; ini on 1 Iov 53 a'.tached
to t he 227th AAA Grcup for supFrvisicn of ai-dr..ltr-l tr- inin, -=-1 loi.tics. It se-rvCl
at Camp CStewart C-A. fr field training -19l48-l9-50; 1953-5. .(for history of this unit see Card
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1893 Records show' that unit was in existence at this time in
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SOficers: _Capt.:Charles W. Forrester aptd. 1 Dec 189I-Resigned -30 Mar 1896;;
1.stLt:R.H. Richard aptd 15 Dec 1894-Resigned 30 Mar 1896;;
-- --2nd R.L addx aptd Dec 1893-Resigned 30 Mar -1896 ;
S(Nrecordf officers f unit _prior to thoseshown above). .

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S Battle/ F, 116th FA organized Sep 1923; redesigng 1 Aril 1937-as Service Btry-116th-FA: ---- :
entered fed serve or WWII 25 Nov 1940; reorganized on its return from federal service as
--Btr- 7TD12TGh nA nm.n 15 Mar 1947; Mobilized and ordered int6 federal service 1 May :
_1.1951_for the Korean rergency; returned to state control 1 May 1953.





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S1923-_Btry F ll6th FA (7m Horse-dra n) organized jinrcad.ia l2Sept 1923 (SO 151-1923)
.Tg.:Federal recog granted 19 -Spt 1923 .(Go 1123;l2'8 .
.. 1928 -.Orderedto -active-state duty for hurricane at Okeechobee 17 Sept1928-No-recor -
1933 RedesignatedBtry F mmthd
-- 193 --Winner ofI. ThordGray-I ard for armory dril attendance oryear-1934(20 Jul 35)

S- -6-1937) 1 April '1937 r.-


Camp Blanding and was--disbanded bn-10 Febryl9 .......
embers of unit ere used to help form Serv Btry st Bn Ser B 2nd B
--- -116th FA -whichwere inactivated at clese of swWII Uin9
197- Serv Btry ll6th FA Regt reactivated & redesignated as ry D, 712h Gn












Capt Rupert Smith aptd 12 Sept 1923;Trans 28 Oct 1924; Stanhope C. Smith aptd 23 Oct 26
trnfl 19 Nov 39; Thomas R. Brown aptd 22 Dec 1939 EAD;
IztLt- Stanhope C. Smith aptd 12 Sept 1923-promoted 23 Oct 1924; Cyril S. Lloyd;aptd
12 Sept 1923 -transfd 2 Apr 1928; George T. Stonebreaker;aptd 23 Oct 1924 resnd
.,, 6 Feb 1923; ,Thomas R. Brown aptd ? --transfd 19 Mar 1936t-reasnd 29 Aug 1936;
Martin Carraballo aptd 23 Apr 1940 EAD; ..
2ndLt- Geo T. Stonebreaker aptd 12 Sep 1923-promoted 23 Oct 1924; Bruce L. Davis aptd
23 Oct 1924 resigned 17 Feb 1927; Thomas R. Brown aptd 9 May 1928 trans 3 Jul
1929; Marion Parker aptd 11'Aug.1928 trans OJMarl930; Maurice B. Carlton apt
1 Aug 1929- trans 19 [an 194; George V. Vernier aptd 2 June 1930-. trans 17 Sept
1930; Leon C. Steele aptd 21 Feb 1931 trans 3( June 1933; James A. Scott aptd -:.
27 Jan 1924 EAD 25 Nov.1940; Martin Carraballo Jr trans 1 Apr 1940 promoted
23 Apr 1940; Benjamin F. Wells, Jr aptd 3 May 190 EAD 25 Nov 1940; James A.
"Brown aptd 22 July 1940 resigned 5 Sept 1940.

















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: Co K 2nd'Fla Inf organized February 25 1915; Disbanded 14 June 1916; Reorganized
S"21 June io; entered federal service 21 June 191i6 bo ar 1917; returned to--sat ... --t
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-.- -------------------------etSnt p-2'~ue '96 ---EL Kt-u ---- ---- -
1915 Co K 2nd Fla Inf org at Arcadia 25 Teb 1915 .
S- 1916 Disbanded 1 June 1916; Reorganized 21 June and entered active federal service
7- -- -for Mexican Border War(21 June) -- :- - ---
,1917. Relieved from active federal service in March 1917; Reentered federal active
S service for MI 5 August 1917; Redesignated while in federal service for WWI
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-.,-1 Officers: Capt. Dwight N. Barco aptd 25 Feb 1915,-Rsdn 14 June 1916.
....-- -- -- RupertSmith ptd -21 -June 1916,-EAD with-unit.
l IstLt Frank C. Rails, Jr aptd 25 Feb 1915, :rsd 7Apr 1916..... .
i: .... .. John H. -Whidden aptd 16 Mar 1916, rsnd 14 June 1916; Restored to
-- -- ----........ .. duty- 21-June -191;--EAD -with unit.-- -- .
2ndLt-_John H. _Whidden_aptd Aug 1915, Promoted 16 Mar 1916...
Patrick Houston aptd 16 Apr 1916, rsnd l June 1916; Restored
.- ------ --..t- duty-21-June--1916, entered EAD."Resigned after relief from
E. ..----. -- .D at-Mexican Border.-
:* Edwin S. Stanley pptd 17 July 1917, EAD 5 Aug 1917. '
: -__.--._ _.. (This unit is.the parent unit of .Btry.F-ll6th FA.(75 mm Horse drawn)which ...... ..
was organized in Arcadia on 12 Sept 1923)


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Pre World War 1 Units IRCAI

Btry F, 2nd Bn, 116th FA (GO 15- 13 Nov 23) Fed. Rec. 19 Sep 23 redesignated'
S :- service Battery, -ll6th- FA (Less Band Section) -(GO 6 --23 Mar -37) -effective 31Mar37 -
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SService Btry, 116th FA (75-an Trk-dramw) (GO 8 25 Jun 40) effective 1 Jul 40

CommanAing Officers: Capt. Rupert Smithl1923,
SCapt. Stanhope C. Snmith-1924 .


.- ._Active State Duty: Riot Duty At LaBelle, Fla. Mayl3th to 18th-1926 .........--
Flood Relief at Moore Haven, Fla. Septl9th to 28th-1926
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"Co F org WAUCRAULA 6 Jul 14; Encampment 191h-S5-StateCampGro6nds.
Captain: JF Stewart 22 June 14; CS Dishong 30 Apr 15; 1st Lt: MB Deeson
"-. ... ---29--Jul 1-1 -May 15; SH Geisy 25 May 15; 2nd Lt:' CS-Dishong 18 Aug 114; WM- .
"Altman 12 Jul 15, Entered fed service for Mexican Border War 2 Jul 196; .....
"returned to state control 17 Mar 17; FH Simmons aptd Captain 6 June 17; entered -
fed-serv for WWI 5 Aug 1917.--- --. ....:

1920 8th Sep Co Inf Fng org WAUCHULA 11 Oct 1920 with Capt Chs A Barker
---- 1921 Redesig Co D 1st Fla-Inf-5 Jan-1921 ---------
redesign Co L 1st Fla Inf 7May 1921 -

------ 1921 8th Sep Co at WAUCHULA,-which was redesig Co D 1st Fla Inf 5 Jan 21 ----- --
redesig CoL 1st Inf 7 May 1921. ..Redesig CoL 154th Inf .7 Dec 1921.
1922 Unit disbanded in Wauchaula 30 May 1922.
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Chronological History
Arcadia National Guard Units


1893- 1896
In 1893 the militia in Florida was organized into 5 separate
battalions and the "Desoto Guards", which had been formed at an un-
known earlier date were designated Co D, 5th Sep Bn in Arcadia.
1st Lt. Gates was a member of the unit in early 1893; and Co D
attended encampment in 1893 at Camp Dunn, Ocala, and at Tampa in
1894. Charles W. Forrester was appointed Capt; RH Richard 1st Lt
& RL Maddox 2nd LT on 14 Dec 1894. The unit attended encampment
at Camp Henderson, Tallahassee, in 1895, and was disbanded in
Arcadia on 30 March 1896.

1915
Co K, 2nd Fla Inf organized at Arcadia, 25 Feb 1915.

1916
Disbanded 14 Jun 1916; reorganized 21. June and entered active
federal service for Mexican Border War (21 June).

1917,
Relieved from active federal service in March 1917; reentered
federal active service for WWI 5 August 1917; redesignated while in
federal service for WWI as Company K, 124th Inf.
Officers: Capt. Dwight N. Barco appointed 25 Feb 1915; redesig-
nated 14 June 1916. Rupert Smith appointed 21 June 1916, EAD with
unit.
1st Lt Frank C. Rails, Jr., appointed 25 Feb 1915, rsd'7 Apr'
1916. John H. Whidden appointed 16 Mar 1916, rsnd-14 Jdne.'1916;006-
restored to duty 21 June 1916; EAD with unit.
2nd Lt John H. Whidden appointed 5 Aug 1915, promoted 16 Mar 1916.
Patrick Houston appointed 16 Apr 1916, rand 14 June 1916; restored
to duty 21 June 1916, entered EAD. Resigned after relief from EAD
at Mexican Border. Edwin S. Stanley appointed 17 July 1917, EAD
5 Aug 1917.

1923
Btry F, 116th FA (75 mm Horse-drawn) organized in Arcadia 12
Sept 1923 (SO 151-1923); Federal recog granted 19 Sept 1923 (GO 15-
1923).

1928
Ordered to active state duty for hurricane at Okeechobee 17 Sept
1928 (No record when relieved).

"1933
Redesignated Btry F, 116th FA (75 mm Truck-drawn) 16 July 1933.

1934
Winner of I. Thord-Gray Award for armory drill attendance for
one year 1934 (20 Jul 35).









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1937
Redesignated as Service Battery (less Band Section) 116th FA
(75 mm truck-drawn) (GO 6-1937) 1 April 1937.

1940
Redesignated 24 June 1940 as Service Btry, 116th FA (75 mm
Truck-drawn); entered fed serv for WWII 25 Nov 1940 & assigned as
part of 116th FA Regt, 56th FA Brigade, 31st Inf Div. Unit remained
at Arcadia until 17 Dec 40 when it rptd to Camp Blanding and was
disbanded on 10 February 1941.

1941
Disbanded 10 Feb 1941.

Members of unit were used to help form Serv Btry, 1st Bn & Serv
Btry, 2nd Bn, 116th FA which were inactivated at close of WWII in
1945.

1947
Serv Btry, 116th FA Regt reactivated & redesignated as Btry D,
/ 712th Gun Bn, 15 May.


Lt Michael Pooser CO 27 May 1949; reorg again as Btry D, 712th
AAA Gun Bn (90mm) 1 Oct 49; reorg 1 April 1951; and mobilized and
ordered into Active Federal Service 1 May 1951, for the Korean
Emergency. (No official record of that serv as yet).
In 30 April 1953, the Bn was released from active federal service,
returned to state control 1 May 53 at Arcadia with WOJG MG Albritton
"Acting CO". Lt Michael Pooser asng Btry CO 14 July; unit reorg &
redesig 712th AAA Bn (Gun90mm) on 1 Oct 53; and on 1 Nov 53 attached
to the 227th AAA Group for supervision of administration, training,
and logistics. It served at Camp Stewart, Ga. for field training
1948-49-50; 1953-54.

1954
Reorg 1 May (GO 18-54);:F/TCpStew 13-27 June; 2nd Lt John C.
Woodley, Jr., CO 16 Jul 54; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 32-54).

1955
F/T at Camp Stewart, Ga. 24 Jul 7 Aug 1955. 2nd Lt John C.
Woodley, Jr., CO.

1956
Reorganized 1 January 1956 GO 37-55. F/T Fort Stewart, Georgia
12-26 August 1956. Awarded NG Award for Efficiency in Training.
1st Lt Wm L. Browning, CO.

1957
Field Training Fort Stewart, Georgia 11 Aug to 25 Aug 1957.
Awarded the National Guard Award of Efficiency in Training. 1st
Lt William L. Browning and 1st Lt John C. Woodley, Jr. CO.



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1959
Unit reorganized as Battery A, 2nd How Bn, 265th Artillery
from Btry D, 712th AAA Bn, effective 15 Apr to. Unit attended
Summer Field Training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, from 5 June to
21 June 1959. John C. Woodley, Jr., Ist Lt., CO.

1960
Unit reorganized under TOE 6-317D, GO Nr. 79. Unit attended
Summer Field Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama 15-31 July 1960.
Unit Commander: 1st Lt John C. Woodley, Jr.

1961
Unit is organized under TOE 6-317D, dated 1 May 1960. Re-
organized under TOE 6-317D dated 1 May 1960 with OEG Number 6-317
dated 29 June 1961. The reorganization was effective 1 Nov 1961
by authority of paragraph 1 GO No. 73 AG-Florida dated 18 October
1961. Unit attended Summer Field Training at Fort Stewart, Georgia
from 3 June to 18 June 1961. Unit Commander: Capt. John C.
Woodley, Jr.

1962
S Designation: No change. ANACDUTRA at Fort Stewart, Ga from
11 26 Aug 62. Unit Commander: Capt. John C. Woodley, Jr.

1963
Reorganized Btry A, 3rd How Bn (105mm)(Sp), 116th Arty,
GO 2, 1 Feb 63.- This unit redesignated by GO Nr. 2, AGO-Fla eff
15 Feb 63. The unit is organized under TOE 6-317D, dtd I May 60.
The unit is also organized under OEG Nr. 6-317 dtd 29 Jul 61.
Unit attended Summer Fld Tng at Ft. Stewart, Ga. during 27 Jul -
11 Aug 63. Unit Commanders: Capt. John C. Woodley, Jr. from
1 Jan to 14 May inclusive. Capt Charles W. Harrison commanded
from 15 May to 31 Dec 63.

1964
Unit designation: No change. AFT at Ft. Stewart, Ga from
8-23 Aug 64, Unit Comdr: Capt Charles W. Harrison all year,

1965
Unit designation: No change. AFT Ft. Stewart, Ga 26 Jun
to II Jul 65, SAD: None. Unit Comdr: Capt Chas W Harrison all year.

1966
Unit designation: No change. SAD: None Awards: AG Trophy.
Unit Comdr: Capt Charles W Harrison cmdr during all of 66. AFT at
"Ft. Stewart 4 Jun 19 Jun.






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Early unnits in Jacksonville

Prior to 1884 the military organizations of the State were-detached, but in Feb
of that year they were brought together in a battalion formation under the name 1st -
Fla Battalion....
June 8 1887 --the Legislature passed a law creating the Fla State Troops,' dividing
them into three battalions. The Jacksonville cos were assigned to the lstBn: Co "A"
Jacksonville Light Infantry; Co "B" Metropolitan light Inf; Co "F" Wilsons Battery. -
The term of enlistment was three years. The first encampment of FST was at Camp Pablo'
SPablo.Beach, 23-30 Aug 1887....... .. .
In 1891 another military law was passed increasing the military companies of the
State to twenty, divided into'five battalions. Under this law all-other military
organizations of the State were required to disband. The First Bn as thus created,
comprised Co "A" Jacksonville Light Infantry; Co C Met Lt Inf; Co F WBons Btry &
S two cos of St. Aug troops.
SIn August 1899, soon after-the Spanish-Am War the FST were reorganized with two
regiments of Inf and a battalion of Artillery. The Jacksonville Inf cos were assigned
: to the Fimt Battalion, First-Regt, as Co A, Jax Lt Inf & Co~C Jax'Rifles; two St. Aug
...... ...cos completed the Bn.. Wilsons Btry became Co A, Ban of Arty, Co "B" being at Pensacola
The desig of Jax Rifles was soon afterward changed to Co F, that being its official
desig in the S-A war, and'it wished to retain it.........
...... The desig of Fla State Troops was changed to NG of Fla 7 June 1909..
The national Defense Act of 3 June 1916 required military cos to recruit to a strength
----- of 65 men. An earnest effort was-made'by the five-local cos to-tmmeet these requirements
.but without success, and in order to save some of .them, it was decided to merge the ..
over -












persornel'of the Dixie Guards (Co B) and the Jax Blues (Co E) with older companies.
By this method the Jax Lt Inf (CO a), the Jax Rifles '(Eo F) &-i platoon of the
Grays (Co D) were preserved. The other platoon of Co "D" was formed from Co "G" of
St. Aug. These with Co H were retained as the lstSepBn. All other cos of the old-!
1st Regt were disbanded as of 29 Nov 1916.
Ten days after war was declared with Germany the lstSepBn was mobilized at State
Camp at Black Point, where it became the nucleus for the formation of the Fla Regt
that.went to Camp Wheeler, & was there broken up and its men assigned to other commands
.of the World War......
After the W= the NG of Fla was reformed, but more on the order of a Federal NG,
supported largely by the Fed Govt. Several local companies have grown out of this
reorganization.


















S JACKSONVILLE
.1920-_ 7th Sep Co Inf FNG org JACKSONVILLE 22 Sept 1920 under Capt George J.
Garcia.
-----1921---Redesig Co F lIstFla Inf 5 Jan 21; Redesig Co F 154th Inf 7 Dec 21;
S 1922 Capt Charles W. Bunker CO 5 June 22; ....----.. _
.192L Capt lbert E. Barrs 18 March 24; Redesignated Co F 124th 28 May 1924;
1929-30- -Mediteranean Fruit -Fly Quarantine Duty ACK Act State Service
1937 Capt Frank M. Whidden-CO 5 .ct 1937. :
19tO Redesig 124th (Rifle) 1 May o0.
--- This -unit-won the Taliferro-Trophy-1926,1927,-1930-1935 1938,190; .
-Won the Cngb Trophy for Indoor.Rifle -Matches (P) -1931-1935,--1937..
25 Nov 1940 Mobilized into active federal service for WWII under Cappt
.- -Whidden,-1st -It George -Sears-& 2nd Lt-Jdes-H. Jakso -.. ..


1- 1924- Redesignated.Hq 124th.Inf 28 May-1924. .-. ....-....... .. .
1925 Change of Station to Plant City under Col. Vivian Collins 7_Oct 1925, O -t _-
"'1929 Change f Stati tJACKSONVIIIE un r Col ster Wilson 26 Jan 1929.
-,193- Col._Preston _yres -aptd CO of-Ragt-14 July-193. --- ---- ..
S 1940 Redesignated Hq 124th Inf Regt (Rifle) 23 March 1940.
-- Col Joseph C. Hutchisn-apd CO 27 .August9o--. -
S.._---Col Fred.A Safay aptd CO 19 Nov 190--:-- -.-- -... -
Gel-Fred-A Mobilized into federal service 25 "ov 1940 with Col S-fav,
..-...- Lt.Col-CaiusTA;.Rowlett;-Major -Albert E.--Batrs, Capt-Robert N.--Cill, Maj r--
S.John T. Jenner, & st Lt-John N. Hudson.











1921 Howitzer Co 1st Inf organized JACKSONVILIE 27 April 1921.
Redesignated Howitzer Co 154th Inf 7 Dec 1921.
.:1922 Act State Duty-ACA Jacksonville
"1924 Redesig Howitzer Co 124th Inf 28 May 1924. .-.
S. 1929 Active State Duty ACA- Mediterranean Fruit Fly Campaign
1938 Third Army Maneuvers DeSoto National Forest
S1939 Consolidatea with Hq Co 124th & original design dropped 1 Sept 1939
S1940 Unit separated from Hq Co & redesig Anti-Tank, Hq Co 124th 11 Nov 1940.
Redesig Anti-Tank Co. 124th Inf 12 Nov 1940.
This organization long was the outstanding unit in the regiment, winning
the Athletic Cup for 3 successive years, the Best-Dressed Unit Cup for
two years, and the Military Efficiency Trophy for a total of nine years .
of the twelve and it had been competed for. The organization was also the
Regimental pistol championship team, and the Brigade 37 mm Champions.
Officers in command during this time: Capt. Alvin Register 1921-22;
Robert A. Towers 1922-24; Levin H. Arnett 1924-27; Frederick A. Carlson 1927-29;
Frank Peek 1929-31; Harry J. Lewis, Jr. 1931-38; Earle M. Shine 1938--;
25 Nov 1940- Moblized into Federal Service for WWII under Capt Shine,
Istht Sheldon C. Parker & 2ndLt Richard G. Kidd, Jr.









-*Jacksonville Cont.

__1922 Pq Co 154th Inf org.
1922 q Co 15th nf org JACKSVILE 7 June 1922; Active State Service ACA-1922
--1924 -Redesig-Hq-Co-124th-Inf 28 May;1924- ---- ---
--- 1929--Act State Duty-ACA Mediterranean Fruit Fly;. ___ _
11938 -3rd Army Maneuvers, DeSoto National For res
". .. .. ..- .na..l orres. -
--l939 116we-rC a*ji 7c-nso- d iithiHq7C& o6n 1opt 1.939.:----L.
_---1940:--Redesignated H_-o -124-Rifle1.-May 401 .on p.- --T ------ .._ .
_1940 Redesignated E

---- Baesgnd I ad -s.-Cfg-.-o h --1-N-O- .6th IHt nit)1 '. .
S.- oblert i.e Fov-l4r t und erC S.apt eis -&-lst -Lt. Richa rd -Sutton.
S- fieFred saay 7June 22; Roy a. Whittaker



.. ...1. ... . ..- p -- -- -t *3
1924 Band Section, erv Co 154th Inf org JACKSO IVIL 19 Mac 19249.
R de" i24th- In! 28 May -.192h -r 1 2.
:- 925---Attached-to Hq Co 124th-for-administration 1an 1925-
1938 Attended Third Anny Maneuvers in DeSoto National Forest
1940 Detached Sirvice-Co and re design Band 124th In!(Rinf1)1 aIajQ
-----Band -Leaders -during-this period:l'FJts-Joseph-Ferry, --rville -Snyder,
Fowler & Dan Egan (16 ryov ho)
25N oi0--- m6ilizia -I ife-deEW Es6-d------.-a- -- -i
i e_-WWII -.---j--
192 Hq 2ndBn 1st Fla Inforg Liveoa9My 1921 with Capt M ell 0. Brown
Redesig 4shth'Irif 7 Dfec2j _2f_










- '
1923 Capt Brown promoted to -Major and station changed to JACKSaOVILLE
1 ; ,1924 Redesig Hq 2ndBn 124th Inf 28 May 1924 -
-. ;.. 1926 Major J. Alvin Register CO at Jax 20 Oct 26
-1927 Sta changed to Starke upon apt of Major Juliam L. Peck 23 June 27 -,:: .
1930 Sta changed to JACKSONVILLE under Majo* Fred A. Safay 1 Oct 30
1934 Sta changed to Live Oak under Major'Robert G. White 25 May 34
1937 -'Sta changed to St. Augustine 19 June 37 when Major White was aptd Asst Adj
General FNG and again to JACKSONVILLE 11 Aug 37 upon aptd of Major Albert
E. Barrs (Official change of station given as 23 Sept 37)
S938 Major Fred Safay aptd CO
1940 Redesig Hq 2nd Bn 124th (Rifle) 1 May 40; Major Maxwell C. Snyder aptd
CO 20 Nov 40; Mobilized into active federal service for WWII 25 fov 40.


1924 Hq Co 2nd Bn 154th Inf org JACKSONVILLE 2 Jan 1924 under 2nd Lt Albert
E. Barrs.
Redesig Hq Co 2nd Bn 124th Inf 28 May 24
1927 Converted to Co G 124th Inf 24 Aug 1927.
-: 1927 Hq Co 2nd Bn JACKSONVILIE redesign Co G.
S Capt Clifford D. Pke apt CO 22 Sep 1927
"-193 4- Capt Maxwell C. Snyder aptd CO 15 June 34;
1940- Redesig 124th Inf (Rifle) 1 May
-Capt Robert B. Harkness aptd CO 23 Nov 40;
S Mobilized 25 Nov 4Q under. Capt darkness, 1st Lt. Alphonse Fritot, 2 dLts WE Ball,
SFrancis A. Sope, helton H. Pierce (att)&Sandford C. Tolbert(att





Jacksonville Cont.
12 tMotor Transport Co organized iJASVILLEon April 1 edeslgnte 220th
S Motor Transport Co 4 March 1922;--redesignated 224thMotor Transport Co 1 Jan 1928;
and redesignated Co C-2nd Bn 106th QM Regt-on-19 May 1936. -1-- ----- -

the entire regiment served together for the lst time at the Third Arm, Paneuvers
--atDeSoto Natinal-f tPark _
Officers in command of_ the unit during- thisperiod were: -_R._Frazi e r__27. Apr21; 2 -
John H.iaucette, 6 May 1922; John C. Byrne 18 Sept 22; Robt. M. Holder 12 June 24;
W do Wllis29 Dec -2;- Maxwell-C.-Snyder-23 -June 27;--ulian-F -Pfaff 26 June-1934;-&- -
..-John _W. .Snyder._ 12 June 36. .
The Unit was mobilized on 25 Nov 1940 under Lt. John W. Syder, and 2nd Lt Joseph
"" ngramn, Adj.-for : WII .
(For WdII historysee c-ard: Hq 106thtQMRegt.) .

JACKS. VILLE 28ti 2 25 19 ).. .. .--- ........ .. .
: The 5thFA Brigade was estab as a unit lnSept 1917 when the 116th, ll7th& ll8th
FA Regts were moblilized as part of the 31st Division. The Brigade began intensive




SThe S6th Brigade was reorganized as a unit during 192 4-925 with the 116th (Fla)& -
S-ll7thFA-Regts -runder A the- conmaed-of Bri3g en-All-ison .wen.-.Brigader-en retired -& .
.- duLrng: 193 .on_ ct 13 the _adquarters was allotted to Florida; Colonel umter L.
Lowry, Jr. Col of the 116th FA Regt was promoted to the grad of BrigGenidd ssip ed











Command of the Brigade. Stations of the regiments compsoing the Brigade were as follow:
114, Msisissippi; ll6th Florida, & 117, Alabama. -

O n 25 Nov 1940 the Brigade was mobilized into Federal Service for WWII with .other.
: elements of the 31st Division.
(See HqBtry 56thFA Brig for WWII History)

Command of Brigade in another State 1924.
Upon reorg of Brigade in 1924, Capt Rupert Smith was aptd Adj., a position he held
from 28 Oct 24 to 8 July 27; 2ndLt Calvin G. Moore was Munitions Officer from 20
Jul 25-26 Jul 26 and was succeeded by 2nd Lt Alger A Smart 26 Nov 26- 1 Jan 35.
S Communications Officer was 2nd Lt. Roy B. Bachman 14 Sept- 1 Nov 25; & lstLt Hood
C. Hampton served as Intell Offr 26 June 33 -1 Jan 35.
"Eq 56th FA Brigade was extended Fed Recognition in Jacksonville on 4 Oct 1934, when
Brig Gen Sumter L. Lowry, Jr. was appointed Commanding General of the Brigade.
Brigade converted from 75mmGun (harseDrawn) to 75mmGun(TruckDrawn) on 1 Jan 1935.
istLt Perry M. Teeple was appointed Intell Offr on 1 Jan 35; Capt Robert H. Givens,
-Jr. aptd Adj on 12 Jul 1937, aptd Plans.& Training Officer 12 July 40; promoted to
SMajor & aptd Exec Offr on 1 Nov 40. 2nd Lt. Frank L. Lane,Jr. aptd Aide 1 Dec 39-
10 Sep 40; was succeeded as Aide by 2ndLtCharles P. Lykes on 4 Nov 40.
On 25 Nov 1940 Hq&HqBt'ry 56th FA Brigade, 31wt Div was mobilized into federal
service for WKII with BrigGen Lowry, Major Rotert Givens, Jr. of Miami, & Capt Wi. B.
Gunby of Tampa (who had been on Inact FNG list);
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acksOni rIe' ..-;


1923 ..- _1st Separate Bn:CAC org 2/sta-JACKSONVILLE-on-31-October 1923; -and HqD- --
.: --: stSepBnCAC on same date; Capt Mayre R. Woodward asnd CO of Battalion;
------ Lt-Leon-E.Waldron asnd Bn Adj CO HqDet. -
L-1924 _-.Camp _of Instruction, -ort Monroe, -Va --15 August 1924. -- -.
Redesig 1st Sep Bn, CA (HD) on i April 1924 (GO 18-24)
1925--- Redesig Hq&HqDet-265th-CA'Bn~(HD) 22 July-1925 (G08-25) ------ -
.__1926--Lt._Stanley-.S.- Barchan asnd -)et-CO -1-July-1926..-------- -- ---- -
1929 Bn redesign 265th CA Regt (HD) 20 Nov 29
S. Unit-redesig-7Rq&.q-Btry-(le-ss-BandS ec.) 265th CA-Regt(HD) 20 Nov 1929. .
:...1937 Maj Percy L. -Wall asnd Bn CO 2-March-1937;- (vice-Woodward,-.deceased);-Capt Leon
Waldron & 1st Lt. Maurice P. Shaver. :- '
1940 HqBtry (less Band Sec)265th redesig as HqBtry 265th 'lMarch-19I0. -
S..1941 Entire regiment inducted into federal-service6 -Jan- 191. -- ----
-- *
"---" 1927- MedDeptDet 265th-CA Bn (HD) org in-acksonville-on'2 Feb-1927;:Capt G.W.
S .... -. Richardson CO; -- ----- ------ -----
1929 Capt. W Rogers CO on 29 Febr 1929; ACTSDuty ACA-FruitFly Quarantine 28
S.April- Capt-WB Keatirg -asnd to unit 30 Sept 199; ;Redesig 265th CA(HD)Regt.
.20 -Nov 1929; -- -- .---
193h Lt. W.C. Bayless asnd CO 2 July 1934; ... ... .... _... .
S93 ActSDuty-Islamorado-Hurricane Relief 28 Feb-11 May 1935;
.-. _. -ActSDuty-Homestead- 5 ---11 -Sept -- -
S 191 -Capt Alexander M. Manson asnd CO 4 Jan 1941; ... -.. -- -
SEntire Regt inducted into Fed Serv for WI-T.on-6 J 19i. .__ .












: i 1930 HqlstBn 265thCA Regt (HD) organized JACKSONVILLE on 1 Jan 1930; Maj
Percy L. Wall CO;
S 1937 Capt Pennywell F. McCall asnd CO 5 July 1937 .
1910 Capt Stanley S. Barchan asnd CO 19 March 1940;
HqBtry organized in JACKSONVILLE on 17 April 1940; Lt. 'Conrad Mangels, Jr. :
CO;
1941 Induction into Act Federal Serv for WWII on 6 Jan 1941 (GO 1-1941)

1921 1st Co CA FNG organized in Jacksonville on 25 May 1921; Capt King Dorsey,
1st Lt. J.C. Heiderureich & 2nd Lt Stanley S. Barchan; In August Capt
Mayre Woodward asnd CO;
1922 Redesig 437th CA Co on 29 May 1922
1923 1st Sep Bn CAC formed 31 oct 1923; & the 437th redesign Btry A Ist SepBn
on 9 Feb 1924
1924 Redesig 1st Sep Bn CA (HD) on 4 April 1924
192$ Bn redesig 265th CA Bn (HD) 22 July 1925;
1926 ACA- Hurricane
-1928 ACA Hurricane- Sept
1929 ActStateDuty, DeLeon Spring Fruit Fly Quarantine 29 April-15 July;
Bn redesig as 265th CA (HD) FNG on 29 Nov 1929; Capt R.F. McCall asnd CO
13 Dec 29;
1935 Hurricane
1937 dapt WE Thigpen CO 20 Sept 1937;

** : --*-.




-TJckonv6mie Cnnt.
1940 Capt James B. Cato CO 15 April 1940
19"1 --Inducted -6 Jan 1941 -(GO 1-41)-.------- -

1948 Battery C, 692nd AAA AW Batt lion SP Federally Recognized 20 Sep 1948
19h9 Redesignated 1lFeb-1909 GO 5 -- --
_^___:_. .- .___._.._...._. ,- .
-"1921 14th Motorcycle CoQMC org28 Sept 1921 in JACKSOVILLE inder Lt EdwV.----------
.---- --Garcia& -2nd-Lt -Lois -A.-Smith. : -.-.- ---- ------- .. .. --. -...
S; 1924 Redesig 106th Motorcycle Co 28 May 24;
1925 Relieved -frbm-assigient- to 31st Div -and redesign ll6th-Motorc&de- Co,- 4th "Corps
-4 Train on 1L0 Sept25. -. :..
1929 Act State Duty 18 April 1929; Converted into Btry E 265th CA Regt (HD) 29
S Nov 1929; --- ---------- .
--.. ---1930 -- Redesi g -Btry-B-1-Jan930.----.- -- ... ... ._. ..... ... .
1930 Btry E 265th under_CaptEdw 7. Garcia redesig Btry B 265th 1 Jan 1930;
S- JACKSONVILLE -
--- 19-0O ---Lt -JohnB.--Morriseey-and CO -27-March 1940- Lt -AV-Boswell-asnd Co 13 June 4i0;;
1941 Inducted into federal service for WWII-on 6 Jan 194.1.
"--. . .. -' .. -_ i_' _- .-- .. -T - -... _" L ; .. ., -." : _. _* ^ ._ ^ i .. _ "
1930 Hq2ndBn 265thCA asnd at Miami on 1 Jan 1930; with Battery D at Miami and
Battery E t-kcey West composing the battalion. Major OGail'3. Mansfiled CO;












1932 Major-W.'-,V. Albury asnd Bn CO on 2 Nov 32, and Bn Hq mbved' to Key West on
1 Nov;
1935 ActSDuty,ACA, Islamorado,- 28 Feb to 11 May 1935; .
S1940 On22 Jan 1940 Bn assignments made: Battalion Hq remained in Key West, Btry
': E in Key West, F in Miami, G in Ocala & E In active; Maj EV Garcia asnd CO
S.of 2nd Bn' on 19 Mar 1940;
2ndBnHq moved to Jacksonville on 26 Mar 1940
1941 Inducted into federal service for WWII; 6 Jan 1941
... *
"1946 48th Inf Div Hq (Fla Part) org 15 Sept 46 2/sta at Jacksonville, Plorida
(GO 14-46); Maj Gen H. G. Russell C3 of Div 15 Sept-46 7 Feb 51; Brig -
Gen J. C. Hutchinson Asst. Div CO (Fla Patr)
1947 -
1948 F/Tng Ft. Jackson, S.C. 18 Jul 1 Aug 48 (GO 2-48); Reorg of 48th QM Co
& 748th Ord Maint Co 1 Dec 48 (GO 12-48);
(FbrrHistory from 1946 to 1955 see card for Headquarters, 48th Infan-ty
Division, For History for 1956 etc. see Card for for Hq 48th Annored Division)

1946 Co C 106th QM Regt reorganized at JACKSONVILLE 7 Oct 46 as 48th QM Co
(Go 3-47); Lt Col John W. Snyder CO 1 Oct 46 (SO 224-46)
(For History from 1946 to 1955 see card for 48th Quartermaster Company
48th Inf Division, for History for 1956 etc. see card for Co A (Supply)
48th Armored Bn)






1946 '78th Ordnance Maintenance Co org JACKSONVILLE 7 Oct 1946; Lt.Col Dan E. :;
Collier CO; Capt Worth Laar asnd 0 26 Oct ;
-----1947 Lt. Harry M. -Hatcher-asnd CO 30-Dec; -Unit performed Asd ACA-Hurr relief, ___
So-Florida 13-19-Oct;
1948 Field Triinig Ft. -acksn -17 JtlU-1 Aug; Reorg 1 Dec; Lt.-Woodrow Ross
asnd CD-1 Dec;--:-. ---.---
1949 F/T Ft. Jackson 23 Jul- 7 Aug;
S 1950 Auth Str-15 Mn; Capt-Daniel Waters-CO 6-Junej-F/T -Jackson-22 Jul-6 Aug; --
-- 1951 Div Reorg ilMar; -Unit performed AsD ACA castings, HurrRelief_2-4_Oct; ........
:Awarded NG (State) Trophy 1951;
1952 F/T-Ft. cClellan-27 -Jui O-Aig;-U it -iorg-&- de ign HqHq et-748th -- --
,---.;--,-Ord EBn, -with Maj -Thomas E. McClamma.CO 1 Nov_52; _CAo (Fwd)_org _JACKSON VLLE
1 24 Nov; Co B(Rear) org Camp Blanding on 1 Dec .
93 --.-Att Co-' A(Fwd) 748th'Ord-Brf1Jah-f53for armory-trahing; Lt TJ Chester Det ..
.. -'-CO 2-ar -(SO 46); -FT-Ft-McCiellan 5-19-Jul(GO 10-53); --748th .inawardedCert of
-- -- Victory as winning Bm Team in Fla CNGB Indoor Rifle Matche's(P) 53 (G044-53);
Reorg l'6ec-53 WinVei'Ari NG-Award-for Efficiency in Training (G03-54) -
"1954 1st Lt. Labon M. Showalter Adj &-Det CO16 Feb (SO 34); 2nd Lt. Richard ...
Do. rm.ani -Adj-&- Det-CO-27-Apr-54 -Reorg-l May -(GO 17-54); F/T Ft McClellan 13-27 --
S------ -_.--June -5;- Awarddd the. HaOR AREA plague-for-claendar.year 1954,.for the outstanding..
unit Area during Summer Field Training. .

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1955 Hq & Hq Det 748th Ordance Battalion is converted, redesinated, organic ed
Sand or reorganized as indicated in GO #33 24 October 1955 to Hq Hq De .,
48th Armored-QM Bn located -in-Jacksonville, Florida. Effective 1 Nov.55 1st Lt
William R. Humphries,-Jr. appointed CO effective -1 Nov 55 -
"-(For current history s ee card for Hq Hq Det 48th Armored QM Bn)



1949 Sep Det Hq Co 48th Inf Div org and fed recog 1 Dec kt9 a JACKSONVILLE,
(GO 29-49) Lt. Benjamin Bladwin Jr., desig CO; F/T Ft. ackson SC 24 Jul
7 Aug 49 (GO 4-49)
S 1950 Att to Hq 48th Inf Div for Ad in, Trng and Ops (GO 9-50); Lt. SH Casey Det
CO; F/T Ft Jackson SC 23 Jul 6 ^ug 50 (G08-50);
S1951 Reorg 1 Mar 51 (GO 9-S1); Lt. Benjamin Dladwin CO 27 Apr 51; F.T. Ft. Jackson
s 8-22 Jul 51;

1952 -r/T Ft McC1 27 Jul 10 Aug 52;
1953 Reorg 1 Jan 53 (GO 4-53); F.T Ft McCi 5-19 Jul 53; Unit awarded NGB Certificate
for Efficiency in Training during Calendar Year 1953 (GO 3-54);

1954 Reorg 1 May 5k (Go 19-54) F.T Ft McCL 13-27 June 54;






"JACKSvnzr- T -- o .-
1955- Reor 25 Jan (GO 10-55); -G Award for Efficiency in Training (GO 3-55) -
-F.T. F5 MtcC1g--28 Aug 55; _1st- l t- iliam 0. Cooper CO; -1-Officer -ordered
S.- to Active duty for-1i day onl 24 Dec 55; Sep Det Eq Co 48th Divconverted, .
redesignated, organized, and reorganized as indicated in Go 33-55 to Hq
SCo 48th Armored Diviviion with location at Jacksonville (see Card:: for -
..---Hq Co 48th Armored Division) -
1952- Co A (- T) 748th6 Ord- n'fed recog JACKSONVILLE) i2-Nov-52 (GO 52); Capt -
---. --DR -Waters CO ----- --- -

193 Hq Hq Det Th8th attached to unit for Arnotrainig Jai3F/T Ft McClellan
- --5-19- July; Winner of Taliferro Tropy 53 (GO 33-53); -Reorg.l Dec.53 (GO-7-53)J l :
: 195 Capt Joseph A garcia Jr. CO 23 FeB -lReo rg 1 (GO 17-4); Ft Ft. McClellan
--- -13-27 June; -Winner -of-Tliferro for-calendar-year 195 -for rifle marsamanship;
i:: winner of the Whiddon Trophy for calendar year 19 4 for rifle marksmanship;
... Winner.of Honor Mess Plaque for outstanding Mess all during Summer field _
---Training; ------- -- --- -- -
c -
"1955 Co (FWD) 748th Ord Bn is converted, r signaled, org afor e
s-asndicated in G0 33, 2--Oct-195 as Co.- A, -7l8th Armored Ord Bn -with ----- -
station at Jax. effective 1 Nov, 55. Winner of the Taliferrro Trophy for
calendar year 1955 for riflemarksmanship. Capt loseph A. Garcia, Jr. CO;
ee -ar for Co. A 8th Armore Od EAn. fo current histby.
See-card or Co. A, 748t Armored d --- --













: 196 Hq Hq Co 124th Inf which were inducted into fed serv 25 Nov 40 console '''
,reorg in JACKSONVILLE as Hq Hq'Co124th Inf 15 Sept 46 (GO 15-46); Capt '
Robert V. Lini CO;
1947 Auth Str (GO 15-47); ASD ACA-Hurricane Relief So Florida 13-19 Oct;
1940 F/T Ft Jax 17 Jul 1 Aug (GO 2-48); Capt Walter Fortson CO 15 Sept; Reorg
1 Nov (GO 10-48)
1949 F/T Ft Jax 23 Jul 7 Aug;
1950 Auth Str 15 May (Go 16-50); Lt Judge J. May Cm 16 June; F/T Ft Jax 22 Jul 6
Aug
1951 Reorg 1 Mar (GO 9-51); F/T Ft McClellan 7-22 Jul
1952 F/T Ft McClellan 27 Jul 10 Aug; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 29-52)
1953 F/T Ft McCI 5-19 Jul; Reorg 1 Dec (GO 47-53); Capt Ralph G. Nellson 11 Dec
1954 Reorg 1 May (GO 17-54); F/T Ft hcCl 13-27 June; Reorg 1 Oct (0031-54)
1955 Hq Hq Co 124th Inf Div is converted, redesignated, organized, and reorganized
as. q Hq Co Combat Conman "An as indicated in GO #33, dated 24 .Uct 1955, with
station at Jacksonville, effective 1 Nov 1955; Lt Carl S. Memnel CO 14 Oct 55;
(For current history see Hq Hq Combat Command A"n)


196 -Anti-Ta Co 124th Inf which was inducted into fed serve 25 Noy 6reorg
Sand redesig Service Co 124th Inf JACKSONVILLE, 15 Sept 46 (GO 6 ;1



Jacksonville (Cont.) '

Capt W Fortson, Jr., CO 16 Sep;- ____. ._ _
1947 : ....
1948 F/T Ft Jax SC 18 Jul 1 Aug; Capt JA Dowling CO 1 Sept; Reorg 1 Nov (GO 10-48);
.--1949 -F/T Ft-Jax2-Jul 7 Aug; --Ft.
--1950 Auth Str 15 May (GO 16-50); F/T/Jax 22 Jul 6 Aug;
1951 Reorg 1 Mar (GO 9-51); Lt Uscar Whittaker CO 26 June; F/T Ft McCl 7-22 Jul;
1952 -.F/T Ft-McC1 27 Jul 10 Aug; Reorg 1Oct 52 (GO 29-52); Lt Niles Keen CO
--- "5- Dec-52; -..- --... ..
1953 Auth Str 1 Feb (Go 5-53); F/T Ft Mccl 5-19 Jul; reorg 1 Dec (GO 47-53); Capt
S. Ch-arles H. Bernere& ter Jr' CO I- Dec; -
S1954 Reorg 1 May-(GO 17-54); F/T Ft McCl 13-27 June; Reorg 1 Oct-(GO 31-54);
1955 Award for Efficiency in Training (GO 3-55); Service Co 124th Inf Div was-.,,.
coiiitd, --- cre-designated, organized 'and reorganized -as8Hq & Eq Co,- 748th Armored
: ------ erd Bn with-station at JACKSONVILLE,- GO #33 dated 24 Oct -55 effe cive -1 November_:_.
"55; 'F/TFt McClellan Ala. -
S. (For'cuirei.tA historyiiiseecar for Hq qCo 748th Aored Ord ..)


1946 Band 124th Inf which was inducted in fedmilserv 25 Nov 40 reorg JACKSONVILLE
7 ... -as Med Det Hq Sec 12thi- f 7 Oct 46 '(GO-48); Lt ColLorerio L. Parks CO; --
: 1947 --Auth -Str 3 Sept -47; (GO 15-47); -
S198 -_F/T Ft Jax 17 Jul 1 Aug (GO 2-48); Reorg and redesign Med Co (less 3 plats) .
Nov 48 (GO 10- 8);
S-1949 F/T Ft Jax 23 Jul 7-Augj.. .................









I .-

S-1950 Auth Str 15 Jlr 50 (So 16-50);- /T Ft Jax 22 Jul 6 Aug;
1951 Reorg 1 Mar (GO 9-51); Maj C. M. Collins CO 19 Mar; F/T Ft McCi 7-22 Jul;
Redesig Med Co (less 2 Bn Med Plats) 1-Nov 51 (GO 32-51) :-
1952 -F/T Ft McCl 27 Jul 10 Aug; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 29-52); -
1953 Capt James A Browning CO 4 Jun 53; F/T Ft MCCI 5-19 Jul; Reorg 1 Dec
(Go 47-53)
1954 -- Redesign Med Co (Less 1 Bn Plat) 15 Mar (GO 7-54); Redesig Med Co 15 April
"(GO 14-54); F/T Ft McCl 13-27 June;
1955 Award for Efficiency in Training (Go 3-55); Medical Company 124th Inf Div is
S converted, redesignate, organized and reorganized as Co C 202nd Armcred Med
Bn with station at Jacksonville (GO 33-55); Effective 1 Nov 55); F/T Ft McCl
14-28 Aug 55 (For current history see care for Co C 202nd Armored Med Bn)
*. < -* *
1887 COMPANY F, 124th INF BEGT In exist in 1887 in Jax as the Metropolitan Light
Inf (7 June 1887);
1893 Redesig Co C, 1st Bn FST;
S189 ACA Jax; F/T Pablo Beach 5 Aug
1895 F/T Camp Henderson Tallahassee
1896 F/T Camp Bloxhan ax
1897 -
1898 normall desig changed from Med Inf to Jax Rifles; inducted into Span Amn War
first as Go Cist Fla Vols then as Co F 1st Fla Vols;






JACKSONI .

1899 Disbanded from fed serve returned to Jax and redesign as Co F lst Fla Inf _
Regt;
1916 Redesig as Co F 1st Sep Bn for Mex -war--------- ------.-
S 1917 Redesig Co F Ist Fla Inf and inducted into fed serve for W WI_
1920b Reorg as the 7th Sep Go; as Co H ist Fla Inf;
'1-- 1921 Redesig Co F then as Co F, 154th .-
:..1924 -Redesig as Co F 12th Tnf -
1941 WWII
_- ---1947 -- Reorg as Co-F -12-th; -Cpt -Edward R.-Carmody CO May-to -July 1947----
1948 Reorg 1 Nov 48 (GO 10-48); F/T Ft Jax 17 Jul 1Aug; Capt _John S. Calhoun jr. Co .
from July -7-to Dec 1950;
--1952- -Unit organized andganiganized inder the following authority: 15 M- 1952 (GO -
__ 29-52); F/T FtMcC1 -Received Mindanao Trophy for-ifle Markbmanship at Summer
F/T; ---
: 1953 Unit designated as Co F,-12th--Inf-(GO 17-53); C t-Neal-M Bertelsen CO; ----- -
1954-
1955 Co F, 124th Inf is ccnrerted, redesignated, organized, and reorganized as
-- Co B (Field Service) -48th-Armd:QM-Bn effective 1-Nov 55-with station -at-- .
"JACKSONVILLE, FlFa(Fo 33-55); Ist Lt. William B.lSmith, Jr._CO; (See Card for
Co B (Field Service) 48th Armored QM Bn for current history)


S_1946_-_Hq 8th Div ArtyHq opranizedJACKSOf VILLE 15 _Sept. 1946; Command ofArt Hq .
in Georgia according to split-div agreement between Fla &.Ga Capt obert
.... M. Baker asnd Communs Officer -& Det -CO s/d; .Hq 149th Fa, th Div Arty, _org :.











in Lakeland 8 Nov' .
1948 -nField Training Ft Jackson SC 18 Jull Aug; "
1949 Div reorg 1 Feb 14, and (148th AAA Bn (SPO allocated to 48th Div Arty) .Med Det
692nd AAA Bn (which was org 12 June 1947 (as part of 227th AAA) Jin Jack onville) r
reorg & redesignated 148th Bn det Med Det; and Med Det 1h9th'FA Bn (which was org
in Lakeland 4 March 190) reorganized, and both units allocated to 48th Div Arty
Hq Capt John H. Pope asnd Communs Offr & det CO 18 Mar 49;
48th Div arty Hq attached to Hq jth Div for adnin & operations on 15
April; 148th Bn Det med Det att to Hq Btry 148th AAA Bn for adnin, training,
supply and ops on 1 June; & attached to Hq 227th AAA Group for Field Traiingi
period at Camp Stewart Ga 10-24 Jul; Others to Field Training at Ft Jackson
24 Jul 7 Aug;
1950 Auth Strengths 15 May; 148th BnDetMedDet attached to 227th AAA Group for
field training at Camp Stewart Ga 2-16 Jul; Others to Ft Jax SC 23 Jul 6
Aug; -
1951 Division reorg 1 March; 149th Bn Det Med Det attached to Hq Btry 149th FA Bn
"for admin, training and ops on 15 June; F/T Ft McClellan Ala.8-22 Jul;
1952 F/T Ft McCI .27 Jul 10 Aug;
1953 Div reorg 1 Jan; Capt Edw W. Booth A'snd S- and Det Co Vice Pope 1 June;
F/T Ft McCl Ala 5- 19 July; Divisional Units mat reorg 1 Dec; Army Ng Award
for efficiency Tng yr. 53 (GO 3-54); 48th Arty HEq -148th En Med; Btrys-
A&D.148th AAA, Hq Hq Btry Svc Btry and Batterys A,B,C, 118th FA(G03-54);






-9---5 9---F/-Ft-Mc~lellafln-3.2 Juo G14
1955 G award for aeffic in Tng ( 50 3-S); Eq Eq Co of the 48th Division Artillery
(FP) ith station at JACKSONVILLE, FILA. was disbanded and Federal
S-,. --- -Recognition withdrawn effective -l Nov 55 as is indicated in Par 2 GO 33-55. --
- -- *- -- *- "** `.^t -"~; ~ --- ;- - .-.
"-1947 MedDet 265th CA which was inducted into FedServ 6 Jan j1 reorg at --
JACKSONVILLE 12 Jun 47 as MedDet 692nd AAA Bn (0O 1-48). Capt Leonard Garten
MedOffr and DetCOf Redesig Med Det 692nd AA AW En(M) 1 Dec 17 (GO 16-47) I
"- -1948-- Lt Alvy W.-Wadsworth-placed-on-Det-duty-as C 28 Jan -and relvd-lMay;-Lt -
Melvin Haimowit a asnd Dental Off 15 June F/T Cp Ste wart GA 8-22 Auget. .
..:--199 Reorg, redesign as 18th BnDet, MedDet Lth Div Arty & allocated to 8thArty
-.: ---l Feb 49 (GO 5-49); Capt JTB Beard Det -serv as CO 27 May; Att to 227th AAA -
S-; Boup for F/IT at Cp Stewart GA 10-21 July; Att to Eq Hq Btry_8th AAA AW n for
Admin, tng and Supply and ops 1 June 198 (GO 12- M9);
S..- 1950 Lt Melvin-Haimowit asnd Det CO-17-Feb 50; ;uthSr--5 aY(O i6-50) j -A to -
227th AAA p for F/T at Cp Stewart 2-16 July. :____--
-. .- 191- Diy reorg 1 Mar (CGO 9-511; Lt Haimowitz resign 2 Apr 51; Unit w/out CO and
Adminstd byCO HqBtry -148th AAA LW Bn -F/Tng Ft McC1 8022 Jul; ----
1952 F/Tng 17-31 Aug Camp Stewart Ga. r-
"1953 Reorg 1 Jan (GO -3); Ar- NGO Awar for Eff inTng (GO 3-5); F/T McC ,19
- -Jul -Reorg-l-Dec (GQ 47-53); -- -
1954 F/ng Ft. McC 13-27 June; CO 1st Lt James N. Hutchinson -.
1955 FtCp Steat Ga 24 July -7 Aug 55; Unit reorganized and redesignated from
-lh8th BnDetMedDet--48th-Div-Arty-to-3148th -EDetMedDet -thArad-Div -rty -Nov --
55 (GO 33-55) Capt Arthur F Parker CO; (For current history see card for
S... ... 148th BnDetMedDet 48th-ArmAd Divr Arty










S4196 qB is -a s 2 n 26 5t h
.. -J.Jan 41 Consal and reorg at>JACKSOIVII., a, ; E' qd Btry'692ndAMA Bn&(SP) 5 ec 46 "
(GO 3-h7); Lt Col penny well F McCall En CO; Capt-Conrad-Mangels Jr. Btry,00;.
".197 It. Chs P Jones Btry CO 11 Mar 47; Major Edw F Henry Eq lq Btry 227th Asnd Det .erv
as BnCO 2 Sept 47; Lt Col Pennywell McCall Bn CO. 24 Oct; Unit redesign Hq H 6?2n 2d
AAA AW Bn (M) 1 Dec (GO 16-47);
S198 Lt AW Wadsworth asnd det serve as Bn Co 28 Jan; Lt dw P Westberry Btry CO i June;
MaJ Dew Henry Bn aC 4 Aug 48; F T Cp Stewart 8-33 Aug;
1949 Reorg and redesig Hq Hw B#ry 148th AAA AW Bn (SP) 1 Feb (GO 5-49) and allocated to 48
Arty; Lt Stamie D Williams Btry CO 20 May; 148th Bn Det Med Det 48th Div Arty att for
admin, tng and ops (GO 12-49); Bn att to 227th AAA Group for F/Tng Cp Stewart 10-24
Se4-4Ag-d-ep-e Jul;
1950 Bn att to 227th AAA Gp for F/Tng Bn att to 227th AAA GP for achin, tng & opns 1 Jun
50 Desig auth str 15 May (GO 16-50); Capt Charles D. Jones Btry CO 22 June; F/Tng
Cp Stew 2-16 Jul;
191 Div reorg 1 Mar (GO 9-51); 379th SRMU att to unit 1 Apr for adding tng and ops
(GO 25-51); Lt Wallace Gaskins Btry CO 8 June; 379th released fm att to f/tng and
reatt 13 Aug 51; F/Tng Ft McCG 8-22 Jul; Lt Arthur F Parker Sr Btry CO 18 Dec 51;
Army Ng Award for Eff in Tng;
1952 F/Tng Camp Stew 17-31 Aug; Army Ng Award for Eff in Tng;
1953 Bnreorg 1 Jan (GO 38-52); Lt James N hutchison Btry CO 22 Jan; Ma- Norris Reynolds
Bn CO 15 May 53; F/T Ft McCl 296 Jul 9 Aug; Reorg 1 Dec (GO 47-53)







SJacksonville Cont. -
:- 9-- -.._i .i.. .. -: .
9 Reorg lMay (GO 17- ); F.Tng Cp tewart 13-27 June h; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 31- ;
--1955 ---F/Tg Cp Stewaft24 Jul--7 -Aug; Unit reorganizedand redesignated from. Hq Btry :.__
148th AAA Bn AW Sp to Hq Btry l48th AAA Bn Aw sp Armored Division; Capt Arthur
-- ParkerS i s d`-BtX^r CO; (GO 33-55) -(For current -history see -card -for-- -
Hq Btry lh8th AAA Bn Aw SP Armored Division.--------- --- ----.--


I19h8 -Btry I 265th.CA which was Mnducted into fed serve 6 Jan reorg JACKSONVILE
S .as Btry C, 692ndAAAWBn(SP) 20 sept -48 (GO 314-48) as and by GO '8-9); Capt:--
.Charles D.- Jones CO;
1949 3 -. Rorg andredesig Btry C, 148th AAA AW Bn (SP) 1.Feb 49 (GO 5-49); Capt Edw PI
Westberry CO 20May h9; F/T CP Sti-i0t 10 -2Ji -
Dc- -1950 Auth Str- Mar -(00 -16-50) ; F/T-Cp Stew 2-16 Jul; -- -- ---G -
1951 Div.reorg 1 MarGO --l) F/T Ft 8-22 Jl, -Walla ce Gas.kins .ry -
Dec
1952 --- F/T CpStew-17-31 AAug; .
.:. 1952.-.eorg p1eJ.an 5 732); F.T. Ft. ?cC.C l 26 Jul 9 Aug; Capt Geo A Somers CO; Reorg


.--- A-rmd Division Trains(O -3-5); --For-current history-see cardfor.Btry. .C:1h
..........- AA Bn (AW) (SFO_.. .- -* -- ..
....... rmrd Division Trains (GO-r--c history! s-e card--.for :8 --0
-AAA Bn. (AW).(SP _.......... ---.










S 196 Hq Hq Btry 227th AAA Group a org at JACKSONVILLE 15 Sept 46 (GO 14-46); Col-
: Percy Wall Bn Co; Capt Henry E. DeFlorin Btry CO;
1947 Capt John P. Kori, Jr. Btry CO 1 Nov
1948 -nF/T Camp Stew'8-22 Aug; -
199 F/T Op Stew 10-24 Jul; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 13-49); .
1950 Auth Str 15 May (GO 16-50); F/T Cp Stew 2-16 Jul;
S '1951 -Reorg 1 April (GO 11-51); Mobilized and ordered into Federal Service 1 May 51
for the Korean Emeregency (GO 14-51) (No records of this service available yet);
1953 Released from Federal Service 14 May 53; returned to State Control at home station on
15 May (GO 18-53); Lt Col Edw F. Henry Trans from 148th AAA Bn for duty as Group CO,
vice Col Wall who remained on Active duty; Cqpt Ben Kori Btry CO; Reorg 1 June 53
"(GO 22-53); F/T Cp Stew 16-30 Aug; Capt David G. Fender Btry Co, 21 Sept; On 1 Nov
"the following units att to 227th for Supervision Admin Tng and logistics: 712th 26th
118th 379th Sig Det; 215th; Reorg 1 Dec 53 (G0 48-53);
1954 Lt Benj L. Perry CO 10 Mar 54; Reorg 1 May (GO 18-54); F/T Cp Stew 13-27 June;
Reorg 1 Oct (GO 32-54);
1955 Winner of NG Award for Effic in tng; (GO 3-551;
1956 Reorg 1 Jan 56 (GO 37-55); Field Training at Ft. Stewart, Ga. 12-26 Aug 1956.
Awarded efficiency in Training, rated excellent Cat Benjamin L. Perry, CO..











JACKSONVILLE COT.
.** ---;:.;":'^" ^-' J^'" -:-^-'":'^ -- ----- -Ua __

1950 --379th Sig Radar Maint Unit.Type C orgJACKSONVILlE --_22 Aug 50 (GO -31-50); WOJG-
Robt C Jackson RM officer & CO; Unit att to Hq HqBtry 227thAAA Gp for a diing
tng --and opns -1-Dec-(GO -35-50);
1951 Released from att toL227th AAA Gp, -att to Hq Hq Btry .h48th-AAA AW Bn(SP) -for -
duty,admin, & tng 1 April ( Go15-51); Str Changes 16 Apr (GO 16-51); WOJG Wi
"F.Askew RMO -&-Co -29 May; Releasel d fr-a Rtt-t6- 148th 7 -at7-tie g Hq Btry 265th for
... "F/ ig C._tew 29Jul-12 Aug; and reatt 13 Aug to -Hq Hq -Btry-148th; Army NG Award for
Eff in Ing;
-- 19521 --WOJGORobert-B -Burn--MO ---Det-co 5 Au -uF/Ig CPStewgi7-3i' ; Ai-rm NG Award for
- E f f _T n g ; . .- 9r.
1953 Reorg & redesig 379th Sig DEt (RMU,TypeC) 1 Feb (GO 2-53); F/Tng Cp Stew 16-30 -
Aug;'Reorg and redesig-379th SiLDet--(RMU Type E) 1 Oct (1O 37-53); Released from
----- att to_148th and att to 227th AA- Gp 1 Nov 53 for admin, -tng, -ops & supp (00 43-53)
.: Army NG Award Eff Tng; Re org I Dac (G0148-53)

-. 1954_ -.F/T CpSTew 13-27 June; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 32-51). --- -
1955- Winner of NG Award for Efficiency in Training(GO 3-55)
.- ... . .... . . ..- __. _.-.__ -.- . .. .. . .. .. .

1952 1i8tih AAA Operations Det org JACKSCVILLE 7 Jan 52 (GO 2-52) ;Capt Ed P.
,- --estberry Ops Officer.& Det C60 F/Tng Cp Stew 17-31 Au
.1953 .Tng Cp Stew 16-30 Aug; neorg & redesign 188ths AA D (Ops)l Oc53 GQ8-53 _
att to 227th -AAA Gp1 ov 53 Tor super If admin,- ng logist cs (UU )
-- Army NG Award for-Eff in Tng;-..
r ._____ Y- _I__.:. _~~_ __ -_ .q. _~~ ~~~~_











1954 F/Tng Cp Stewart 13-27 June;
1955 Winner of Award for Efficiency in Training (GO 3-55)
1956 Reorganized 1 Jan 56 GO 37-55; redesignated-ll8th AAA Operations Det. -Uit-jgas
given continued authori-ation to maintain full enlisted strength as per letter
Chief NG Bureau dtd 3 Nov 55. Field raining at Ft. Stewart, da. fr 12-26 Aug 56.
Unit attained rating of excellent for efficienciny in training at camp. Major
Edward P. Westberry, Co.

1947 159th fighter Squadron (SE) org 9 Feb 47 at Jax (GO 7-47); Col Wm Havilland CO;
1948 Unit convertedto 159th FS Jet 1 Aug 48 (GO 8-,9); F/T Chatham Fld, Savanna 29
Aug-12 Sept; (GO 7-48)
1949 Reorg 10 Mar 49 (GO 8-49); FT/Eglin Fld, Fla 17-31 Jul (GO10-49;
1950 F/T Huntereld Savanna 9-23 Jul (GU 18-50); Alerted for Act Mil erv during Korean E
Emerg; Advance Det designated USAF unit, org & ord into fed serv 10 Sept 50 and asn
tol4th AF (GO 26-50); Unit mobilized 10 Oct 50); Unit in fed ser v from 10 Oct
50 to 9 Jul 52-- Sta at George AFB, Victorville Calif 10 Oct 50 9 Jul 51; Sta in
Japan 10 Jul 51-8 Jul 52; Asnd to 116th Ftr Bmr Wing; 24 officers & 103 airmen;
"Combat missions were flown from base in Japan to Korea. First Wing to participate
in In-Flight Refueling in combat from apan to Korea & return. Awarded Korean Servic
Medal & Un Serv Medal.
1952 8159th Air Base Sqnd org Jax 1 Jan 52 to provide a vehicle for pers returning from
SActMil Serv: to receive, maintinand store such supplies & equip asnd to 19th pending
.-its trn; w/str of 3 Off-117 airmen (GO 36-1); Cat Leon M
Concurrent with return of 159th to state control 159th ABS disb & fed recog
w/drawn effect 9 Jul 52 officers & airmen trans to 159th Fighter-Interceptor Sqdn





JACFSCTVILLE Cont.

upon its reorg (GO 20-52); The 159th rtnd to State control 9 Jul 52; Reorg &
redesig 159th Ftr-Interceptor Sqdn 10 Jul 52 (GO 20-52); C-t Leon A Moore Jr asnd
CO vice Col Havilland who remained in act mil serve (SO -138-52) ---.. -
Unit reorg to incl Air Police & Commun Aug 24 Nov 52 & redesig 1_9th Ftr-Bmbr
"Sqdn 1 Dec 52 (GO 35-52)
1953 Reorg to incl Food Serv Aug on 16 Apr 53; (GO 9, and by GO 15-53); FT/Travis Fld
26 Jul 9 Aug (GO 30-53); Str Adjustment 1 Sept (GO 35-53);
1954 -Reorg -1-Mar 54 (Aug-Communs Aug) (GO 4-54); Reorg 1 June 54IG 1-23-54); ------
SF/T Travis :Field Savanna.U-25_ July ..- 54;
1955 Reddsignated effective 1 July 55 (GO 25-55); Reorg effective 1 March 1955 (G012-55) .
S- -. Reorg of 159th FtBrSqd effective 1 June-(GO23-55);
. ... .............. ..... ..... .. .. .... .. ... .. -

1947 Utility Flight, 159th 'ighter-Squadron was organic ed at Jacksonvilleon 9 Feb 1947
(GO 7-47); Capt. George K. Wall asnd CO; Lt. Jobn-M. Taylor asnd CO 18 Nov 47
1948 ---Field Trainin/Chatham-Field -Savannah 29 Aug --12 Sept (GQ_7-48);-- -- .
1949 Field Training/Eglin Field, la. 17-31 July (GO 10-49);
S1959 Field TrainingHuFiel Field, Savannah 9-23 July (GO 18-50); -- -- .
1. 5 ---Alerted for -Active Military Service during the Korean Emergency; Advance













detachment desig as USAF unit, organized and ordered into active federal service
10 Sept 1950 and assigned to 14th AF (GO 26-50) Entire unit mobilized into fed
serv with USAF on 10 Oct 1950 (GO 30-0)$- -

1952 --Unit completed its tour of active duty with USAF on 9 July 1952 and upon its return
to state control was inactivated and federally recognition withdrawn on 9 July
1952 (GO 20-52);


1947 159th Weather Station organized at Jacksonville on 9 Feb 1947. Alterted for active
military service for duty during Korean Emergency & Ipnce detachments ordered
into act serv & assigned to the 14th AF on 26 Sept;/tx ordered
"into act serv on 10 Oct 50; .bs ierveddcuntil release on 9 July 1952. Inactivated
and fed recog withdrawn on 9 July 1952.
*- *
1947 Det C 217th ASG organized at Jacksonville on 9 Feb 197.
1950 Alerted for active military service for duty during Korean Emergency & advance
detachments ordered into act serv and assigned to the 14th AF on 26 Sept; atrdered
I S into act serv on 10 Oct 50;
1952 Released from active duty on 9 July 1952. Inactivated and fed recot withdrawn on
9 July 1952.

-.i I






JACKSONVILLE Cont.

190 AirSection Q Det Fng reorganized toinclude AirBaseFlight "C" on 9 Oct 50.
"-1951 -ABF "C" reorg-l-Mar 51; and ABF "1C" reorganized and redesig AEF "B" on 1 Oct 51.
1952 Concurrent with organization of the 8159th, the allotment & federal recog of AB
..- Flight "B" withdrawn on same date, and officers & EM transferred to the8159th.
.. . .- -. .. --- -- ^ -- .-.-- - - -

-- 191 -205th Tow Target Flight organized 25 January 1951 at Jacksonville (GO 3-51);
-------Capt Leon-A.-Moore,-Jr. assnd CO (60 17-51); -Strength-amended 16 Mar (GO 13-51) ---
Strength amended 2 April (GO 17-51); Captain Robert S. _Stone assnd as_00.15 June ..
vice Capt Moore transf (60 118); Mobilized and ordered into active military service
-1 July 1951 (GO 22-51); --- -

1952 Allotment of unit withdrawn 25 July 1952; all personell in act fed service will, upon
their release to state control,-be -assigned by the AG to existing units-of FANG -(G
23-52); .. .. .. ... .........
.. .. ... .. ..... ..... .. ....












1952 The 8159th Air Base Squadron organized at Jacksonville, on 1 Jan 52 as a holding
& recruiting company for returning men and equipment of the 159th; Concurrent
with organization of the 8159th, the allotment aid federal recog of AB Flight
S "B" withdrawn on same date, and officers and EM transferred to the 8159th. -::;
The 159th FS having completed its tour of active duty on 9 July 52 and returned :
to state control, is reorganized and redesignated 159th 'ighter-Interceptor
Sqadron on 10 July 52; and the 8159th ABA disbanded and fed recog withdrawn
i on 9 Jul 52 and officers and EM transferred to the 159th. -






















Compay F, 12 th Infantry ; Jacksonville, Duval County

1887 Metropolitan Light Inf org Jacksonvij1 7 June 1887
V.893- Redesignatedifet-Lt Inrf tCo C, lst Bn FST;
iiA 1 _.-Officers during this period: Tapt L.H. Mattair -aptd 29 Jul -91; -IstLt James Y. -Wilson
aptd 14 Jul 1894;- 2ndLt John W. Kennedy aptd 21 Jul 94; ActStDuty-Jax ACA 2 Oct9;L
S 1895 Callea th 'Jacksc .l i fles-C Co C IstBn-FST.-Offiicirs- Capt^TWm-iFiles stLt --
".----..--Fred -Yekes;-- 2ndLt-Wm-in ant; -(Lefils Capt -fm l -Sept -95 13 May 98) -__.
-1898 Mustered into Federal service for gS pi -.Amr when it was redesignated Co C 1st
FlaRegtaiid on 20 tky 1898 redesignated Co F. lat-Flal T;- Offices-nii arCapt.
'--_.---James-Y.-Wilson, -ist-Lts Charles H. Chestnut -&-Hohn -Hu-h -Stevens,-2nd Lt Thomas C.
SWatts. (War History:Left Jax 12 May 1898, was mustered into fed serve at Ft. Brooke,
.. .. Tampa ron-23 -May -reached Hiitisville Ala-w*hre l T-weiti-ifintperment ifit-caPi26 -A4i -::g
-:- --- ----fiustered -out -at Huntsvi-lle 24 Jan 1899.); Returned to State control at Jax..'.- -:
S1899 Returned to state control on 27 Jan 1899 as Co F,lst Fla Inf
"l1901'- State-Active-Duty -ax-Fire- Ia -1901- --.. -...... -....-
-1904 State-Act Duty -MacClenny-AidCivAuth 23 Sept;- --.---- --_ -_---_ L __ :-
1906 -_Capt Fred Yerkes aptd 20 Mar; IstLt Wm D. Vinzant aptd 20 Mar; 2ndLt Robeft F. Metcalf '
aptd 21-1ar 2ndLt Geo -7.Garciaiptd27 Mar; -- -.
1907 Capt -m Vinzant aptd 2-Jan; IstLt Geo J. Garda aptd 2 Jan; 2ndLt Armstrong-Steadan .*'
Capt Geo J. Garcia aptd 25 Jun; IstLt Armstrong Steadman apt 9 Jul 07; 2ndLt Geo Ell
1911 Manassas Maneouvers Sept 5, 1911;5, Pensacola ACA 30 JiL 90-8 --
---1916 Redesignated -- I S.__- .
S .917 Mustered intor Se r1917 guarded bridges, public utilities in Fla until
7- 5i- -Aug-917,Twhen regt--broken up & -pers usedto -make --up-various -unit of the 31st
: -- -- --(Dixie)JDiv;_Camp Wheeler, Ga._, for W [i.. ._ :.
I. -- -------- - -












1918 -.Personnel went with 31st Div to Trance in-July. .
1919 Troops returned to U.S. & Mustered out of FedServ at Camp Wheeler in spring of1919.

















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.: .. .





: ... COMPANY F,_ 124TH IF .____ .._........ Jacksonville, _Duval County_
Metropolitan Light Infantry was org on 7 June 1887 at Jacksonville being the first military
,org allowed to form in this section after the Civil War.- bout 193 the unit's name was
Changed to Metropolitan Light Inf, Co C, IstBn Fla State Troops. The unit was commanded by
Capt L.H. Mattair and had as its officers Lt. James Y. Wilson & Lt. John W. Kennedy. In 1895
the design of Jacksonville Rifes was given to the unit and it retained this name until after
the Span-Am 'ar. During this period the Company was commanded by Captain William Le Fils &
Lt. James Y. Wilson. After its entrance into Federal serv for the Span-Am War its desig was
changed on 20 May 1898 to Co F, 1st Fla Inf. The Company was returned to State service 27 Jan
1899 & rendered valuable assistance in many ways during the disastrous Jax fire, in 1901....
During the period between the Spanish Amer War & WWI, Co F remained active. On numurous-
occasions it was ordered into act State duty in aid of civil authorities thruout various
:; sections fo the State & in some instances rendered aid in relief during disaster. Many
prominent citizens of Jacksonville were connected with this unit during this period & from
the officer & enl pers of the unit has come many outstanding officers & citizens of Fla.
Some who served as commissioned officers during this period: Capt Wm Le Fils; W.A. Jones;
Lt. Fred G. Yerkes; Lt Bm D Vinzant,Jr.; Ca t Geo J. Garcia; Lt Chs A. Peterson; Lt Geo
Elliott; Lt Ernest Metcalf; Lt. B. F. Stone; Lt. A.E. Lavene; Lt Samuel B. Kitchen. During
theperiod between Span-Am War & WiI the unit was commanded the greater part of the time by
Capt. Geo. J. Garcia, who took command 25 June 1907 & carried the unit into Fed Serv on
S13 Apr 1917, when it was assigned duty guarding bridges, public utilities, etc. in Florida
until the general call of NG organizations for WI on 5 Aug 1917. Immediately the regt.
was broken up and the pers was used to make up various units of the 31st Div at Camp Wheeler -
-_Georgia. Men & officers of .Co F were sent primarily to units of the 31st Div & were fwded .
with the Div to France in July 1918. In the spring of 1919 the troops returned to US & were : :
mustered out at Camp Wheeler. ..... .
Scont.,












Co F 124 cont.,
22 Sept 1920 the unit was reorg in Jacksonville as a sep unit but soon after was desig Co F,)
154th Inf & desig as successor to the pre-war Co F, 1st Fla Inf. Its reorg was accomplished ,
by the same Capt,, Geo. J. Garcia. In 1923 Capt Garcia was trans to the State Staff & Capt
Bunker took command of the unit. Early in 1924 Capt Bunker resigned & Capt Albert E. Barrs
was asnd to command the unit. Capt Barrs commanded the unit until 5 Oct 1937 when he was
promoted to Maj & 1st Lt Frank M. Whidden was promoted fm 1st Lt. to Capt & Asnd C.O. Cappiir
Whidden had previously served as an EM with the unit & was appointed as 1st Lt. & asnd to the
unit on 29 Jan 1923, & carried it into Fed Serv for WWII. With other units of the 124thInf
Co F was mustered into Fed serv on 25 Nov 1940 & moved to Camp Blanding to train with the FNG.
During period between WWI & WWII the following officers served with the unit: Lt Wilfred R.
Wolff; Lt Russell C. Foland; Lt. Wm J. Thomas;. Lt Sheldon C. Parker; Lt. Conrad Mangels,Jr.;
Lt. Geo W. Sears; Lt. Ned A. Patton; Lt James H. Jackson. Serving with unit at time of order
into act serve were Capt. Whidden, Lt. Sears & Lt. Jackson.
Thhruought the years Co F furnished from its enl pers many officers to other organizations of
the FNG, located in Jacksonville. When it entered Fed serv for WWII it sent the greater
portion of its men to OCS & these men later became officers to be forwarded to other units
thruought the country. The term Jacksonville Rifles given the unit in the early days was
carried in the unit for many year afterwards & was well deserved, inasmuch as this company
furnished fifle teams that won in State & National competitions for maiy years. The Talia-
ferro Trophy, a cup given for the rifle team of the unit winning by the highest score each
year in the FNG was won 12 times by Co F between the period 1903 when the'cup was first given
& 1940 when the unit entered Fed Serv. The firing record & proficiency of the unit was duch
that it led the other units of the inf in the FNG many years during its training. It also
furnished numbers of its members to fire on the rifle team representing the State of Fla in
the National matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.... The long list of outstanding men who have been
Members & the record of achievements would be a source of pride.
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COMPANY F 12thINFANTRY_ --- -
19 May 1947
.L947--Co F 12Lth Inf which was inducted into fed serve 25 Nov 40 reorg w/s ack-sonvai
S 19 May 1947 (GO 11-47); Capt. Edw R Carmody asnd CO 13 May; Capt J.S. Calhoun asnd
co 7 JuJly
1948--Field Training Ft. Jackson 18 Jul-1 Aug (G02-48); Reorg 1 Nov 48 (GO 10-48);
1949-Field Training 24 Jul-7 Aug (Go 4-49);
1950--Auth Str 15 May (GO 16-50); Field Training 23 Jul-6Aug Ft Jackson (GO 8-50);
Lt. J. A. Browning asnd CO 5 Dec 50 (SO 271);
S 1951--Reorg 1 Mar 51 (GO 9-51); Field Training Ft. McClellan 8-22 Jul (GO 20-51);
S1952-Field Training 222Jul-O1 Aug (GO 10-52); Reorg 1 Oct (GO 29-52);
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Co F, 124th Inft, cont. .. ;.
Co th ..........-. .---- -.-.. Jacksonville, Dural Counta
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Mustered into Act Fed Serv 25 Nov 19o0, at0 to 2-i
.:: .. *c ^ i^&% &2 ( Ue l 12-18-40 to &2-4 1
W, (") (T) Maneuvers 8- 3_71 10-2-_4i. a
JacsonX1" ". l l-:, (T) lO-30-41 to 12-1-41(Manurvers". n 12-9- 41 to 1-29-1
Ft, Bepg 1-1-2 to 1-43; Ft.Jacki- Se i
";aew. Gue,2-5-onm Cto 9-cLj_4.; 9-15-444 to 4-30-45; ,"js-3-_24(5;
L1. E(al.) ctive 2-- 5 to 12-16-45;
aign Streamers i Inscription); WWII: New Guinea (with arrowhead)--Southern
Phillippines--Guidon silver ban inscribed WESTEN PACIFIC ---
Decorations: Dstinguished Unit Streamers embroidered NET GUINEA
Awards Presidential Unit Citation

1947 Co F, 122th Inf which was inducted into fed serve 25 Nov 40 is reorg pwi/sta Jacksonvil
19 may 19247 (Go 11-47);- _11-247I);





.j.. acksonville ,
S Co C -stBn F. organized in Jacksonville in 1893; saw service in Spanish-American'War -----
1898-1899 as Co C 1st Fla Vol Ret Redesig in 1899 as Co F. Ist Fla nf and served ont. _
.n until 1916 when it was redesign as Co F lstSepBn. was redesig in 1917 as Co F 1st Fla
S.Inf; mustered into federal service for WWI 5 Aug1917; Reorg in 1920 as -7 S o as
SCo H. IstFlanf, as Co F 1st Fla.Inf in 1921; and as Co F, 154th Inf in 1921; served
: continuouay until1924 when 15Gth became 1.h (its wartime design; served cont. until 25
-.-Nov 190 when it was inducted into federal service for WWII; was reorganized after WWII -
as Co F 12[th Inf in Jacksonville;

Jacksonville

Hq IstBn FST existed in 1893 in Jacksonville; served in the Spanish-American War 1898-1899;
Redesignated Hq 1st -Bn:1st Fla. nf ini1899; on 20 May 1903 the unit was moved to- t.- ,_
--Augustine; 7 -March -906 moved back-to Jacksonville; served -continuously-until -1916 when -
it was redesignated 1st Sen Battaji n le served on active state duty guarding bridges
etc; redesign t Bn s_E a .ni 'fr -service -in W I; .



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Until moved in 1913. Organized again in Jacksonville in-1917 as Hq 1st Fl1 Inf;.
--.entered federal service for WI 5 Aug 1917; iWas reorganized in 1921 as Hq 1st flIaTif,;.
Sredesignated 1921 as Hq 15th Inf; served continously until in 1924 when the 154ti was -..-
redesignated as the 124th nf (to carry out its war-time designation); Unit was moved
-from Jacksonville in 1925 -- returned to Jacksonville in July 1928 & served continuously ..;
until WUII 25 Nov 1940. Reorganized after WII as HqHaq Co_.12hth nf in Jacksonville.
-Officers:
S1903-1917 -Cols: Chas P. Lovell;John W. Sacket; John. S. Maxwell; Wm LeFils;Cromwell Gibbons;-
Joseph Hickey
SEx: John S. Maxwell; WmLeFils; Cromwell Gibbons;Joseph P.Hickey;James P. Coombs;
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Jax Light Inf organized 30 April 1857 with Capt: Holmes Steele; Lts: F..C. Soller,
"- George Flagg, J. C. Buffington. (EM-39)
---The first street parade was held 4 July 1859, when the co' marched to the country, about---
where Florida Ave is now, and had target practice. ,
Upon the withdrawal of Florida from the Union, the Jax Light Inf offered its services
to the Governor and'was the first co officially accepted by the, State.--- -- ...--
The Jacksonville Light Infantry was mustered into the Confederate service as Co "A"
".'- 3rd FlaInf, 10 Aug 1961. It was stationed at Fort Steele until early in March 1862
..when, on -the approach of the Federal Squadron, the guns were spiked and the company --
returned to Jacksonville under orders. Most of the companies comprising the 3rd Fla -:
SRegt then ient t~oCedar Key, and in May 1862, the entire regt.for the first time was
:., ,_-brought togeher-at Midway, Gadsden County, when it was reorganized and sent to Mobile -
"for several months. Early in August 1862, it went to Chattanooga. It went through_ .
the Kentucky Campaign and was engaged in the Battle of Perryville, 8 Oct 1862, when it
S- --.-lost heavily in officers and men. -The lstFlaInf was also engaged and the losses were
S.__ so heavy that the two regiments 1st & 3rd Fla, were consolidated. The consolidated_ "
regt was in all of the subsequent movements of Braggs Army; -was in the Battle of -
-- Mufresborough; at the seige of Jackson; and after the close of the Mississippi campaign -
.- was engaged at Chickamaugau & Missionary Ridge, and in the engagements with Sherman' s_
S Armyi- around Atlanta. The battle "scarred remnants of the Jacksonville Light Infantry
--- was mastered out near Greensborough N.C. 26-April 1865.--- .- --
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Beginning with Au 10, 1861, the roster of the Jacksonville- eight itnantry in the .
Between the States was as follows: -
SOFFICERS
SCApt: 'Holmes Steele, resigned Nov 1861
S ohn B. 'Oliveros: disabled at Perryville 1862. -,-
SAristides Doggett: promoted Capt Nov 1862
1st Lts: John G. Butler: lost in Kentucky
S" John King
2nd Lts: William Caulk
Francis H. Sabal:Cpl: promoted 3rd & 2ndLt Nov 62: killed between Chattanooga
& Atlanta
Wm Haddock: Promoted 2nd Lt '64
3rd Lt: 4AW. Owens
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The Mill Riot of June 1880 induced the reorganization of the company, thich was accomplshd
20 Sept 1880 with an aggregate strength of 60 men: Capt: WB Young; 1st. Lt A.W. Owens;
2ndLt Charles Stewart;

Jax Light Inf- volunteered for service in the Span-Am War; left Jax for Tampa on 12 May
1898; Mustered into Fed Serv 23 May 1898 in Tampa as part of the 1st Fla Volutteers:4 -
Capt: John S. Maxwell; .stLt Braxton B. McDonnell; 2ndLt G.R. Weldon. '.-As- 'y
Mustered out of FedServ 3 Dec 1898 at Tallahassee; Reorganized as Co A 1st Fla Regt FST
1899; Desig of FST changed to. NG of Fla 7 June 1909; Became Co "A" lst Sep'Bn in 1916
as result of a reor anization. Entered WWI in 1917 & afterwards sent to Camp Wheeler where:.
it was disbanded & Its members assigned to other commands. Most of them saw service over-
seas.






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.._1st Co. CA Corps 27 May 21 _redes.
437th Co. 29 May 22 redes.
S-Btry A, Ist Bep. Bn. CAC -31 Oct 23 redes.-
-. Btry A, CA Bn. 265th (HD) 22 Jul 25 redes.
Btry A, 265th CA. (HD) 20 Nov 29


"Commanding Officers: -Capt. W. E. Thigpen -

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Commanding officers: 'Capt. George W. Richardson-1927, Capt.lW Rogers-1929,
:- -- Capt. W. C. Bayless-1934, (1st It. when assumed command; : -
appt. Capt. 1938)


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':'7th Separate Co. 22 Apr 20 redesignated
-.Co;-F1 st Inf. (GO 2- 5 -an-21) redesignated
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" BAND 12th Inf org Jax on 7 Feb-1924 entered fed serve for r-I. 25 Nov 1940; -- -
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2ndBnlithIf org Jax De 1922 3 redesign HaCo 2ndthn 192La; moe in 192;
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--I1st Field Hospital organized in Jax 8 Jul 1916; entered federal service191 for Mexican i
Border 11 July 1916; relieved from federalservice. in Mrch1917; and entered fed serve
"-for WI: 5 Aug 1917. ____.......

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I. Unit existed in 1880's in PENSACIA, on 8 June 1887 a state law was passed
*creating 3 Bns of Fla State Troops & this unit was Hq-3rd Bn Maj W. F.
Williams and -st-Lt RW-Hargis were aptd-21-July -1887;-- -
In 1893 the organized militia in Florida was organized into 5 Separate Battalions,
and this unit continued as Hq 3rd Sep Bn. In addition to Maj Williams and Lt
Hargis,-RA Ross was aptd 1st Lt-10 Jul-1893-&SB Hutchinson-aptd -Ist-l & QM on -3- -
Aug Hq 3rd Bn attended_encarpment_at Cap Dunn, _cala in 1893; Pablo Beach in
169b; Camp Henderson Tallahassee in 1895; Camp Bloxham, Jax in 1896; and again .
S Camp Henderson in -1897.- CB Mcinnon was aptd Ist-Lt on-13-May -1898.- --- -
Upon the advent of the Spanish-American iar, all Fl1rida Troops were ordered
to Tampa, where the 1st FlaVolunteer Regiment was formed with 12 companies from
existing units,-and members of-the other-units were-mustered-into federal-service
c asi part of the.newly rroed units. _q 3rd Sep Bn was disbanded 23 May 1898, as des-
cribed above. ......

After the Span-Am War this unit was reorganized in Pensacola as HI 3rdBn 1st Fla
Inf Regt..

-.- Hq 3rd Sep Bn,_FST, which was disb in Pensacbla in 23 May 1898, was reorg as_. -
Hq3rdBnlstFlaInfRegt in PENSACOLA in 1899 and served at that station until
S -. 1904. ---
S. -p.-_ __Encampment: 1903-Jacksonville. '
S. Officers: Major: RM-Cary 1899-12 1-Jl-03;-Charles Parkhill 13-Jul 03-Res 5 Apr Ol; :
S- ADJ; -JR Keller-1899-; .Frank Whiting 3 Sept03
SM .. CW.D'Alemberte 1899-;- Setephen D. Lee 7 Sept 03.










II. Company A 3rd Separate Battalion FST (EScambia ifles)
O : rg as Escambia Rifles in 1873 Co B 3rd Bn FS .1888 .(Capt Ceo. J. Slocumb
--1: lst Lt. M.P. Palmes, 2nd Lt J. T. Whiting) Co A 3rd Sep 4n 1893.
: The Escambia Rifles existed in PENSACOLA prior to 1893. In 1893 the organized
militia inrFlorida was organized into 5 Separate Battalions, and this unit -, ^
was designated Company A (Escambia Rifles) 3rd Sep Bn, FST.-
Capt RM Bushness, 1st t JK Hyer & 2nd Lt ST Gonzalez were appointed on 24 Nove 1893.
The company attended encampment at Camp Dunn, Ocala in 1893; Pablo Beach in
1894; Camp Henderson Tallahassee in 1895; Camp Bloxham Jax in 1896; and again
at Camp enderson in 1897. RW Cobb was aptd 1st Lt & JK Hyer 2nd Lt on 8 Mar
"1897.
Upon the advent of the Spanish-American War, all Florida Troops were ordered to
Tampa, where the 1st Florida Volunteer Reft of 12 companies was formed from
existing units. Co A was redesignated Co H 1st Fla Vol Regt and mustered into
federal service.
After the Span-Am War, this unit was reorganized in 1889 in Pensacola as Co
I 1st Fla Inf Regt.

Co A 3rd SepBnFST which served as Co H IstFlaVolRegt during the Span-Am War
was reorganized in PENSACOLA in 1899 as Co I 1st Fla Inf Regt. Co I was
"disbanded in Pensa on 23 July 1905. QENCAMPMENT: 1903- Jax 1904 STAug.
CAPTAIN: WF Williams 1899; WW Flournoy 19 Oct 01; JasC Watson 6 Jan 02;
CW D'Alemberte 1903; JR Landrum 10 Aug 04; 1STLT: JC Watson 1899; Pike Maddox
6 Jan 02* '2ndLt: Pike Maddox 1899-1900 (?); John W. Bowers 27 Mar 02; SR Greenblatt
24 Aug ; .






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.. ___._...Co st Fla Inf org again in PEFSACOLA 31 Oct.1911 -_was disb inPensa 19 March
AACTIVE STATE DUTY: 30 -Oct-15 Nov-1912-CA bAax-Tra-ns Strike ENCAMIENT 1912-
S- ...Anniston 1913-14 SCG; Co.l IstFlaInf-.consolidated withCo -onI13 Dec 1913...
CAPT: Clement Blount 21 Oct 11; W Upp 21 June 1913; ER Caro 10 Apr 14;
IstLtj FJ Blount 24 May-1912; ER Caro 3 -Jan 13; lLFabisinski 10 Apr4 ---.. -
: 2nd iLt: ._ER CAroL24Lfay12; _LL-Fabisinski 16 June 13; -WB WrightW -May- 41 ...
.........^. ; ..W.ight -9 M -4; .-
S" Co C Istst ns ta-f n Tallahassee-redesignate Co-I- st- laInf earli195
..Captain Jeff M. Walker, 1st Lt EL .Proctor & 2nd ILt J.M. Sauls. -Co -was-disbanded
14 June 1916. a .

U :.Upon the .reformation of.-the.lst FlaInf_.Regt in _.ay of-1917- Co -I-was organized
at PENSACOLA with Capt JF Phillips, IstLt EI Quina & 2ndLt I Shuttleworth.
".- -Co-I was-ordered into-active federal--service- f6r-WI -b-n-r-Au 917 h U e ----
-_:_ _was _dsbandedat .Camp Wheeler, -Ga. Land men served -tIruout -the war-in arious
"units. -th w -fed''----

1936_-Btry D org EIISACOLA 30..March. 1936..under Capt -Archibald .S.Mills, -st Lt EE-: ---
Dailey; 2ndLt San Pasco, Jr. --
S 190 Unit-asnd to -stBn~22 -Jal-0 --- ..
.R... edesig .Btry C 15 April 1940; -.. .
1940 Btry D PENSACOLA redesig Btr- C 15 April 1940 under Capt Archibald S. I-ills
C ...-.....Capt-sE -Dailey-asnd CO 9--Sept-4r)- .
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1948 Btry C 265th CA Bn which was inducted into Fed gerv 6 Jan hl reorg .
at PENSACOLA as 982nd CA Btry 23 Feb 48 (GO h-b8); Capt Volney K
Day CO; F/T Cp Stew 8-22 Aug;
1949 F/T Cp Stew 10-24 Jul; Reorg and redesig Btry A 265th AAA Gun Bn (M)
1 Sept 49 and again 265th AAA Bn-(90mm) 1 Oct 49 (GO 13-29); Capt 00 Wilkerson
"CO 15 Oct;
(For current history see Battery A 265th AAA Bn (AW) (M).
"III. Co F (PENSACOLA LIGHT ARTY) existed in PENSACOLA prior to 1890 but
existing records first show it in 1891 commanded by Captain MP Palmes
(17 Aug 1891).
In 1893 the organized militia in Florida was organized into 5 separate
"battalions, and this unit continued as Co F 3rd Sep Bn with Captain
Palmes and 1st Lt AH D'Alemberte (aptd 5 Aug 93). The unit attended
encampment .t Camp Dunn, Ocala in 1893; Pensacola in 1894; at Camp Henderson
S.Tallahassee in 1895; Camp Bloxham, Jacksonville in 1896 and again Camp
Henderson in 1897. ._I Jones was aptd IstLt 11 Sept 96; LM Bear aptd
Captain 29 April 1897 & WH Ryan IstLt on 28 March 1898.
Upon the advent of the Spanish-American War, all Florida Troops were
: ordered to Tampa, where the 1st Florida Volunteer Regt was formed
from 12 existing companies, the other units were disbanded, and their
members mustered into federal service as apart of the newly formed units.
/ Company F 3rd Sep Bn was disbanded 23 May 1898, as described above. .
SAfter the Span-Am War the unit was reorganized in 1899 as Battery B,
Light Artillery Battalion.




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S.... Conny _F3rd.SepBFst reorg in ;PENSACOLA in 1899 after the Spanish-American
War as Btry B, Light Arty Bn. Unit redesignated 2nd Battery 7 ihi1902 --
S- and attended encampment -at--Jacksonville -in -1903. -Disbanded 20 Nov 1903. ---

CAPTAII: CW D'Alemberte 1899-22 Aug 02.
.... -. -1ST LT: --JA Stewart--- R 19 Jul 1901;-JW Gingles 5-ov o01 ......................
2- 2ND.LT:__WCaarmichael 5 9yNov l_ ___ _
--:--:- 1948 --Hqiq-et-265th-CA-Bn -org-PENSACOLA-23-Feb -&8(F0-l -l8);-allotted to -227th- .
-- .. AAA Group_ Capt Harry_Botts Bn 00; CaptGeo F Simpson Btry CO;_F/T Cp Stew
8-22 Aug; Lt. Nathan Rotureau CO 1 ct; -
(For-current history see-card for q -Hq Btry 265th AAA Bn (AW) (MOBILE) ---

IV. Co K IstFlaInf org PENSACOLA 1899-1930 & served there there until 23 July 1905-
S. ",V hen-it-was-disbanded -- -. ..
SACTIVE STATE DUTY: 3-22 May 1901-ACA Jax Fire; 6-7 May 1901-Funeral Esc;
27-28 Aug 02- ACA.
--- CQA4PMET:--1903-Jax 1906-St.Aug--------- -- ----
-_. CAPTA: __CB Parkhill; John Massey 4 Aug 03; Stephen lee 12 Jul Oh;
1st Lt: Mart Griffin; RL Nickolson 1900; John Massey 18 Mar 02; LO Larcum .
Au.g 03; --- -- --:--
.2D LT: John Nassey; Tho L Briggs 8 Oct 02; EDWC DansbyS ___O; :Uul 0.;










Co M org PENSACOLA 1 Junel9l served until disbanded there 13 Dec 1913.
': ACT STATE DUTY: 10-20 Apr 1908 ACA Pensa; EIC: 1911: S.TCampGr; 1912-Anniston;
1913-StCampGrnds CAPT: W. Acker,'Jr. 1 Aug 11; FJ Blound 30 Nov 12; 1st Lti
"HA Lurton 4 Aug J WT Lusk 1912; ER Caro 1 Jul 13; 2ndLt.WT Lusk 8 Jan 12;.RT
Sublette 16 Feb 13.-
















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Co K lstFlaInf organized 1899; disbanded 23 July 1905;
organized again 1 June 1911; Consolidated with Co I lstFlaInf on 13 Dec 1913. .. .






Century _-"-- ,

2nd Engineer Co organized in Century 8 Dec 1922; soon after redesignated Co E 114thEngsj
then redesign Co E 2ndBnl06thEngineers on 28 May 1924 and disbanded in Centamy 18 Nov 1924, .
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"Hq 3rdB-J /" ". .. Pensacola, Escambia County
PB- ensacola Escam b ia C county
Batere e6erh CA..egt organized 30 March 1936; redesign

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Existing 13 pers transferred to other units i 1898 f
service in the r Stanish ramaesc ,agerred to ...
moved from Pensacola in m d I o u9its in 1898 for"
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Pensacola, Escambia County

C ..F 3rdBn FSt in existence in 1893; Personnel moved to other units in 1898 for the .
"span-Am ar; rer asg giht Art!!e on return from Span-Am war in 1899;
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S Btry D, 265th CA (HD) (GO i5 Apr 36) Fed Rec. 30 Mar 36
S Btry D,-265th CA (HD) (GO 8 Apr 40) .- effective 15 Apr .0 redes. ..
Btry C, 265th CA (HD) _




S. Commanding Officers:-Capt. A. S. Mills



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Pensacola, Escambia County..

G existed in 1893; Span-Am War 23 Mar 1898; returned to state control &
redesignated as Co I lstFlal in 1899; Disbanded 23 July 1905;
Organized again 31 O 9 1 as Co I 1st Fla Inf; disbanded 19 Mar 1915;
Organized again as Co I 1st Fla Inf 16 May 1917; entered federal service for T,'I 5 Aug 1917.




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SEng; 190-WII; 1948;-annon Co 12Clth Inf; lo98-HeavyMortar Co 124th-Inf1
- -- .- HeaylMJ6itar Company -124th-Inf; (for history of Unit see -Card Heavy Mortar Compa
S_ ... _124th Inf); 1955-Heavy MortarCo 12th Inf converted, redesignated, organized and
reorganized as Company A, 12th rred Inf Bni (For history up to and including
,..- 1955 see Card -for Heavy Mortar Company 124th Inf- n)i -, -.....


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Florida Department of Military Affairs SpsGial ArGhi\?ss PubliGatiott Nufi\bsr 97 FLORIDA STATE TROOPS/NATIONAL GUARD UNIT HISTORICAL SUMMARIES BY COUNTY ALACHUA-HOLMES State Arsenal St. Francis Bar:rachs t. Atigustirfe, Florida

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Gainesville Alachua County I II III IV V VI VII \ J..:.l 1893-Hq 4thSepBn1898-Disb / .. 1899 (1) HqDet2ndFlainf; 1917-WWI/ 1901-H andFlainf; 1913-Disb/ M9o6-Hq3rdBn;l909-Moved; 1911-:returned; 1915-HqlstBn2ndFla; 1916-MexBor; 1917-WWI/ 1916-SupplyCo2ndFla; 1916-MexBor; 1917-WWJ./ 1916-MG Co 2nd.Fla; 1916-MexBor; 1917-WWI/ 1948-G 124 -current l955•B, 187th Tank Bn {120mm Gun) -current -. ------. -------•-----------------... --------------------

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------------------~ --.----' -----' --~'.:]• ~' .......,.______ -~_.._~--•-----.. . --..... ~~:~v:li..Ji:Jue~----------------------------------11 I I In 1893 the organ militia of Fla was org into 5 Sep Bns. Prior to this, ,the .. Fla Troops had been org into 3 Sep Bns since 8 June 1887, and it is believd that a unit existed in Gainesville at this time under an unknown designatn . Hq 4th Ser Bn was org in Gainesville in 1893 under the comnd of Maj Irving E Webster ( aptd i 1 _ 30 May 93 ; lstLt Waiter M. Davis ( aptd 4 Dec 91); lstLt CM Bingham ( aptd 17 June 92) & lstLt 1 . EL Stewart, Surg (aptd 17 Jan 92). The unit attended encampment at Camp Dunn, Ocala in 1893, f Palatka 1894; Camp Henderson Talla 1895'; Crunp Bloxham Jax 1896 and again CpHenderson 1897. j lstLt AW Fowler was aptd Adj & lstLt JW Flewellon aptd QM on 4 Dec 96; lstLt FW Cole succeeded I Flewellon as QM 5 May 1898. Upon the advent of the Span-Am war, all Fla troops were ordered l to Tampa, where the lstFlaVolRegt was formed from 12 companies of existing unitsand the ! mbrs of the other units were mustered into fed serv as part of the 12 companies. Hq 4thSepBn ' was disbanded 23 May 1898, as described above, and Major Webster, Lts Fowler)Cole & Stewart absorbed into the lstFlaVolRegt. * * * * * * * * II HqDet 2ndFJ.ain:f was org sometime in 1899 or 1900 in Gainesville and served there until induction into federal service or WWI in 1917. * * * * * * * * III Co H 2ndFlaini' was org 1 Aprl 1901, and served in Gainesville unitl 11 April 1913. ASD-ACA Jax Fire 3-22 May 1901; Pensa 10-20 Apr 1908; Ja:x trans strike 30 Oct-15 Nov 1912 ENC-l903~ax;1904-Manassas Maneuvers; 1905-0rlando; 1906-Jax; 1907-CoastDef'Exs Tampa; 1909-Jax; 1910-Chicamaugua Manevers; 1911-12-Jax. j cont. ---------------------------~~~----------~---------------------~ --t. -~ * Gainesville Units (cont) (H 2ndFla,cont) R L yt 1 May 02• JW B1anding 7 Jan 07; Officers mil unit: Captains Geo Lynch 1901.; Caleb a on M Ol.• JW Bl.anding 30 Jul 02; CR Layton 27 Apr 11; ss Smith 1912-19~3 ls~~c:l=.: J:e l2. 2ndLts NW Littlefield Shields Warren 14 Feb 07; WW Hampton 6 ~r 27 jul o5• Wm D Wheeler 21 Feb 07;, EA Taylor 13 May Ol; JF Seagle 30 Ju1 02; Al.len r am , 21 Jun 10 SS Smith 4 Sep 11. HqD t 2ndFlaini' co H disb~ded in Gainesville ll April 191.3, ~d nucleus :snd to * e ; * * . 5 1906 d r Maj ilbert H Blanding; moved D Hg 3rdBn 2nd.Fl.a.Inf moved to Gainesvi~le 2 June :a.:r Ma or John W Blanding. to Ocala 27 May l.909; returned to Gaines~~=rl.~J: ~i~ding rede~igna.ted Hq la-f.B~ Bn Hqs switched on 3 Feb 1915, and JrdB~ H t j tered into redera1 service for MexBorder Unit under Major Blanding and lstLt Wm amp on mus March 1917• and again mustered into War on 6 July 1916; returned to s;ate~ontr\ o:e~i to camp Wb.eeler.,Ga where it was redesig federal service on 5 Augu st l9l?t or b •kemup and used as replacements in the AEF. l.24thinf', sent to France wher:, i was ro n * * * * * * * f d for MexBorWar 6 Ju1 1916, under V Supply Co 2ndFlain:f org in 1916-mustered into f~=d in Tampa and a1so mustered into Capt Roy V Ott; 2ndLt Henry L Baker.l.A delt7o~~;l. and must into fed serv ror WWI 5 Aug 1917 fed serv. Unit retnd to state contra on * * J* . _ .. * * " * * (cont)

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. . . : Gainesville cont. -----. .,. ------r ----------------. VI Maching Gun Co 2ndF1ainf org Gainesville in l916 and nmstered into.fed se:ry_6 _Jul 1916..;.. __ .. . for Mesi.can Border Service under Capt Shields Warren.,. 2ndLt John ll Sinclair anq ?nQLt . c-'-Joseph -W Shands. -Unit -returned -to -state control on 17 Mar 1917 and again musteirled into -rea -, . : : __ 'Ls.errtce_for WWI. on_5 Aug 1917. ___ _ __ ___ . _ ___________ -----------. ..: * * * * * * * * .... : : ,. > _!lI ____ Co -G 12Lthin.f org Gainesville 10 May 1948. (for history of current unit see Card G 124) __ * * _:_vincoj;-a7th Tank-Bn-(120mm Gun} org and reorg Gainesville effective 1 Nov 55.( -for histo -:-:__ __: __ of this Unit up to and including 1955 see Card G, 124th Inf'); -------------------.... . -.--------------------------. -------. --.:.==--~:.::___::_.:_:_:_-.:..--:.::.:::-:.::-.:.:--::. _:...;.c..:__:._::__c:__c.:::--==-:.::-:.::_c ---_-_-----_-_--__--__-_--_--.J .. -----,-.... ' : -~ _: ,, 1.;._ ---,, f i I I I ! ' I.:. . : .... ------~-....... ,_-~--~--------~~-----------'-----~--"------------' ....... ---. -. __ . . ----.. ---------------------..._ __ ,. ----__

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Gainesville Alachua ..----. ~------.-------~__ ,:; ______ , __ -------------------..... . : -. . ... -, _:_ __ Hq 4th Bn FST ~Il. ~xisten~e before ~893; _Entered federal service _for._Spanish-American War _ , . in 189S; reorga~zed & redesignated on return in 1899 asj!s 2nd FJ 9 Jp;Can:tqi Moved '. -in 1903; Returned 30 April 1910; federal service for Mexican Border 21 June 1916 to -. .. _March :1:917; back to state control; federal service for WWI 5 Aug 1917, redesig Hq 12yth, :\ __ ----~:/ l'. . Inf Sep 1917; Demobilized in 1918. ----------\ __ .. ---.. -,_ .. ----......... _ .. ----t . .::~_ i . -~.-... .. . .. .:.... .•. -...:......_:.,. ..... -,_.:...: __ ,. -~~---------, -~ Gainesville, Alachua:• ' . . . -~ ... Co H 2nd Fla Inf organi~ed 1 April 1901~ redesignated HgDet 2ndinf 11.April 1913;•. Mex-Borc!er ser-v 21 June 1916J.lar 1917; returned to state control and.entered fedservice :_--rorWWI 5 ~ug 1917 _& rededg as,HqDet 124,th, Inf Sep Demobilized at -end or war~ -. ------ •. I ... , .. .... . ---i ,.:. .

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-: .. :__ . 'Gainesville Alachua ,. ,,,, .. _ . . '; .--------------------------------, .... _ .. _________ .. , ... . -------------~~--" -----. -----~ 3rd.En 2nd Fla.Inf ~rga~~ec;l_Gainesville l7_Jai:i ;t9li.; redesi~ HglstBn 2nd!nf. ~..Feb 1915; tered Jeder~l .service for Mexican Worder War 2~ June 1916-Mar 1917; returnea to state .. ---control-and -entered fed serv for WWI -5 Aug 1917; redesig as~i,lln 124,th,.,Int, 5ep---~-l)~Jl:C?bilized a.~ ~nd _ o! war. , -•--;. ,-Gain~sville . Alachua ..

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,. ',''\, ,, , ~ ' :-.: r"'" ~~-;,,=•E._ __________________________ :5 ___ ,,.,-;I''-------; L. ..... I' -[ . --r~ ; t ---• t Co _M,__~~:t, _ F;t.~_Inf _R.egt -~O!'g _MIL~ __ lh May _1917 _ upon _reformation of __ ls:t __ F:la _ Inf_ an consol w/lst .Sep Bn ordered to Active Fed Serv for WI with Capt FM Turner, 1st Lt Mallie Martin and 2nd Lt-RD Watts; sent to Camp Wheeler after Mobil on .5-Aug-17----_wh~~_l"egt disb to become .. part _of othe~ _fed Units. _ -------*L------------... -------------------------------... ---------

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.. ro;"-.-,,..•;.Q'Vf'" .. a.•.,.._. o, ,1 ,•,-;,',-..,•-• I,: -: .,.• .. '." : , .. :-.,--=..:. , .. .,;/.{~ ,., -' . , :-~iR~ ci~i -,, I,• I ..... I ,I' "' -~".. t'-----. -. " ---:---.-._ .. -----. . _ :-_ -. __ . -:. _ ___ --..... . .--------. :--: :_ --. ~-. I __ '.'.': ____ Co M. org !'MJ.~~9 __ J_an-~~; _ ~~~!_lded __ en~_ampmf!nt,_ ;Ln.4-:-15'.'"St_ate_ ~amp ___ Grounds, .:J CAP1'1 Emnett Cooper 22 Dec 13; RR Powers 12 Jul 15; lST.LT: GB Tyson 22. ~c-13; JR -------is'bell--16 Ayg -15;--2nd LTrRR Powers. 1!2 Dec -13;-MPHawkina l2 -Jul-15; ~--Disbanded -Na ___________ _;L91~ __ tQJ>ec_ame_p~_or_ls:t;,_~p-~ F'NQ_which_was f.9rme_d_tor_m __ units_ i;,f_1;,he_lst__In1'. _____ __ •. . . Co M 1st Fla Inf reorganized after WI in PANAMA CITY S Dec 1922 as 1st Engineer Co ---redesignated soon after as Compaiy D 114th Engs arid on -28 May 1924 as D -106th _ __: _ _:_ ______ Engs. __ qn;i.t __ at_tended __ ~u.al _summer _tield_training -~_n_c_amp!J!_Elnt,s, _inc_ll).ding_Third_Arm,y: __ Maneuvers in De!otoNational Forest in 1938 served on Active State Dutyin 1934 in aid -of--Civil authorities-in Marianna riot. ---------.: ----------Unit_redesignated 1Q6th Eng (COMBAT)_ on 15 May __ l94'.>, and was __ mobilized_into active __ Feder:J. Service for WWII on 25 Nov 1940. Officers in COllllland or unit during this -period: -MB Hawkins,--RJ Bennett, AS Brake; Coy C Rushing, Hiram Sperry.-----_ _ WWII_Seryice: _Redesig _ Co _A _ls:t_Bn _l 75th .Eng 10 F:eb __ 42; _again_ redesig _Co A .1st_ Bn _171 -Eng 15 May 1942 Trained intensivelyin Southern States and served in Alaska. ---seecardfor c,--l24th InfantryBn------------II• Hq 2nd Bn org PAHAMA cm on ll August 1927 \lllder Command or Major Ralph J. Bennett. ---------------------------------------------------------------~ ------------. -----------Ill _____ Med'J>et .2nd .Battalion_i06th Eng Regt .organized in PANAMA CITY _'u .June 1929. disban&Sed. '.. . . Dec 1929. -, -. -:--7-------------------------------------------------.. -: .. '. L -. --------------------. --. .. ---------...... ---------•-.. ----------.•.. . --.. . r •, ~-.----,-.,.•-•---••L-,o.-~---•-~----------~-------•: --.--.:-. . •.;". ._: ... . . ... ':.,. . . ,:;-. :: ' ~J '.-~ \ ----------;...._---.-.--~-----------------"-----....---.----~. -!"' . -, ---... . . -. -.. ----------. ---,. _:: , I -------------------..... ---------------'------------------------q; } . I. , __ --_ .. •:: .. /:__•_-:• '. If ,, ---------~-'---. r-, --1_-~~-'------~~::_~.__~---

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..... 1 .. .• ' I Pre Wor..ld W...r n _ 14ed.~I!epal;t._De-e., ,:2nd. _Bn_.; lOQtn __ Eng;~ (00~_25 . ..::.12 :Jul _29L:J'~d Rec ..:.15 __ 1lay:_;29. j:; __ :~-~..:-~ , ,Med. _Depart. Det., 2nd Bn~.,-:3:06th_Eng. (06 2;:-:,:4 Jan .30) _Disbanded 14 Dec. ' ------------------.. _,,. _______ _,, __ -------.-----------_______ ,.. __ -.----------',,-----------___ I __ Co~in_g Officers: ,~. . ! /, --------__ . __ ....__., ., ------... ---~---------------...-' ----_. -----,----. --. -___ ,,_ ----------l ,' . ., ---~--------.. -----... _ _, ______________ , --------------.-.-------------------' ~'\;' <, ----.. -----------------------'---( ___________ ---------. ---------.----. ----. _. -------------~----j I ./ ........ ,-.• I •.. . . . ;. --------------------......-•------------' . . \ .. / -•-~••...-,-•~--we.'•-• Commanding Officers: ---------------___ __ __ ). --__ __ _ .. ,I :.. __ \ '

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.. :-.~ ~ I, /. ' ----'-'~:~ .... ~"7"T"-'""~--~-C......~--~-'.-,..---'-. -----. .-. ----------~...,........_ .------~--•-r '"-.::-x~ . r , . .:r j'11'/ __ .. VJ./_,ct..... I /9d,. -=#--1'/z? -.. "!f .l_&,, /,$z"J_ I ./ I .z_tJ :. . --. _1Ml(4rlqcl Ir~-==---1.f.2-. . .. T ......_,_

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. { L /. I 1893-B 4thSepBn(Brad.ford Co Guards)/ 1898-M lstFlaVol/ 1899-E 2ndFlainf/ 1915-Disbanded/ l920-4thSepCoinf/ 1921-H lstinf/ 1921-G lstinf/ 1924G 124thinf/ 1927-HqCo2ndBn124/ 1940-HqDet2ndBn124/ 1940WWI.I//// l946-Hcffe!IqCo2nd.Bn 124---(for current Histoyy se Card for Hq &Hq Co 2nd Bn 124th Inf); (see Card for Co C, 748th Armored Ord Bn) II 1899-Hq2ndBn2ndFlainf/ l903-Hq3rd.Bn2ndFlainf/1906-moved/// .. III 1927-Hq2ndBnl24thinf/ 1930-Transferred/ // Misc: Cavalry Co ardDist 1870 .. --------. ----Bradford Co Cavalry 1870. (could be negro) . ... Lake Butler Cavalry 1870 . -. --~::.:.;..:.-:--...,.=.~:.;--_-------"--' -------~-~---------..,_....--~~---.-~.-------.. ------------~-.-.-----. . ~ ----------~ ~------------

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Starke . . . . . .. . -. .. .. ... . . . . .... ~l I Altho it is known that the Bradford Cou.T1ty Guards existed in the 1880 1 s, there are no i official records showing that as such. i In 1893 the militia of Florida was organized into 5 Separate Battalions, and this unit was designated Co B 4th Sep Bn (Bradfo!"d. Co Guards) in Starke. The unit was commanded by Capt R. C. Heiberger, aptd 21 April 90; 1st Lt o.c. Husband aptd 30 Mar 94; and 2ndLt f. Augustus V. Long, aptd 26 Nov 1896. Co B attended encampr.ient at C2r.p Dunn Ocala in 1893; ; at Palatka in 1894; Ca,,,.p Henderson, Tallahassee in 1895; Ca..11p Bloxham, Ja."{ in 1896 and again: at Camp Hnederson in 1897. In 1897 Eugene s. Matthews was aptd Capt on 22 April, AV Long i lstLt & Geo C Livingston 2r.dlt on 20 Oct. i With the advent of the Spanish-A.'ll War, all Fla companies Yolunteered an:i were or:iered to ' Ta.TT!pa where the 1st Fla Vol Regt of 12 co:npa."'lies ,;as fc1"!lled en 23 lIq 1898 from e:-::.sting companies, c.nd. Co B was redesignated Co,:::cc:r.:7 H 1st Fla Vol Regt and rr.usterec. :.r:.tc fec.ercl service en 24 Hay, U.."1.der Capt Matthews, 1st.Lt long and 2ndLt Lin.ngston. Co M served in Florida and Alabama, and was mustered out of federal service 3 December 1898. After the Span-Am. War, the t:nit was reorganized in Sta:rke and :re:iesignated Co E 2ncL."1a InfReg;t:, in 1899, and se::ved the:::-e until disbanded 16 Oct 1915. The unit served er:. active state duty in aid of citil authorities: 3-22 May 1901--Jnx Fire; 19 No,;. OJ-Lawtey; 10-20 Apr 08-Pensa; 30 Oct-1~ Nov 1912-Ja.x trans strike. Encampments: 1903-Jax; 1904-St.Aug; 19050rlando; 1907-08-Coast Defense Exerc~ses,Tampa; 1909-StCa.."'l!)Grounds; 1910-Chicamaugua, Georgia; 1911-1915St.G~rounds. CAPI'AiliS: AV Long 8 Sep 99; JR DaYis lPOO; Wn L Wall 23 Mar 04; RC Heiberger 23 Sep 05; AV Long r~::1p 23 Feb-P, Oct 07; ~Tas T Willis 1907-10; W.L.Wdl reap 5 May 10; /. DC Jones '22 !pr 1912; U.G. Tu:-ner 10 Jun 14; EA Wall 13 Feb 15. (cent.) Starke, cont. lst.Lts: JD Alderman; 'v.mL Wall 5 Jul 02; Otto D Graff 10 Aug 04; Wm Wall 23 Feb 07; DeWitt C Jones 12 Mar 1910; 2ndLts: -Powell; W.L. Wall 19 Mar 02; HH Ross 29 May 03; JT ~lillis 2J Mar 07; DC Jones 12Mar 08; 0 W Alvarez 2 May 14. Company E was disbanded 16 Oct 1915; and mar,y of the men who had been part of the organiza tion served in the :Vie::d.can Border War and thruout World War I with other organizations. After World War I, the NG was reorganized in Florida_, and the 4th Separate Conpany of .Inf 2 nm, was organized at Starke on 17 Feb 1920 under Camptain DeWitt Jones. On Jan 5 192 the unit was re. desig Compan~ H 1st Fla Inf Regt; and again redesig Co G lstFlainf 7 May 21; 1 _ .. the lstFlainf was redesig l 4th Inf 7 Dec 21; and again redesig 124tiiinf 28 May 1924 •. _. _ Capt Archibald Thomas succ Capt Jones 16 May 1921; and Capt Julian L. Peek took command on -•---Jl May-1922. Capt Peek was promoted to Major in command of 2nd Bn 24 Aug 1927; and Co G was converted & redesig HqCo 2nd.En 124thinf on the same date. Capt Thomas T. Long was aptd Capt 23 June 1927; the unit attended regular enca~pments and in 1938 wont the National -(State) Trophy for Riflery. In 1940 the unit was redesig HaDet2ndBnl24th on l May; and _____ mobilized into active federal service for WWII on 25 Nov 1940. . _ During World War II the unit trained intensively with the 124thinf (3lstDiv) in southern camp, and served on New Guinea, Morotai Island, Luzon & Mala in the Philippines. The 124th Inf is entitled to battle credits for participation in the Southern Philippines & New Guinea Campaigns, and the 2nc1Battalion was cited for cutstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy on }lindanao, PI, and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citiation ____ for its .action. . After WWII, the unit was reorg and redesig Hq&,HqCo2ridBn 12lrl;;hJnf on Nov 19,1946 in Starke. (See Card HqHqCo2ndBnJ.24th for present history of unit). --------------------------( -~~x:i,t!)

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. . . . . . . . -~ .:.. ~-_. __ , __ ... ___ _______ .-: __ ,' . _____ ___ ----~-:--------_ ----------' -~------------------l ! Starke, cont. ! II Headquarters 2ndBn 2ndFlain Regt orga!'.ized i:l Starke in 1899 after the Span-.A..m War 1 under comr:iand of Major Eugene s. Matthews; on 21 April 1903, the 2nd& 3rd Ens we;r.e switched i and unit redesignated Ho 3rd En 2nd Fla In Regt. ~he unit was moved from Starke ~5 25 June 19o6. I i III Headauarters 2ndEn 12hthinf stationed in Starke 23 June 1927 upon apt of Majer Julian ; L. Peek an ccmmanding officer of the 2nd En. :-rC"red ::rem Starke 1 Oct 1930. Miscellaneous Units: ~.&,.,.63/ ~.) Cavalry Company (i,rd.DistBradford Co) organized 9 Sept 1870 with Capt Jacob Jchns, lstlt BS Beasley, 2ndLt Stacy Yclar; later Capt ED !lodges, lstLt EP ':la.:-c., 2r.dLt J::J Johns. Bradford Co Cavalry Co organized Sept 1e70 with Capt D. L •. n•rarez, lstLt JF. Al,r2.rez &. 2ndLt Pliny Crews. Lake Butler CavalI"J organized 26 Aug 1870 with C.::.pt 2oland Themas, lstLt Pliny S. Crews and 2nd.Lt, William A Cone. /. Staz-ke Bradford Hq 2ndBn 2..!19.:~..J-~organized in Starke in 1899; redesig HQ 3rdBn ZngTp{ in 1902; "mo;'e~fr~m-S~rke25 June 1906. \'

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e -s+ence in 1893, ~sh-American War 1898; redesignated 1899 as co Bht1i .. En,,;'ST.,in ..... " Co E 2nd 1 FlaTnf',• Disbanded 16 Oct 1915. lP ,Will!HIP' J ::ii!ilPiWiiia /. .,. 4th Sep Co organized 17 February 1920; redesig_qz.l:Js~.J~in 1920; redesig_cq li... 1st Fla Inf 5 Jan 1921; redesig Co q, 1st Inf 7 May 1921; redesig. .P l~JJ ... ~o .. J;u; 13 Dec 21; redesig Co G 124th Inf in 1924; redesig HqCo ?n~Bn,,l?l+tm.n.t 24 Aug 1927; redesig HQDe\ Jr~cL.~~ in 1940; entered fed service for .mrr 25 Nov 1940; upon return to state control reorganized as ,_liaHgCo 2PWp ]2~.ti in 1946; Starke, Bradford County

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1 Cocoa (no prior history of units in Cocoa) I 138th Trans Truck Co organized 12 Aug 1953 at Cocoa---(see Card for 138th Trans Truck for current History) . -----------~--------•-•---•----------------------t r I !

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-----:r '.dT•J9(tIE : . . /Ye .• l,_ :._ __ TheJ'i_~st _official records of this unit are in _1893 at which time a state--bl-•t-----l . C;, . was ,pasl?ea. organizing ~the-Florida Militia into 5 separ-ate battalions, and t,his ;:---:-•unit was designated Co C 5th Separate Battalion, FST (INDIAN RIVER GUARDS) in. ------:~::_: __ ~ TIT!JSYILLIE• J.D. Ca'!leron is listed as Captain in eady-1893;' inthat y~ar.;. the unit. attended encampment at Camp Dunn, Ocla. On 26 Feb 1894, Aihur T~Feaster was aptd Captain, JT Sanders lstLt, & JC Jones 2ndLt. The unit g.ttended encarnpment at Tampa in_l894; and at Camp Henderson Tallahassee in 1895• _ JC Jones wa. 13 aptd 1st .1J.t 27 April 1895; and JC Knox aptd 2nd Lt. --The unit attended encampment at Carnp Bloxham, Jax in 1896, and again at Tallahssee in 1897• On March 1898 CR Stewart was aptd Capt & JT Knox promoted to 1st Lt. RE Mims was aptd 2nd Lt on 4 April 1898. ~: ;:_ . ~. : .:~}~. :\i. I Upon the advent of the Span-American War all Florida troops were ordered to Tampa, where the 1st Jla Vol Regt was formed with 12 companies from existing units, and members of the other companies were mustered into federal service as part of the newly formed units. __ ..... Co C was disbanded, as described above. ",___ _._ .,-------------------------. ----. ' -c• J ---. \ I -'. ' ---~... ... ...... -------...---------_..,_ . : . ..:.".~-~::.-, __ ::..:: __ :~•,:. _ _:_~---~, ~---_:_-~:~_~_,: __ , __ t~7~--~~ ".. ~___ . _: ~

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Titusville, BrevardCounty ___ _ Co C 5th.Bn FST organized in 1893; disbanded in 1898 ..........,, ___ .

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,,,, .... / /. Ho ood ___ I___ Co A :J,24thin org Hollywood 10 June 1926unit served on active state duty for Hurricane Relief in 1.928, and wasdisbanded in Hollywood 8 May 1929. :' II Co C 2llthini' organized __ Hcilcywood 29 Mar 1948 _(see card C 2ll for current histor,y_of ____ _ ~----unit)~.~ ,: .. ,_ ... _l. : .. . -=-------J' .. ------------------------i t----------------•------. ' ----~------------------t. 1'~ ; :i, --,-------------------------------------------' . ij . -----. .. . ---------------------------------------________ .,_ ----~

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--=-;-=:=-~-=-~::~:~:=:~e-h=-:=. -:::=:~ry~~-o--f---uni~~~t_s---i~n~-~t_h--i~s~-c~o~mr.n.uu~.~~-.-t-y_) __ ... _-•-__._ .. -_---_~~:_-: __ -,-__________ .... _:] I 1947Co G 2llthinfRegt (See Card: 0211 for current history. of unit) II 1949Co A 2f)2nd.MedBn; AmbulanceCo 202nd Med Bn {See Card:AmbCo202Med for cUITent history of unit) ~see Card for Co B, 202nd .Armored Ned Bn) i ---•----------~---.} /?~urt
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r,7'.=~, -. -. -....... ---.. i . .. /?~. #Zd .a . ~Ge~ _.2p~ )1ud a, f?'.Z.,,/ z;..~ /.

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... ~,. ., .. . (;~/i,,~~.> ~-----------. ' /. Blountstown I 1915-C lstFla-1916-lstPlatCoH 1 SepBnWWI./// 1915Co C 1st Fla Inf Regt org Blountstown 11 November 1915 with Captain Geo T Crozier.,_ -st:Lt;s;o. Newsome & 2ndLts J I Hentz (8 Nov 15-6 Aug 16) and G. H. Guiliord., 18 Oct 16. _ I ! I I 1 I -Upon the advent of the Mexican War., units of the 1st Fla Inf Regt were_ used to form the -lstsepBn.,FHG., which s erved on state and federa1 active duty 1916 and 1917. Co C in Blountown was redesignated lstPlat Co H., lstSepBnFNG on 24 Nov 1916 under Capt Crozier & lstLt Sidney ---0-Newsome. --The unit served on Active State Duty from 24 Nov 16 to-April 17., and Active Federa1 Duty from 13 April 17 to 4 Aug 17 Guarding bridges anq utilities in Fla. ______ _ On 5 August 1917 the platoon was consolidated with Co H in Chipley., the ehtire lstSepBn was ';Consolidated with newly formed units to form the lstFla Inf., and all ordered into active _re~eral_service_forWWI. ___________________________________________________________________________________ .....,

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, I 4.._ :I-, ;-----ft ' L.(:amp--13J.,a.IU;u.ag_ _______________________________ -1 ; _; i i __ Co B (Rear) 748th Ord Battalion organized at Camp Blanding in 195'2 (See Card or Co B; -748th -Ord Bn or currenth history) ' -~_No-_prior :units stationed there. _ ~See attached a card or History-of -Camp -Blanding. ,,. --.------~-'-'.

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/. ->. . '-. I I. f f i I I f ,. i I r , I i i. I I

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Informal History of Camp Blanding, _________________________ _ (muned for General Albert H. Blanding., former CG of the 3lstDiv & CNGB) In 1939 the old National Guard training site on the St. Johns River just south of Jacksonville and !mown as Camp Johnston and Camp Foster., was acquired for use of the US Naval Air Station. In turn., the State Armory Board acquired the new site on Kingsley Lake in Clay County. Permanent administration buildings and mess halls were erected for the use of the state troops. However the site was never used by the NG for summer training., since most of the FNG was mobilized in October 19WJ. And., while most of the units ..rere sent to Camp Blanding with the rest of the old 31st Inf Div., they were assigned to another area of the camp. In the early days of planning for WWII., the US govt leased Camp Blanding from the Florida Military Dept as a two-division camp and infantry replacement training center. From that beginning it developed to a point where it was one of the really vital training properties of that war. Following the close of the war., the property was declared surplus and went thru a process of stripping and dismantling on a wholesale basis. Equipment., supplies., buildings and other assets were moved out in a tremendous volume over a period of many months., until all that remained were the orgiinal NG buildings and some of the elements of such vital services as sewer, power., water supply and streets. The state's orgiinal 31,000 acres were returned, and this tract, with the reamaining buildings., have been put to constant use since. ?Jr 1952 the federal government spent about $3,000,000 re-establishing such facilities as electric, sewage, water and rail lines, to put the ca;ap on a ttstand-by" basis for a nationa1 emergency. The existing property has been used by the Florida Military Department for extensive training., firing ranges; it maintains its overhau1 shops there for motorized equipment and such military items as artillery., signal and other technical equipment. It is also a concen tration site and equipment supply point. (contt

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On lh July 1954 President Eisenhower signed a special bill which the Florida delegation had maneuvered thru Congress, transferring 40,000 acres of Brad.ford County woodlands to the Florida Military department. This transfer was the culmination of a three-year campaign in which the Military Department, headed by MajorGen Mark W Lance, had the cooperation of interested civilian and militar'J leaders on both the state and federal level. It gives to the Florida MilitarJ Dept a total of 71,000 acres for unlimited use by the Florida National Guard as a training area. Clear title of the vast tract gees to the Milita:rJ Department, but the federal govenunent reserves the right to reclaim the property in case of an emergency. Furthermore, there is a stipulation as to income from the property, parts of which are heavily timbered. Revenue from timber leases, mineral depo3its and other sources is, under the terms of the agreement, to be returned to the land for improvement purposes, w.i.th a 50-50 state-federal split of any excess left over from this application. The Florida State Prison has grazing rights for its cattle herds on the land, in return for maintaining fences on the reser1ation, and a long range reforestation program, begun in 1952, is to be continued, w.i.th a quarter of a million pine seedlings having been planted this year(l955). The:.>e is extensive mining on the lands already owned by Florida. Some of the camp's recreational facilities are in use, an Officer's Club, Enlisted Mens Club. Other group activities are held there from time to time by arrangement with the :l1ilitary Department. The transfer of the property to the state marked the passage from federal o,mership of the only major Anny installation remaining in Florida.

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/. . ,_ ... City . . . :.• -.,-•---•------. ----------~---.. . ... ~..... ..,, ~.'.... _).899~Co H lstila.Inf; 1909-Disb;// ::t.917-C lstFlainf; 1917-'WWI/ / / 1920-5thSep::o.,In; ___ . ____ _ 19 21-G lstFlainf; H ~1s tFlainf; H 154thinf; 1924H 12 4thin.f; 19 40WWII//// 19 47-TkCol24In.f ; ____ ,:tpr current history see Ca.ed .for Tk Co 124th Inf; (see also Card :tor Hq & Hq Svc Co 187th-~--Tanlc En (120mm Gun); _ .. _ . _ ~-lI_:_19p3:'.'"Hq2ndBnlstFlainf; J,9_09-Transferred/ ///// // / f---_""'-;._-:--------.: .. ---------------. --------------------------------------•-< .JLJ2~2:'.~@~ematMe_dC_o _ :I.2_4th!nf; __ 19 5l~Disbandeg../// / // / . f_ ____________ ----------------... ------------........ .... .................... . i ' ' . ' .

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•.:.. •, :.. ,_ -----,-,--. ---------I Co H lstFlainf org 1899-1900( ?) in Lake City under C:apt Jr'H _Cox. Unit_ serv~d _on ________ _ : -ac"t-state duty 3-22 May 1901.Jax Fire; 12 Jul o:i-riot Lake City; 2,5-28 May 04-ACA; l0-20 Apr :. --1908-Pensa; -30 Apr-1 May 1908-ACA-Lake City; and attended the following encampmentsa--'-___ l9_Q.3-.J:~; -~9Q!:i:'.?~ Aug & thentoManassas Maneuvers 5-11 Sept; 1905.;,Lake Citn 1906-Tampa; __ 1907-Joint Coast Der Exs., Pensa. The unit was disbanded in Lake 6ity 10 April 1909 .:.Officers serving during this period: Captains WH Cox; JW Stephens 11 June 06; ---------J~::i-~ph_ ~nard; JiR Brooks_l5_Jan_02_; -~ Br(?Wll 10 Aug 04; L _Helvenston 24 _Jul o6; _________ . AB Vi.thee 15 Oct 1907; and 2ncn.ts H. Helvenston; W Brown 14 Aug 03; HR Henderson 13 Aug 04; ~~~L--Helvenston 4 Oct 05; JW stephens 10 May o6; AG Withee 24 June 06; L Helvenston reap 16 Oct07 ---------------------------. A few years later Co C 1st Fla Inf Regt was organized in Lake City on 17 June 1917., when ;.....the--lst-Fla--Inf Regt was refomed,-consolidated with the 1st Sep Bn., and mobilized .. into --~C?.t,Jy~ __ f.~_d_~rc -~_rvic_e __ or1.,5 August _1917sent _to CaI!J> ,Jheeler, Ga., JThere it _was disbanded ___ _ . and the_,members integrated into other fed units for service thruout the first WW. _ ., . __ :_:_Abner -JP Julian served as Capt 16 June 17 to 18 July, when he resigned; and the unit went •into :._f~4eyc3.l. ___ ~fJr?ice _under_ lstLt Maurice J _Hirsch, aptd 7 June 17 & 2ndLt Edw O Little., __ aptd .7 .. Jun •. -In the reorganization of the FNG after WWI, 5th Separate Company of Inf, FNG was organized in Lake City 17 Feb 1920, under Capt Talmaa.ge c. Young; the unit was rtcdesignated 1'::Cl_JJ 1st Fla Inf __ 5_Jan 21; .'.l'ho_H. __ Bates _asnd __ Temp _CO 19 Jan 1921; Clinton V McClurg asnd CO __ . _ '_ 8 Mar 1921; and on 7 May 1921 the unit was redesignated Co H 1st Fla Inf. On 7 Dec 1921 the I -un1 t ---was-again -redesignated co-H l54th Inf .r~aile B Allen aptd co. 27 Apr 23; Thos L Crouch ----: ~_j._g _ _Q_O_:)JLQct __ ?J; unit.redesig_Co H l24thln1" 28_May 1924; Edmund .A. Wright aptd __ co 25 Mar .. 25; Unit served on Act State duty in 1929 in connec. with the Mediterreanean Fruit Fly campaign; . --:again---:tn--1.933 a.t-the-Raiford-Prison-ru.ot; •lfin---25 Nov 194o,--the -un1 t---was-mobilized-rtto-:-activeiJ.ecier~_serv:ice_!or_J{W_.II.:...und,er_Cap.t_Wright1 ,.lst_Lt. __ Robert_BJI~~~s, __ &_Jmdl,_t.s_Jiugh_A ___ _:__ --•... :.: ; -;,• .. -. . . .... . -.-,:: . ... .. ,::_. .... _:. . .. . . , .. :.. :

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... . . Wil~on & Harold F Milton. During 'hWII the ur~t trained intensively with the l2lrthI~ (3riJ in southern camps., and served on New Guinea., Morotai Island., Luzon & Mala in the Phillippin;~f~. The 124thinf is entitled to battle credits for participation in the Southern Philippines & r New Guinea Campaigns, and the 2nd.En was cited for outstanding performance of duty in action ;~ .against the enemy on Mindanao, PI, and was awarded the Presidential Ur..it Citation for its action. / After WWII, the unit was reorganized in Lake City as Tank Co., 124thin, FNG on 27 Feb 1947. See card "Tank Co l24th 11 for current history of the unit . * * * * * II Hq 2ndBn 1st Fla Inf Regt organized in Lake City 28 Joie 1903, in corr ... ':land of Major AB Sniall, and served continuously until its return to Live Cake in 12 July 1910. The unit _ attended Encampment: 1903-Jackscnville; 1904-st.Aug; 1905-Lake City; 19o6-Ta.~pa; 1907-Joint .1 Coast Def Exercises., Pensa; 1908-same; 1909-Jaxand served on active State Duty 10-28 April -1908 at Pensacola. Officers during this period: Major: AB Small 28 June 1903-Ret July 1910; Adj: WL Tedder 1899-1904; GM Whetstone 14 May 04; Lyman Helvenston 2 Oct OQ; GT Jarrell 16 March 07; Quartermasters: GT Jarrell 2 Mar o6; Ozzie Fisher 16 Mar 07; Lyman Helvenston ., :_2 _Oct 07; .AE. Leslie 14 Feb 10 '. ,. . * * * * i ., ' Ill _2nd En Medical Platoon., Medical Company 124thinf org Lake City 24 March 1949 under < . .---Capt Samuel Aspis., CO; _ Lt Frank P Bendebaugh asnd CO 13 Oct 19$0; unit reorganized 1 Mar 51; •. Inactivated and federal recognition w/drmm 1 Nov 51EM transfered to Tanlc Co, 124-thinf •. . , * . *. * *. . .. i .-.-:. ;.. ~' .. : .". . . . : :. :. . . ; . . : ..... ,. _ .. . ... •, 0 ~A :,l' _..

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' 1920_4th Sep Co erg STARKE 17 Feb 1920 und~r CaptDWitt C Jones;. ----~21.:-R.ed.csig-Co H 1st Fla :i:nf-5 Jan; Red.e.sig G 1st Fla Inf 7 Hay 21 -*-------------------:*--------•-~*-~-----••i---------*--:.,_____________ . ___ * __ ________ . * -----:---.---:-*--:---1921Co G at LAKE CITY redes=bg Co_ H 7 _Hay 21_; Redesig 154th Inf J Dec e1 . _ 1924Redesig 124th 'Inf28 l{ay 24 , . . .::_: 7 -1929Act State Serv :ACA-1-i:ed Fruit FlyCanpaign 1933Act Stateserv lCARaiford Riot 191.;o= IIea.es:tg 1"24-Eh tn:t TRitieT:Ci-fay ---------------:------------Officers in command during this -per-iod-Capt--Glintdn -V MCClurg,-Earle -B. -.Allen -27-Apr ); -. _ Thos L Crquch 18 Oct 23_; :Ed.mmd A. Wright 25 !•~ar ~5_._ 0 ______ ., ____ _ : .... ~:~..c, ~----:~.. ::~ 1 Tcii 19!..u.:.. Eo"b:i:lized-into aEtive"'l'edertl' Service-25 Nov 1940_ W~th_--Capt 'Wright, . -1st .Lt Rcbert--B-Har1".ness,2ridLts Hugh--A--Wilson;&-Harold-f-.ilton _; __ ---------------. . . ~-------•---..--------------------------~.. . ___ .t. -_ ------------\-----I ! Lake Cit C6lumbia Co H 1st Inf r_. -----• _..,. •-, .• ' I organized in 1899; fiisbanded 24 April 1909. ---. --. . . . -----\-----,------,--c-. ---. ,, { ":') ~,' .. (.... --~--~-4--~--.• .--..,., ---~--, I -I ... --; -. ' -_, -----. ---.. ,_"1-, .; ..

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Lake City, Columbia '----Co C 1st Fla Inf organiz_ed-7-June 1917; en'tered ww:r-5 .Aug'l917•--'--:..~_:_ ., . . . . . . . . . , . . --i /, -----------~' /. --------.. -.... . . -....... -----------;. , Lake City Columbia Cou,n -~---~--~----'--;:__ ___ __: __________________ .=__;:__=-:---"-...L...----:--:----~~--i L--..... ' . -~.. . . . .. .

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Lake City Columbia : .. -~q 2ndBn 1st Fla rn: organized l~OJ;.moved 12.Juzy .1910; ....... .-,-------.. --! .J .... ----~--... -.---.,~----.i--•• ...... . / ___ -~ ff., . _ -'\_~: :. '-(o0fJ._/H~_/_:J. Y-~~---:-7 .. --....... :... 7'" ...

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. r -!i~--4,-P~/~y_~ -.r/a.k o/x --------~1..B:.J._LJ_y_ / •"" .;• ' ' I, ', : ' --. --------.-~~ .. --------~-------------------------llt.7_,.._-&, # .n. t/ 15 P'f "4'11~~ .. ;,,el~/4 ,{_ ~hN r;; .2~ '16-rJ fl__c ~,,.,. u' d".m:.)ii~ /l'~~ . _ ~: __ --~-? .. ,Cef "l''Jff"7-'r7_),; /11"/"vf'cw/.r,.,., ~'1 a,~ v~-V,V.i P ,/VtS:a,t'A-,, t'o ;;,o .J"~s,1?/.ro/,,_/~-/~l,/./f.Jlr y!/r: A/ ,.radr,-, .s-c. /$.:r~-/ A_, (1-o 2. -_' -~ v ;r.er/-.r,~ &..,t?!!:'l, /~~.., /o-Y'!J,/ .. __ __ _ __ t!'/-:-~r'J>' ,t_~,c.L-~1~&0 y-n),;:.. __ _ __ ______ __ --'-____ _____ :-:. _ _ -~ .. ___ ... _ __ _ ________ ..:. -~/,1'~ ~..,tA -~ /S" ~?o )~ -:n.); '#-_H' /de.U~ .i-:z v"~ ~-~I?• ,-,,.~-PJ; Adr.1:; Tk ~&~1} / &.,o'7"5"o"tf, ~.r~ -.\ '_;__lf,F~-; .,;.e19 #'~~ .C-~-?1'4~/fl' _/,l-/f_#n1t7•~~/); -____ ,_: __ :_ --: -____ --: . .. !...:-;-----~-:---;-.• t'f~~•:,~(;;~~~f Y_-~~.o .. (fr-9-.r~.,-~o/r-/-~,._,/"4 if" .. ~r-?.,;~Al'~,?~~_ ,;;l.:A/.~~/-,,_ J":7ft/,../ (j~t•-.$"-0-~ /,Q~e-(J'Df7-S-3.)_; dt''o/ ;r& dw~-,, ti/A~~,~ ~~~:~:~t:Qlll" J'"M~ :~ ;-1/=R4'7:#.~~d.. / JltJ:.~,; ~_;0th~ K-,o4_,; ., .. ; .... ----~. , . ,, I , ' \ . If~ .. Ff Th /J(C~/f'~ j] ~3'JJUAL : _ : -_ --: ,_ ' ___ : _: _ ,. _ _ _ . .. ___ -.:. _ -. -. I __ . ____ . ____ ,. 1 __ ._..,... __ .. _______ ._ ______ -------------.------~--------~---------; , '. .. , ' , . -_ -___ ,

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/. ------------------.r--.. ----(Miami Area) 1 :t CoroJ. Gabi.., -LI_ 191l~CoM _2ndFlaint; 1917-WWI (Co M 124thr.nf)/// .1919-2ndSeP:::o 1 InFNG; 1921-B lstFJ.aln.f; .--:--.. B 154Inf; 1921',-B 124thinf; 1940-WWll/// 1947B 2llthinf--(See Card :for B 1 211th Inf :tor .History-or un1t-) ------------------------•--------------------------------------... -------------{-----------------------------------------------. . ' ' I, . . -.. __ __.. ______________ . -----

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(Miami Area '. t ' ,-, ----------->! •co M 2ndF1ainfRe5!: otgan:izeti _in 9~ra1 _Gables section. of Miami_on.19 July 1911, ~deT, Capt___: ___ _ 1 J F Jaudon. The unit served on active state duty iri aid of civil authorities iri Miami -;...._18-Jan-1912; and in Jacksonville 30 Oct-15 Nov 1912; attended encampment at the state camp ______ __ ,: _1 _J:ro~
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-. --:...• •s:: : .=~-/?~~:~~_;;._:.::_~~~~---~:.~~::~~---~ . --___ :~"I . ---~ _,6'_...,-/. ~--: /4 /J/7-/_A?_ \ /. I. ' ___ Doral Gables, Dade GountyCo M 2nd Fl
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.l t Hanestead ....-----.,..,.----,----~------------------------------------------~--------"" -,, _ _. ______ . ----------------~--------1 , I Compaey D 2llthinf erg Homestead 10 Mar 1948 (see gard D_211 jor _currenthistor,y __ oi' __ unit) '-----------------. . . . . -. . . . .. :, ---------. ----. /-------------------------------------------------~,/4r__ -~~~ff.~-. ___ ._ &, ,,,C-_o'J_//_ -----~-------~-------------------------------------------------------------,. ., ------------------------

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. : i . ' . '.-~ ---: . -.. ; ~---1UAMI 1t11 u 111111 . -~ •. •,...l._.,..-_Band 2nd Fla Inf.Regt org Miami 24 Nov 1908---disbanded there.25 July 191h attended ... Chicamugua Maneuvers and other. encampments w:ft;h 2nd Fla Inf; Chief Musician Albert =---;•:::~-': Kaufman; 'Band Section, Hq Btry th CA Regt (HD) organized w/st at Miami on 25 ______ 1930; WO Caesar LaMonaca asnc Band Leader; Lt Thomas J. Kelly.asnd CO of Band on 3 Mar; Band Sec redesig Band 265th CA Regt (HD) 1 Mar 1940 (GO 3-40); Inducted into Active Fed service :for WWII on 6 Jan 1941 (GO 1.;.4l) for eurrentmstorysee card ror ___ . ___ ...,,1st .Inf .. Div.Jland; ____ ______ .. _ ---__ _ ... -----_ .. .. ~i:1: -: ., ... See History Card for Coral Gables; . . ------------------•---•---------~---~-------------•----, . . . . . . ; III. Hq Co 1st Bn e 1st Bn 1~4th Inf org 29 July.1925:;t Mi~i-~d;r. 1stLt. N ~than s. Nob _,. 1928 -ASDAcAHurricane Relier; -~L: . .::_ . ..:. C..:.1929 ~..:.converted .to .Rifle Company.and Redesig Co.A 124th Inf J.4 May .. 1929; ------------.: . . 1930 .;. ASD ACA Med Fruit Fly Qr. . . .. . . . . ...:;•--: .:. 1932 ASn AcA Et. tauderda1e; exhort and guard to cu.bans;-:-:----_-----"'-~-:___:.. ... -~.:.::...1935 -.ASD ACA .Tavenier.Hurricana.Relief •...... ------. . . . 1936 ".". ASD ACA Ft Lquderdale guarding prisoner . ;;.: Redeslgth-Irit' .. (Rifle) TMa"y40; Mobilized "for WWII 25 Uov 40 under .:..c._;. ____ .... /MacFarlan; 1st Lt John J.Klein,-2nd Lts Walter G Smith and Joseph J Spence; . ... •.. Commanding Officers: Alva F Carden WH Peeples, Jr. and John G. MacFarlan; :: 1947 For Current History-see c-ard for Co A, 2iitli.Ifn; . .... . ,. . .-------------------1 :...------------------------•-.................... -----------~. ----------------""'•---_ ..... . :,•. . . .. :: -. : ~. .. . . .. -.

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.-_ . ---,-~-----~-----~~----•-~~--.......... --------.--_~_;,_.,.-• .. i ' -:J The lo6th Med Regt wa.s composed ot troops_ .trom Florid;a, ,ou1si~a_; Mis_sis~~pp.L_and . Ala with regimental Headquraters at New Orleans; the Florida allotment consisted of two .regiment~ officers heading Hq (Ff); Hq 2ndBn in 'Miami Beach; and Company E, stationed first ~t st. -Petersburg and_ then at Ft. Myers. _ Company E had an history , that coulli .be _~traced back-mmy years; The headquarters of, the Regiment ;W~s.;organized and :federally recognized 28_ July_1936 _in New: Orleans with Col Anees Mog.abgab in ::: command._ Col Correri P.-Youmans he"aded the Hq "(FP) in MIAMI, the same date, and re:.; m.ainded in command when the unit entered federal service for .WWII 25 Nov 40 •. Lt Col. Ralph E Stevehs served as executive officer until his retirement in October 1938, whe _I-1e was succeeded by Major;;Shuler H. Etheridge, who resigned l October 1940. The 106 , . Med Regt was inducted into active federal service for WWII on 25 Nov 1940 with other elements of the 31st Inf Div and trained intensively in the southern states. On 10 •~-: Feb 1942, ~he Regt was redesignated the 106th Med Battalion and Company E redesignate Clearing Co 106th Med _En and as such served thruout the 'war.with the 31st Inf Div. .. (See card Company E 106th Med Regt for WWII History). _Hq 2~d Bn 106th Med Regt ~as -~rganized but ri~t federally recognized on 15 June 1940 a Ft Myers under Major Baker -Whisnant, f()rmer commanding officer of Co E 106th Med Regt at Ft. Myers •. Upon Major Whisnant 1 s retirement Hq 2nd Bn 106th Med Regt was. organize .... and federally recognized _at MIAMI BEACH under Major Bruce H. Sisler on 23 Oct 1940 an was mobilized into active.'service 25 Nov 1940 with other element,s _of _the 31st Div (For WWII hi5tory see card Hq 106th Med Regt;). :. .. .. . , -, -. . .. ' ,-, .',. . ,. ' ' : : , .': ' ,' --~, ' ', , ' '. _i " ,. ' " I ,yr 1927 -: Btey p 265th CA; 1 Bn (HD) org 11 August 1927 in MIAMI with Capt Gail Mansfield. : -T> . . i~i : :=crile i!:!i(~r:a~~/f 9~;r c!!~ 8 Roge/earter ~dco 16 De~ 29; '. . ' Redesig Btry nand aand to 2nd Bn -J~ _1930. under Capt Roger carte,r._ _ . . 1935 .ASD ACA Islamorada 28 Feb -llMay 35 _also ~-llSept. Unit di_sbanded l5Nov .1935; .~ ,' ' .... .-"" ____ ,_ .• ---.. ~. J_ -----------. : _v.u:_ -----~q_ 31!~. ~-~?.?~~--c_:~_ss_n<3: B:t_MIAMI_ on 1 J_~ 1930;_ with_B~ttery D ~t Miami _and _Btry_ E -~t, Key West composing the battalion. Major Gail B. Mansfield co. 1 ---19J2 M~Jor W, V. Albury asnd En CO on-2 Nov -.32,-and Bn Hq JT1oved to Key West-on-1---_______ Np_v;______ _ __________ ___ _ _ ___ __ ____ _ ______________________ ___ _ _ _______________________ ____ _ ..• : Lvnr----Btry F th CA {HD) FNG organized Miami 2 Oct-1939; CaptThornas J. Kelly OO ;-.. 1 1 ___________ 194Q_ ~_B!,ey__ f., _ a~g._ to __ ~dj3n_ w/hq i~_Key_ WeJlt._2_~ __ J_an __ 4Q_:: _w/hq _if!_ Jatj(B9riville_ 26_M 40; 1941-Inducted into Fed Serv for wwn-6 Jan 1941; ----(Fo_r _ current ~story_ see _ca_r_d _ for _Hq _& _Hq Btry 712th _ AAA En _(Gun 90mm) _ ,. I . { . . -J IX -For current history of_-Hq-Hq Co 202nd Med En see card for Hq -& Hq Co 202nd Med En; -t... -------------------. -----------------------------------------------------. ---------[ See Card for Clearing Co 202nd _for current history;_ . _ --_, _XI ___ -. ___ See __ Card_f_or_Hq Hq_Qo __ 211th _In.6._f_or_current _history;_ _______________________________ : __ .\.---: -_~-xrr -See Card -for Service Co llthrnf' for current-history;--~------~-----------:---.-, .. . :_ i... . .. .-: ; XItrSee card for Hq Hq Co 1st Bn 211th Ifn for current history; . . __ .... _. .. ~-. . . . _-: •. :. i.. --. --------. ,.. -. ... . . ----------.. -----. ---------. --. _.nv .. :~-_ See_car_d _for_ls~ __ Bn_ _Me~ __ Jl_~t ___ Me_g _Cs>_?lJ:~_!t_I~_foi:__~!_~nt historyt_ ______________________ _ -_"< ,_: L-_ ___ ------_ --. ---")---.---------------.. --------~------, _____________ _._._ ___ . . . : . -...--... --------------

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... --, -'. ... ,,r._ ,j• --: , -.; ::_ :h~ W~rld war_tt~unit~ : . ---.. __ If "/-_-'-9 _ :__ ________ !f;.r__ __ 91611//l,Y _ ,11;a_1t!,,,/1jz/ I I l'i 373& /TI l-y' -----------------.... )-----• --u#Jz;: ---------i:, . . ----. ---------------------. --------__ _: ____ -----------. -----___ .. ------------______________ .,;.. __ --. ------------. . ' -----------------------------. --------.--------------.... -.-------------------------------Active State Buty: -------.. ---------------------------------. ---------------~-------: . ' -.. -------------------... ---------------r --------------.. I ' -a. .. ,. --.

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.. .. , ,.-:.-:-.-:,: : •' .. ----.;. "" .... Pre World War TT if~ft'a ... "':"•~;.,. .t•: _-,, -~~,c_.JU,u;..LU.-J11 .... -.JU..--~~~=-----------------~-----~-------:-11Y.~-U!4:.1 ,_ ---' -•--' . ./ _.. ____ .._ ____ .. --.. 1 -. ...:..•.'---•.. -;•----":--••• --------------~•-.-.r--•-,. -• .. -------Band Section,. Hq. ~Btry ,26.5tlLCA .(HD) ~(00 -:2j i;r 30) _ _,.Federal Rec •. .:. 25 ,Fe1:,,'.30 -----~ ' . B~d Section, Hq. ~Btry, 26.5th CA (HD) redesignated ,:' ' . . ' '.. . : ~d,-265th-CA -(HD) :;.-1:11ar)--~-'.etfective Maro. -----, ---------~:-~-~--:~---------------~-11~ 1930 ---•-•----•---------•--•-~---•••-••--•--•--•---I --. . ---i ' .. ,/: -.' -~-------' -_ ------:" .-------. -' ' Ji.. '. Pre World War n .. . un1t"'s --~-------------------, __ ,_ ' I .. .:::-• ... ' ' . . . . ' ! --.)ir_JJii .Infantry Co., A G __ Report 1919 Federal Inspec. 17 Oct 1919 ----j __ J..._ nrantry-eo--;"Charif;ed_-to.. .-----..... 2nd Separate Co. 1st Fla In!---(00 17---.10 Apr_-20). -2nd Sepll"ate Co. st na_Ini' changed 'to:.;: '. . : -. 'Co~. B; lst-Inr (Go ~f 7 Jan 21) . -. ~-----------------------..---:.Co. B, -1st Bn., lat Int (00-9 7-Mq 21) _ Co. B, JS4th Inf. "'l:3 flee 21 /? ,~/9/'/ . --co11111m1ding--orr:Ccers: Capt~ waiterD. ~~ayn&:-1919(sta.Dted units)-~-----... .... ___ ______ ... _ .• .. Capt.-Robert .N •. Ward-l919(Jul) _Capt •. Benjamin B. Acree_ . . -----1---------.-------------. ------------------------------------------. -. -' . I 'Acti.lle State Duty: •I-.-•-•------••-----•-•-•_, rI ._. -.,.. I -_\ _., -. -. ---,.-__ .. ____ .. _ /. . .. I .. _._ .. ---------__ ...... _____

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.... . :: -:: :--,:.:. ;:-::_:.-.•:<:: -~~.:_:. :•:.:/: ,1 .... ... Pre World 'War Ir ' I .. -., ... Units l ,. ____________ .. ----•------) ----------------......... . . . Active Duty: Sept. 1928 Hurricance_Relief ___ ~-... .Sept. ;193f: Aid of civil authorities _______________________ --____ ---~------,-----~------Feb;-1935 ;:.-Aia of -cinl"aU:thorities. . . , . \ . : ! ' ; .. ;.., . . ..[ . --. -~--,.-.' ..... ,_ --,---------,--: ------------------------~-----~-----------. ----~---.. _________ .I ... __ . . ' ., .. -----13/ ' ... •, Pre \ltorJ d W'ar II .. , . . . , . . . . . . . . I . Btry F, 265th .CA (HDL .. (G0.11.,..,. .. 16_Dec 39)-:FederalRec~ -'2-0ct.39: ________ , __ ..... ... : . . ' '. . ; , ~. . : ... ~ .•, r ._--------,-.~---------------• ------------------------.; ____ Co11111Qllding_~fficers:..Capt •. Thomas J •. K~ ___ __: __ ------------------------------. ' 1-------._ -----L.. -............ I ------'.-----. _____ , ______ ---I .. , -... .....

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---------~-! -----l . . . l~_.._.., ., .,-,.,.~. . .1,.._ __ , '. •---..-•----_lliaci.,_Dade County -Co L 2nd Inf Regt organized 1899; disbanded 1 July 1913 ... . -_...

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~. -:.. . -. ---• .• --• •, ,.._ r, --• ___ •_,. --~_;,::..:,_ -----: 1 BAND 2nd Fla Ip! organized 24 Nov 1908; Disbanded 1915. _HqCo 1st ,Bn 1.?lrt;,h . ..I~ organized 29 Ju]:y 1925; entered Tetferal service for WWII 25 Nov 1940; .. reorganized as Co A 211 iur Re.g:t, . ----------~----------•---__________________ ,._ ------------I ----1:. ______________ Mia.mi,_ Dade_ County ___________ _ --I'/~ redesig ,,Q.o A 12hth Inf in 1929; upon its return to state control ------------------______ , ---------:_,.

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--:-..-:,: ::-,::,:;<.:: ;•:/:::•:>~-.:.~>/\~:./::. :-::~:.::./ . . ~ -.~_:• :-. .-._-< .: .. .... -~""~...:.: ..:.:...~:.:~,,.,-:1_,,_..:.:~::.._:::,.-~...;; ... ,:.;,~-~~~-~.....:i_4,2"i..;._::;~~:-~-<~:., J'•~ .-.:-,-:,.,, .... ~,._:.:--.:_ .:,: ; .•. _ .• __ ; :._: -~ . . . .. ___________ Miami, _J)ad_e-County_ __ _ BAND 262th CA Regt organized 25 Feb 1930; entered federal.service 6 Ja.ri 1941 _fqr ffiITI; reorg upon its return to state control as-~Np 51st pj,y on 15 April 1947. /. Miami ---_____ ., ---. , _Dacie _C::01.1n:ty _______________ _ _ .at:g: Q 26~$&~ c4 Bn organized ll August 1927; redesig 1 ~ran 1930 as B,tg D 265th CA Reg!; Disbanded 1 Nov 1935. ._•: .. , -----------------------------~-------------------------------~----.-. : -~ ... ---~--~--------.---. ------------------------------------------------------.. ,_.:, ' --------------; ''-• ----------~-----~ .. :-:

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.. .. ":'. . :-. .. . ., " •' . •, _____________________ Juami_~ Dade ~9_tin~-------,-i Hq 2nd Bn 265th CA Regt organized l Jan 1930 (~ _. ---~~ h /4.y /7'l-6-z//'73~,,,, /. 1' Battery F 265th CA Re5t organized 29 Oct 1939; entered federal service for mvrr on. 6 Jan 1941; on release from federal servic~ reorgunized at Miami as Hgl!gB.atteg, J.2th AAA GJJU~ on 17 Dec 1946; mobilized & ordered into federal service for the -~ .Korean emergency l ~ray 1951; released from active service 30 April 1953 and returned to state control at home station 1 May 53; Unit disbanded and federal recognition 'Withdrawn 20 May 1953. ---(org later at Sarasota) . ____ _ ---~--. --, ____ --------1 --.. ... . ...... ..... . .'---,.: -.:~. .:. ,

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.. -:-,': .. OPA LOCK.A I . _ llhth Afc&t,t1.squadron Type F organized at _Opa Locka NAS., On 21 Sept 50. (GQ.31':"50);. " .. ..... -. .. capt Jame s1foKle-assn-_-'. .-_---_-~:------~---~-_ _. --_-_-----__ -_-.------_-.-----_-_:'..::._.--~~ ---<--__;:__-~, ,....,_,_ ; ...

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i .. l ~-IJnits in Ax:eadia ____ __ _ ____ __ _ ___ I_____ :!-89J~_5 _Sep .Jm-1896//_ ,I t -------------------. ------------. ---------r-_i~~~--K ~;~:F~::w ___ l91S; _1917 __ :-~Ll92J_F __ 2nd_Bm._ll6th FA.; _1937 .Sv Btry_'ll6th..FAJ .1940_ I'rMII//-1947-D 712th (fo~--~nt Hisu,ry see Card D-712~h); _____ --~------!----------------------------------------------. -----m1917 4th Co CAC~ 23 Sep 1918// J IV. -------------------------------~~----------------------------. ----------. ,.._.

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~--_ ; ID -,thSep::ln _ lf:9.3'-189~_: _______________________ --------_J ___ ___ , _ .;~-----~. , -In -i89j" the--r:tllitb in Flor,i,:i:; ~;::,~. c,rg,:::ui.-:ed into .5S_H• .3ns .1r._i th~ _lli:_~~? GU;-.r:.DS~ t.tuch_ ~.:.?, ___ _ --t-;;cr. -formed -at -an -unl:no1:n e~rlier uate --1-rere-d1?~1"~.:i.tei --cc-n -stn-s,~p 2:i in ARCADIA. "1.etLt uat~s ,. _. _:_;-: WG.!:. a m1e::t-r c,f U,•'.; __ unit_ir. _r::2_r2:: _lB9J;_,o!nC.:.Co_D _ _1j,t_t,:r:.dE.d, er.c.:::.-:;,!'1•:r_t.in le93 .:.t .C"'1np :},:rm, ----. --, -ccai~;-; in.i ~t'!L":p; ::.n le'.14. Ch~.rk:. y. ~(cr_rE~~cr ,:as ~f'M ~.pt; ___ __ f.~:ha::\:-:-:-~!;~• __ F~-,.-~a-~d~~: -2:v:ll,t en 1~ [•-=,:; 1[";. TIE,.:.nit -.,.aer,:.~ ,:;r.c,'.!,,-1p:rtnt_ [.:_t l..:? .-:cr .. fo1•.:.cn .:J.l..c.l-i ... ~.:."'e .Ln lc,;1,., ~~-,•::!Jr.;z c.'izl::r.J.:::l in Arc::.:ii:. c1 ;~ ,_:_:c!:'. :!.ti~E. ,_ ---------~--~--_'•-----,119 ~--.:IJ:--3-S,'1--:;~;•.:;,r"':e C;:;rd -----.---.-:-------------•--------'---------. --:III~Lt.~:-cc-c_:_c. c,i-:=-.:-r~l~~-i-in-A!'c~.:Ji:i. cr~-?O T.;..,:-isi:1 i;S•::1--~::-d i:, -.\~~;-,.df~--~~til0.i~h.n_ic_d 2.'.3 -~ --Sir,t, -1~28.C~p+.ci~1 -;;0.Jories-,_-}tstL~}h~as A~de~-&-,2n~~-jllf:Dtsh~n~wer~~."tfe-".ffi~e!}J , _OJ ic,; ' _,_•: -~.• __ ':,_.:__..,v~:_~ __ _:_._._::: ____ j:v~ Hq'?ndEni16thFA \J,;S-~-f~ ~:i-Ar~31.ia2lirov-1939 till 21Jfov 1:,V) l.;._'1'.:C'.:' !L:.jor :t~~Of_~--~-~--------Sni+h.-. ---------------------------------------,--. ----.. -1 . . _... --------. / ----------------_ _. ____ ----___ _:--------_,,-----------------. -----------------I , -... -:-• .. -------~-.. _._______ ..,. ,__... _____ ---...,_._ ___________ •-... ,~ I, It., ... ~.:.._, .• _ t~c.::dia r . ' I I ~II--------""I'-------------------------------------------------------,-----: ----.. --~----------I I. : ... I I .. . . ' •, ;-'. ---co" 1:--::ncIT:1:.To.ffa:-gt oi-f,.i.rd.~-ed-.A"ic-::.clla --25.Feb" r915 u.11dei .c~-pf Thright:-N :Jarco -,-i.10 -se1-YecC~. :....fror.. 25Fet -1115-unti".!---7 !.r:!'i:!.-lnt.;-lstLt.-Fra.."lk-CR;lls-Jr 25',-Feb--15;---u."ld ndl-t-JH--Wlu.tlden--, 5 1.llgust. 1915. Enc.'.lI.1pr-:~nt at ~tate C.unp Grounis 1915; the uni_t _w~.s~_d_i_~_}:)!t11.~-e_~_l._!l ___ ,[u...'1_E_;'! J9JL. __ --. ;reorgc.iiiT::feaab~rion-21 -Jun~ -1916 .iiidefr ,"C:~pt -R-upe-n -S::ilf11,-Lt Jchn ~T.-iidden and 2ndLt Pa.ttick : i...Houstor ..:__ u"':, orde 1 red -to -acti vo--federal-servicc -0n -6 -,July-1916--J;'or -th~ l:<;;;d.cwi-Bordt::rW3r-. --!,. ret;.;__""nc:. to S~::.t12 Cc,ntrc,l en li l'..:irc!1 ln7; 2n-::J..t E'.-T stuu~~w?_s __ .:ir,_~~--;t._tiflLl::,,_:_~~;t.]; )I).~ __ '~. ;-the" urux-.r:fs again-inobil~ed--irifo --2.cH ve i',~:dE-r.:.2 -si r.iic:e f:1r :,~. 0~ 5 "w,ust 1917. I ~;1 i _co_Y.-~n:iE'lalniRcgt uas reaesi1,"Tl.i.tE:d -Co-1~ -l,24th--Inf-R~gt--dW'.ing-:-federal~ervic•::: _for-lT.i[-an.: :~. _; afte1~ the w2.r was reorgwtlzed 2.;::ain in Arcadia on 19 Se:pt 1923 as f?att~.~z_;F_ ~~~tlzl __ ]J6_tKf~,(-was. cc,nvE-rt~d fro:"'. -nor"ie-E0Trud~--=-dr~1n1 -J:O-Juiy-~933_;_ at 1enic_d_swii.1;erencampr.r.nts '.at Ft.s: oragg --~. _ 1 & . J::ickson;-~erved ~n-u.::tiv&---state -duty-1926-ACA -Riot LaBellq--1926-Flood-Relief-at--Moorehaven, , 1 1928-flood Relief at;. Okeechobee Cit:,; _______________________________ . _________ _ :Bitt-::ii:/F ucn tbe-trho:rdCfrcy-Tropizy-in-1935 tor-Ii.ig1e-iC ~r..1orJ drill &tte~dance. Rupert Snith :4fas -in-co:nmand•of--the-unit.-On--l .'!.pril 1937Battery}? -uas redesignated -Service B:attery FA. _ 1 (~es_s_ E_~Jd_:sc_~~ion_)!... _TM )3_m1_9-__S_c_c~Jc!]_ di_s}rui_d~d __ i1_1_ l!~nt~r_lfa.vcn cn __ l.5 _April _1937_-and_:_ __ .: 5vEtry_ redesig SvBtry 116thl'A on 1 July 1940. The t:nit attended cncar.1pr.1ent d Ft.,focksc.n in . (1937-and--Participated-in-'I11ircl An:c,•-I'.:cmers -at-DeSoto-lbtion.il Fcrc:;;t;rn.s::;.in -1938-wc),;:..,.. : -_ . :rlcbili::rnd in.to ac.tive federal 5er-\/'ice \r.i.th c,ther unit:; of th:•jlst_ Div_on_25_rlov __ l9!.i0. ________ _ ---•----------------.. --. --------. . ) _:Captain Sk.nhc,pe Sr..ith transferrc:d 19 !lo\' 1939; Tho.~::i.s R f.roi.'!1 aptci _Capt 22 Dec 39; TR Brol-m . ~se1-vea-c1snc!Lt (1n-1it-u -or-1st)frc,n 19 Stipt -23-to-1 Apr L:or uh-s11stLt.!b . .r.-:tirt-carr.:i1:A::1.lo ,_., :--:-_,w.-..s-;,.ptd. .. --___ __ , ____ _________ -:_ ------.. _ ---~ --' _____ '., ______ ------r----------:,---.. _: _, ;111e unit trained at C:imp .Slu-1:Ung, Fla-Louisic
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, . --:-:.-:. ,: ! T_hc b~t taiior, traint~ --~ ,'TL~t ,; . :as_si~;.~;;z: & 'louisi ~a.: . .s2_i~ed fr.~;11! ~;;;;~-6~~-~-I~~~/~\:~~!~t.,. :1211J.rchl.ili ..n.:J. fought t.hru r;ew Guinaa, Dut.ch Eas.t. Indies l:. he: 11rilippines •. I:t,. was imctivnt 1 ~d ;20 Dec 19L5, and reorganized after lf.JU-as Batterj" D.7].2tb AAJ~Gun Bri. on 15 Jf.:lj• 1947, ._ '.:::i.pt. Alfred V Clark was 2snd cor:-.:1?-!'id; un.H re,Jrcsi 6 Etr.• D 'i'12t:h .I..AA Gun Bn(M) 1 Dec. L?.;.~mr.--T .. Lt 'I;,ichail Pa•:,ser CO 27 H~ 19L9; 1org .. i;;a::.n as H:::, D ,12th JJ.:. Gun Bn (9Crr1m.) 1. 9c.1 .1); ,; ,",:.•,c• 'Rrx,rg 1 f.1, 1 ril 1951; .::..n::i mmbili::.<:.d i:,.nd or.:;eI'c. in 1 ,o_Acthc Feder.:.1 .S,:;r/ice 1 1~.:r-', for the Kore::.n Ernerg<::ncy. (I:o cffici::!l J:..:.:c.r3 of -tJ1::_t ;;:,;;1-v c.S yet); ._... In J_O J..pi.'il -17.SJ., 'the Bn 'u.:.::' rclc.::.sed from "cti:e fEj.:rc:.l sarvice, rttu...--n::•~ to ~~.::..:.e cc,ntry 1 ?'. .. :, .t'e .:i.t J..rc:a:.:a uith •.-:oJG I:ci /•.lt,rit~ .. c.n ''.?.cti~ CO". Lt !:ich::_el Fooser 2.snc. ::tr:., CO 14 Jul;;; u:J.t norg :rde:sig jl::::h .'.rJ... :Cn (Gun,.::-::.) en 1 Oct 53; in:l. c.n 1 ;re,; 53 a• ~:.v:::i.e:d :~ ,6~p~~i!Ca~-\~.~f6~ ~~;1~.1G;~;~\~1a:t9~si:t~9i~~54.tr~t1o;~hi~f.,~~;ti~~ ~it ~~ 1 ~ar i tor.,D '712th AAA-Bn (90mm Gun)• -; .,,'. -, . :,<-' > '', :_'.,:' _., ' '-.. .. .. ;. '' ., .c, ' '• 1 . ' ' ' . . ' ' . . , ' . ~:, :~ 't : :; .I . , ,. r . _,,,, ~ .. -v, -~ .. -:~ --"' . I --.. --.. -.--.---------.---.......,._. --.. ., . ....,.. .. .,.. ----.-. .• I \, Arcaili~~ :J?eso~o' Fla . : ' : -• . 1893 ~Recorci~:c sh~: tfu.it -~t-~as-)n ,. erlstani;~ a~--thi~-thl-;~:1_-; .i;~adiA ;-:-c.S?.PA.cy_.PJ . . DeSoto Fla.. •-•-,----------~--------------------0 --------------~-.: .. ,--c-•-:-•..:_:off1.ce~s: >.Capt._:~le~ _w. ~Fc:>I'.res-ter _apt4j.4 J:>ec~J.8-91'-:~e_sign_eJLJQ_ ~_-18;6;-; --. .:.:..:~_.:. ,---•----..:_~ __ LstLt:R~H~_Richar~ aptd l? Dec 1894-Res~gn_ed 30 Mar 1896;; -:... _ .. 2_ndLt.R.L. Maddox_aptd l4 Dec 1893-ResignedJ0 Yar.:--1896•• --------. ___ ...... _ (.No-;r_ec::.9~q.,~o,f __ offi~~~s __ 9f_wtlt __ prior_ to _th._qs_e~~h,~ al:!ov:e) / : . " ::~:-:--;7~_,<-,'._~---'--~-'Jq.:~.)9fe, .. , . . ---_,, ____ _ -----,--:::--._ --~-.:..:..~------. ------------....... ,,. . -. ----------------------' .. . --I . ------------. __ ------.-: __ _____ '_ ' ----------------. -,. -.. --. , ------------~--, ----------------. -~ -------------------.. --------. .. ; -. ___ ;. . .. ,. ----------------

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. 1 •: . ' ' . .J .. --. ._: -----' . . ---~--. -----~------~---------. _... ... -----------~-;--~------, ............. -.. -. . . . . i --............. -_-,, :--: ---:----: .. .. ~---~ ~.;. !"2~ _ .... ... .• ;:-: _. 1 . . \ .. .. , . ,'. Service Bt 116th FA mm Truck drawn F ll6FA Arcadia DeSoto Coun mm Hor~e-drawn . . ,-tf . -. -~ . . :: ~ -__ J.~(~arent _Unit.Co K 2nd Fla_I~r)_ __ _______ _ _ _ __ ____ _ _____ __ _ _ ________ _ :J' 1923 _.,.:_Jltry_Ji' _ll6t,h_FA.s_(75 _m_H9rse::-4l'll.?1Il) _organized _ill _Arcadia _12_ Sept _1923 (SO 151-1923); .. , : ,F_ederal, recog granted 19 ~Sept 1923 _ (GO 15-1923);. 1 _ ': :) ' : >': .. _ . ~:: ,: .. : -1928-~-:0rdered to-active -state duty -ror hurricane at Okeechobee 'Sept-1928.;.;-'-Norecord -_ . ...:..:.::.i:.:...:..;__ __ __ "!fbeii_ielieved; __________ ',------. '.-------____ . ---~______________ ________________ _ .•. 0 1933 Redesignated Btry F U6th Fl (75 mm Truck-drawn) 16 July 1933; . . ---193fi --Winner or I; Thord..:Gra.y--,:A.ward for armory drill ai:._te~dance -for 7ear-1934--(20 -Ju.l. 35); .. __ _: _).931 _ -:__ Redesigrui.ted af!:._Semce _Battery _(less _Band_Sec:tion) ~n6th~F/._J7,S_min . .:.truck-:-drawn) __ ~_ . . GO. 6-1937) l .April :1937; . ' . ~---1940 ..;--Redesignated_~24-1#~-194Ctas-Service-Btry-116th FA-(7~mm Truck.;.drawn); _, _________ ---_ ------~-'-_Entered_i'ed~eerv __ for __ WWU.::.25_Nov_l940_&_a~signed as_part __ or U6:t.h_FA _Regt., _56th_FA. __ _ . Brigade; 31st Inf' Div. Unit remained at Arcadia until 17 Dec 40 when itrptd :to . -Ca.mp Bl~ding--and was--di:,banded on--10 :'Februazy..:.1.941.-----------. . ------1941-.DisbandecLl.O .Feb 1941. --------------------.-~----~----------------------------'-' -_,: .. i .-: Members of unit were used to help form Serv Btry 1st Bn & Serv Btry 2nd Bn .-.: ----------116th FA-whichwere-iriactivated-at--clese or WWII m-1945; ______ ------_------:------;-. _______ (See back or card for roster _of officers.) _______________ . ---__ : __________ -------. --... ---___ -_,_: :, ____ ,_~9?_:-_ ~~~-_!?-~r.Y _ ~~~~-!!. .. :_:~~~~vate~-~-~~d':_~~~~aJ_:d _!:_~~ry __ ~!_ __ l~~~~--Gun_ ~--?-?Y~-_ ' .. . -. .: . .. : ---. . -. . . . ------------____ .... ______ ,_ ------,------------------------------. ... _ ---------------. -------------------. --------. --------------------------------------------------.. --------------------------------- •'

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r .. ---:-""~-:..~:... ... .,. , I Capt Rupert Smith aptd.12_ Sept l923;1'ra.ris 28 Oct 1924; S~anb.ope c. Smith aptd 23 Oct trnfi 19-llov 39;~Tho~s R. Brown aptd. 22 Dec 1939 -. F.AD; _ lEtLtStanhope C. Smith aptd. 12 Sept 1923-promoted 23 Oct 1924; Cyril S. Uoyd ;aptd -. 12 Sept 1923 ".'"'.transfd 2 Apr 1928; George .'l'. Stonebrea.k_er. aptd 23 Oct 1924 resnd , _. _ 6 Feb .1923; ."Tliomas R. Brown aptd ? __ -transfd _19 .}Jar 1936t-reasnd 29 A_ug 1936; . . . . Martin Carraballc>' aptd 23 Apr 1940 .FJJl; ' . '.. : ; '. . : . . •. . •. . . , . : > , 2ndLt.:. Geo T. Stonebreaker aptd 12 Sep 1923-promoted 23 Oct 1924; Bruce L. Davis aptd ;_ . 23 Oct _1924 rE}signd 17 Feb 1927; Thomas R. Brown aptd 9 May 1928 trans 3 Jul .~ .. . --1929; Marion Parker aptd 11 Aug .1928 trans 30Jllir ll.930; Maurice B. Carl ton . apt \ _ .1 Aug 1929trans 2~ lian 19no; -George V ~Vernier aptd 2 June 1930-trans 17 ,Sept .. -: : . 1930; Leon c. Steele aptd 21 Feb 1931 trans JO' Jun6 1933; James A. Scott aptd , 27 Jan 1924 EAD 25 Nov. 1940; ,-)far-ti~ Carraballo 1 Jr trans 1 Apr 1940 promoted . 23 Apr 1940; Benjamin F. Wells, Jr aptd 3 May 1940 -. EAD 25 Nov -1940; . James A. _Brown aptd 22 July 1940 ..; resignd 5 _Sept 1940. ., y ' . , ;~") t,f .... ,\' ./ ,_ . -~ .• .~ ~...,...-----...__.__.._.. _______ -.....;, _____ ,. .... .,. -..-"":----..•--"----•---... ---------~--... -----.. --------.. (r: . " t---_. ___ -. I I l _: . /Arcadia, DeSoto County:. ___ Lt~ Co __ ~o~g~~e~20_ -rl_~_i~~b~~--~~-~ y!~-s~-~d-~~2J_ ~_F_t_ 1~1-~; ( ... :i ),.~ : ,, ,. . ----:, ' . ~. ' . . -"j•--•---~-~: _•~-. .. ~-•--'"'----, •./_; ___ •_.:._•• __ ___,_:_.:__:~-~---.-----.--1 .... --.. ' -( .-....CJ'\_I-• :• .,,__c___ -'.-;._:.: ---------------------------. --. . --... ----. -. ---------------._; "•; -.. -, ;• -, -----• -l . •_:_: -.--. ;_ ..... _.. ,_.;. . . ' ..--. ,' .. ----_,_ ! -~.

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.. ' . . .. ... r,r":".-"--:-1,------~----------------------------...... -----.,s-. _.:-~-'-.,-:::,: "<-,._;r, ' -, ' Arcadia, DeSoto County ' --------------------------.: ... _.: _Co _K ~nd Fla Inf organized February 2.5 191.5; Disbanded 14 June 1916; Reorganized : : : "21 June 19io; entered "l"ederal service :-.ru.ne-1916 to Mar ; returned to s"t~tij~--:~ _ .... __ .. :-~control;entered active federal duty 5 Aug-1.917 as ;,Ci2 K 1?/1tb lDf -for-WWI; Demobilized-----_:;__ .. , ::-:.<: _.~, -~-i,~_1918. ---.. :. __ -' . . . ----, ____ .. ____________ ----------------I --. ,' ••-., ----• .. . . !_ .. .... ---~ .. _,•.: .. -. ---:;-.-~-:-~~~~~~.----------_-_;,._~.--.~.• : ' j •"-r ,' . . ___ ..,,______ ... -.,----....------.-.. ----.-----' ,. •, .. . Arcadia, DeSoto Counv :. i , __ d -: 1_9\5-=~~~:~i~.2~dFh~-i~-~~;-~t;;~~~i~~i~eb;9is ~-~____ -------------~----~-----. ~-. ---~:--~~~~,_ _ __ 1916 Disbanfted 14 June 1916; Reorganized 21 June and entered active federal :iervice .--~ :_ ... or Mexican B9rder ,War(2l June}--, ---:--.. -: ...,:::.,~ ____ 1917...~ __ Relieyed_:from_~ctiye ~federal service_in_ March_l917; Reentered federal.active ___ .. __ .. _ service for WWI 5 August 1917; Redesignated while in federal :iervice for WWI ~-----: .. aacompaivK-124th-~~~-----------------... ---------------------------. --:--o.tficers: Capt;:-.,.-Mght -N~--Barco aptd-:2.5 Feb i9i5~-=ifscfu-:ili :Junei9l6~ .... -----: --.c_:.._..::-....c:...: .. _,,:.... ...... ..... ---:" ___ " __ : ____ ....:_:,_Rupert'-Smi.th aptd-21'-June 1.916,;--EAD :,,ith-unit.--------------_ _: . ----~.: _ ... : __ lstLt '."" Fr.apk __ Q •. ~Ralls,~_.zr_:_apW_25_F'e~ __ l915,.~rsd_7_Apr_l9.16. _____________ _ . •, John H. -Whidden aptd _16 _Mar 1916, rsnd 14 June' 1916; Restored to ----------_______ _. ________ ---duty---June.;._19lj•--EAD'.with unit.------------------------.--'' ,. . ... _ 2ndLt_John H." i}lidden_ap~:5 .. :A-g _1915, Promoted _16 Mar_l916. .. . . .. Patrick Houston aptd 16 Apr 1916, r~nd i4\Tuiie"19i6; Restored . --------~ --.--:~ -------to duty-2i-June-1916;-:eritered EAD:-Resigned "after relief from-~ _'_: ______ __ c.,___ :_. ____ : ___________ -~--'.EAD at.Mexican Border._ --~-:. ~--_:~_ -~--~ _ _______ _____ ______ _ F.dwin s~ Stanley ,aptd 17 July 1917, FAD 5 Aug 1917. ----------~,------,-_ ~'--------________ (Thi;_unit. is. the parent_unit._of .Btry. F __ l16th FA. (75 mm Horse .drawn)which __ _ _ :. _ <': :_____ _ __ _ _ ~a~~r~-~zed in Ar~adia _o~ 12_ ~l?-~ -~923) ' .. .. :.

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Pre World W.rII_. t Units . . . :Btry F,.2nd an/:u6th .. Fi' -cooi~=13-N~-23f:---F~d~Re~-~i9 5ep-2~.redesigna~6d~ . .. ~... _ . _;' -:: ~~rrlce Battery, n6th FA (LessBand -Section) (oo 6 -23 Mar ) '-e:f':f'ective 31Mar.37 --.--'--.. ----,* :.-.::.~~::_.:; _ _._ 1-. .... ---_ ~-----.. _______ . , ___ .redesignated ....... _____ .. . : ........ ...... __ ... __ -~----_____ ...... __ , ....... __ .... . : _ ::.' _: Serrlc~-~~1?.'~ (7_5:-mn_ Tr~-dr~Wil)_J~. 8 25 Jun 40) effective 1 Jul 40 Commanal:ing Officers: Capt. Rupert Smith 1923, -' .. , .. :capt; Stanhope c. th-1924 . :.. .. ~A~ti~e .State Duty: _ Riot Duty at LaBeue, F1~. Mayl.3th to l8th-1926 __ ...... . . . 'Flood Relief at Moore Haven, Fla. Septl9th to 28th-1926 .. . . . .. .. ... .. . .... Flood Re~ef at Okeechobee City; Fl.a-~ Septl 7th to -2lst-1928 . '----------------------------" ____________ , ------' '-----------.. , . , . .. . -,----------------~----,: ... _______ \ ________ .... __ , __ ----------.. .; .• .. . ...:: _________ ------, . -:-. -------~----------' .------~.. :' -. . . . ... ...,..._,_-~--'-----'-'C......-~.;..__-_ ._,. -----'--'-------------. -----------....... -• . 6~/ If'-,,./_ . _ --. ------~ .--_: _ . ---.. -v ---~ ---_d~ I 'JI .,__~7/. ~P.l ~. /.:Sn.. t,.,)tf..4 _ f.k.,1-v1,:~.. ., . . 116. 1. 11 . r,1---. ./?:U. .NW i1. _.__ ... ....... --.. ---.... ----... ------.----. . _., --------------------------------' , _.' ... -~-------------------------------.---.. ------------------------------------•-----------------------------• -----. -----------------------___ ------------------.. -.. -~~-------------' . . . ... ; . . .. . . ' -~; ... : -. ...... : : .,. , -~ ; . ..

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. -~ __ -----... f~_f __ org WATJCHAU. _6 _Jul _14; -~ncampment 191.L-15-:-_StateCampGro6nds. _ _ ______________ _ . Captain: JF Stew~rt 22 3'une l.L; CS Dishong 30 Apr 1.5; 1st Lt: MB Deeson _ . ; ______ -------29--Jul-l.4-l-May-15; SH Geisy 25 May 15; 2nd Lt: CSDishong-18 Aug l.L; WM-.~ '.----.. _ ., LAl_t!':1.an_J2 ___ Jul_ __ ::i..5_. __ ~_ntered_ fed _:;;ervice for Hexican 13order _War 2_.Jl,ll _1919; _ _ ________ _ _ .. ,_. returned to state control 17 Mar 17; FH Simmons aptd Captain 6 June 17; entered fedserv for 'WWI 5 Aug 1917.---------------------------------------------------' . -----------------1920 ::. -8th-Sep Co 'int Fng org WAUCHULA ll Oct 1920 with Capt Chs A Barker ------1921 Redesig Co D 1st Fla-Inf--.5 Jan-1921---------------------------------------------~ ____ _______ ____ redesig Co L _1st _Fla _Inf 7_May_l921 _; ______________ _ ---------1921 8th Sep Co at WAUCHULA, -which was redesig Co D 1st Fla Int 5 Jan 21,-redesig Co_L_lst ~n.f-7 May 1921. __ Redesig Co_L 154th Inf .7Dec 1921. 1922 Unit disbanded in Wauchaula 30 May 1922. ------------Officers in Command: -Capt--Mal-Altman,-John BBird Dec .----.. ------------.-.--------------------~~-----------------------.--------------------"'•" -------------,------; ' -. ------------------------. ------------.-------------------. ------•/. .. :..'• .... . .. . . . . . . --__ .... ___ .,.._.. ____ , __ . ..., ____ ,,, __ ~ I ! ----------~ \ \. .. . .. '' ~---------------._ ' . . -. -. --. . ----, -. ,_\ ________ _ -, ---. ~-. -----. --. ----.--. -.. ---. -' r , . .. ---. -------I ___ \ __ .. _____ .... _. ___ t __________ ...__ ___ ------------_________ _:__~=--~~-----~~~----~ .. _ ---. ----.:--: _-. ... -:-.: -~ --~ _-_ .. '._

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Chronological History'. Arcadia National Guard Units 1893 1896 In 1893 the militia in Florida was organized into 5 separate bat ta lions and the "Desoto Guards", which had been formed at an un known earlier date were designated Co D, 5th Sep Bn in Arcadia. 1st Lt, Gates was a member of the unit in early 1893; and Co D attended encampment in 1893 at Camp Dunn, Ocala, and at Tampa in 1894. Charles W. Forrester was appointed Capt; RH Richard 1st Lt & RL Maddox 2nd LT on 14 Dec 1894. The unit attended encampment at Camp Henderson, Tallahassee, in 1895, and was disbanded in Arcadia on 30 March 1896. 1915 Co K, 2nd Fla Inf organize~ at Arcadia, 25 Feb 1915. 1916 Disbanded 14 Jun 1916; reorganized 21. J~ne and entered active federal service for Mexican Border War (21 June). 1917, /. Relieved from active federal service in March 1917; reentered federal active service for WWI 5 August 1917; redesignated while in federal service for WWI as Company K, 124th Inf, Officers: Capt. Dwight N, Barco appointed 25 Feb 1915; redesig nated 14 June 1916, Rupert Smith appointed 21 June 1916, EAD with unit, 1st Lt Frank C. Ralls, Jr., appointed 25 Feb 1915, rsd'7 1916. John H, Whidden appointed 16 Mar 1916, rsnd,14 ,Jtine.;')16:. restored to duty 21 June 1916; EAD with unit. 2nd Lt John H, Whidden appointed 5 Aug 1915, promoted 16 Mar 1916, Patrick Houston appointed 16 Apr 1916, rsnd 14 June 1916; restored to duty 21 June 1916, entered EAD. Resigned after relief from EAD at Mexican Border. Edwin S. Stanley appointed 17 July 1917, EAD 5 Aug 1917. . 1923 Btry F, 116th FA (75 mm Horse-drawn) organized in Arcadia 12 Sept 1923 (SO 151-1923); Federal recog granted 19 Sept 1923 (GO 151923). 1928 Ordered to active state duty for hurricaneat Okeechobee 17 Sept 1928 (No record when relieved). 1933 Redesignated Btry F, 116th FA (75 mm Truck-drawn) 16 July 1933. 1934 Winner of I. Thord-Gray Award for armory drill attendance for one year 1934 (20 Jul 35). . .. , : I

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. _., . ::; ..... : r . . :..: ... ':.!: -::. .,, /, '.,/ .~; .. p 1937 Redesignated as Service Battery (less Band Section) 116th FA (75 mm truck-drawn) (GO 6-1937) 1 April 1937, 1940 Redesignated 24 June 1940 as Service Btry, 116th FA (75 mm Truck-drawn); entered fed serv for WWII 25 Nov 1940 & assigned as part of 116th FA Regt, 56th FA.Brigade, 31st Inf Div, Unit remained at Arcadia until 17 Dec 40 when it rptd to Camp Blanding and was disbanded on 10 February 1941, 1941 Disbanded 10 Feb 1941, Members of unit were used to help form Serv Btry, 1st Bn & Serv Btry, 2nd Bn, 116th FA which were inactivated at close of WWII in 1945, 194.7 Serv Btry, 116th FA Regt reactivated & redesignated as Btry D, 712th Gun Bn, 15 May. Lt Michael Pooser CO 27 May 1949; reorg again as Btry D, 712th AAA-Gun Bn (90mm) 1 Oct 49; reorg 1 April 1951; and mobilized and ordered into Active Federal Service 1 May 1951, for the Korean 0.nergency. (No official record of that serv as yet). In 30 April 1953, the Bn was released from active federal service, returned to state control 1 May 53 at Arcadia with WO.JG MG Albritton "Acting CO". Lt Michael Pooser asng Btry CO 14 July; unit reorg & redesig 712th AAA Bn (Gun90mm) on 1 Oct 53; and on 1 Nov 53 attached to the 227th AAA Group for supervision of administration, training, and logistics, It served at Camp Stewart, Ga. for field training 1948-49-50; 1953-54. 1954 Reorg 1 May (GO 18-54);:F/TCpStew 13-27 June; 2nd Lt John C, Woodley, Jr., CO 16 Jul 54; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 32-54), 1955 F/T at Camp Stewart, Ga. 24 Jul 7 Aug 1955. 2nd Lt John C. Woodley, Jr., CO. 1956 Reorganized 1 January 1956 GO 37-55. F/T Fort Stewart, Georgia 12-26 August 1956. Awarded NG Award for Efficiency in Training, 1st Lt Wm L, Browning, CO, 1957 Field Training Fort Stewart, Georgia 11 Aug to 25 Aug 1957, Awarded the National Guard Award of Efficiency in Training. 1st Lt William L, Browning and lat Lt John c. Woodley, Jr. CO. . -------:.<(: . . : ;•" .

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; . . -_-. : ::,: ::.. /. 1959 .. _._, ... .,_-. -... Unit.reorganized as Battery A, 2nd How Bn, 265th from Btry D, 712th AAA Bn, effective 15 Apr to. Unit Summer Field Training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, from 21 June 1959. John c. Woodley, Jr., 1st Lt., CO. 1960 Artillery attended 5 June to Unit reorganized under TOE 6-317D, GO Nr. 79. Unit attended Summer Field Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama 15-31 July 1960. Unit Commander: 1st Lt John C. Woodley, Jr. Unit is organized under TOE 6-317D, dated l May 1960. Re organized under TOE 6-317D dated 1 May 1960 with OEG Number 6-317 dated 29 June 1961. The reorganization was effective 1 Nov 1961 by authority of paragraph 1 GO No. 73 AG-Florida dated 18 October 1961. Unit attended Summer Field Training at Fort Stewart, Georgia from 3 June to 18 June 1961. Unit Commander: Capt. John C. Woodley, Jr. 1962 Designation: No change. ANACDUTRA at Fort Stewart, Ga from 11 26 Aug 62. Unit Commander: Capt. John C. Woodley, Jr. 1963 Reorganized Btry A, 3rd How Bn (105mm)(SP), 116th Arty, GO 2, 1 Feb 63. This unit redesignated by GO Nr. 2, AGO-Fla eff 15 Feb 63. The unit is organized under TOE 6-317D, dtd 1 May 60. The unit is also organized under OEG Nr. 6-317 dtd 29 Jul 61. Unit attended Summer Fld Tng at Ft. Stewart, Ga. during 27 Jul 11 Aug 63. Unit Commanders: Capt. John C. Woodley, Jr. from 1 Jan to 14 May inclusive. Capt Charles W. Harrison commanded from 15 May to 31 Dec 63. 1964 Unit designation: No change. AFT at Ft. Stewart, Ga from 8-23 Aug 64, Unit Comdr: Capt Charles W. Harrison all year. 1965 Unit designation: No change. AFT Ft. Stewart, Ga 26 Jun to 11 Jul 65, SAD: None. Unit Comdr: Capt Chas W Harrison all year. 1966 Unit designation: No change. SAD: None Awards: AG Trophy. Unit Comdr: Capt Charles W Harrison cmdr during all of 66. AFT at Ft. Stewart 4 Jun 19 Jun. : ._-~--:--.---< . : -~ : :,:. . -~. . ''

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~--~~-----•'E----~ .... ~--_ ...... .,. / Early unit,;L...,!.!!.~=..:,J.l'll\'....J.~--~'---~-----------------------1 Prior to 1884 the military organizations of the State-were-detached, bu~ in Feb . of that yea:r they _were brought_togebher .in a battalion formation under the name 1st --~ Fla Battalion.... June 8 1887 -the Legislature passed a law creating the Fla state Troops:, dividing them _into three battalions. _ The Jacksonville cos were assigned to the lstBn: Co "A" . Jacksonville Light Infantr,y-; Co "B" Metropolitan Light Inf; Co "F 11 Wilsons Batter,y-. ,,. The term of enlistme.nt was three years. The first encampment of FST was at Camp Pablo Pablo .Beach, 23-30 Aug 1887....... _ . . . _ . , . In 1891 another military law was passed increasing the military companies of the State to twenty, divided into,five battalions~ Underthis law ail-other military .. organizations of.the State were required to disband •. The First Bn as thus created, comprised Co "A" Jacksonville Light Infantry; Co C Met Lt Inf; Co F Wialons Btry & two cos of St. Aug 'froops. In August 1899, soon after .. the Spanish-Am Viar the FST were reorganized with two regiments of Inf and a battalion of Artillery. , The Jackson'{ille Inf cos were assigned to the F:iret Battalion; First aegt, as co A; Jax Lt Inf & coc Jax.Rines; two Aug . cos completed the En iVilsons 13try became Co A, .Ban of Arty, Co "B" being at ~ensacola The desig of Jax Rifles was soon afterward changed to Co F, that being its official desig n the S-A war, and it wished to retain it~ :.:~.. . . . . . .. .. . ... _. The desig 'of Fla State Troops was changed to NG of .Fla 7 .June 1909.. --. The national Defense Act of 3 June 1916 required military: cos to recruit to a strength . -of 65 men. An earnest effort wai3" madeby the five~1ocal cos to tmmeet these requirements . ... . . :but without success., and in order to save some of them, it was decided to merge ~he ', j

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'""':'"-.------~-) . J .,., 1 (C E) with older companies. ... f the ~-...ie Guards (Co B and the ax o ues o . ". 1 t . f the . .. personne o u.LA-L ) J Riil '(Eo F) & a p a oon o By. this method the Jax Lt Inf (CO a the;he la:on of e~o "D" was formed from Co "G" of .Grays (Co D) were preserved. The o .. d p th lstSepBn All other cos of the .-_pld,. St. Aug. These with Co H were retaine as e . .. . 1st Regt were disbanded as of 29 Novdl9~:h G the lstSepBn was mobilized at State Ten days after war was declare Wl. e . or the formation of the Fla Regt Camp at Black Point, where it became theb nukcleus ~d its men assigned to other commands that.went to Canp Wheeler, & was there ro en up .of the World f d b t re on the order of a Federal UG, su~!~~e!h~a:ie:e ;\~! :!: ~~:/e ~:::r~l ~oc:~ companies have grovm out of this reorganization. / JACKSONVILLE (J) . 1.920 7th Sep Q:i_l:~_FNG _org JACKSOO_VILLE 22 __ Sept 1920 under Qapt_Geo_rge_~----; ____ :~---~ . Garcia. _ ------l.921 --Redesig Co F -1st.Fla Inr 5 Jan 21; Redesig Co F 154th Inf 7 Dec 21; :. 1922 Capt Charles __ w. __ Bunker_CO 5.June.22;. ___ _ ---------------.------------1924-.=-ca.pt :Albert E. Barrs 18 March 24; Redesignated Co F 124th 28 May :L.~24; ______________ -. 1929-30-. Medi teranean -Fruit Fly QuarantineDuty A.CAAct state Service ~: 1931 Capt_ Frap.k _ _ ?1! _WJ1.idden~_C(J __ 5 .Oct 1937. ------~------; ---------~~-~~1940-:.--Redesif!: 124th (Rifle) l May 40. _. __ _ .:___ --------This -unit-won -the-Tali.ferro-Trophy--1926;-1927;-r930.:19.35,---19J8;1940,; -~______ :Won_ t.he _ Cngb __ Trophy _for_ Indoor.ltifle -Matches (P) -1931-1935, --1937. --------. 25 Nov .1940 Mobilized into active federal service for WWII under _Ca_pt ____ :_ . . -Whidden,lst -lt George sears--e.: -2nd Lt -Jameslf. --J,ickson ____ ----. ' 1921 Hq 1st Inf ~rg JACKSONVILLE 6 -J~e 1921 under Col.• Raymond c. Turck. __ ______________ _ Redesignate.j -Hq 154th-In: 7 Dec-192r; _ ,--__ 1_9_24_."."_Redesignated.Hq 124th Iri.f 28 May .1924. --------.---~-= / ____________ ---=\ 1925. Change of Station to Plant City under Col. Vivian C9P4:ri13_7 __ ~t__19_25, _______________ _ ~----::-:71929 .;_:..Change of StatiorctoJACKSONVILLE-under cor--che-ster-Wilson 26 Jan 1929. ;:~_,..:._1--9.Jlt.:.-:._C9l_J':.es_ton_Ayres .aptd CO of :Regt:'.14-July-~934,.. --~-------:------~------~> . ---; 1940 Redesignated Hq 124th Inf Regt (Rifle) 23 !i1'~94Q_._..:..__ _________ _:_ _______ "'---------::..-----: ._ ______ _,__. -._ _ Col Josepij c. Htitchison-aptd 00 27"Aug11st---f940. __ : ___ ____ Col Fred.A Safay aptd CO 19 Nov l9h0 ------------Sel-~es-lr Mobilized into federal servi~~ 25 u0"1 l94qRwith CoNl __ Sq.f 1 a 1 y., 1 .,, .• 0 t' ____ _ --------t,Col-eaiusA;:Rowlett,Major-Albert "E. Batrs, Capt obert Hi , 1 8.J : _ . _ _ __ John T. __ Je_tu1e.I', _&: __ ],~t,_ __ Lt,_-_ctohl} __ N_. _Hudson.__ _ ___ . ___________________________ -_ --.

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' . -~ :~ ~:-: . .• 192:h Howitzer Co 1st Inf organized JACKSQr!VILIE 27 April 1921. Redesignated Howitzer Co 154th Inf 7 Dec 1921. : 19_22 Act state Duty-ACA-~acksonville .. . \..: . . .... . . _ 1924 Redesig Hoi-1itzer Co 124th Inr 28 May 1924.' . . , .: . ~. / .1929 Active State Duty ACA.;; Mediterranean Fruit; Fly Campaign 1938 Third Arity Maneuvers DeSoto National Forest . . . . . . ..-. / ~, .::: . 1939 _Consolidate a with Hq Co 124th & original desig dropped 1 Sept 1939 1940 Unit separated from Hq Co & redesig Anti-Tank, Hq Co 124th 11 Nov 1940. Redesig Anti-Tank co. 124th Inf 12 Nov 1940. This organization long was the outstanding unit in the:regiment, winning the Athletic Cup for 3 successive years, the Best-Dressed Unit Cup for . two years, and the-MilitaryEfficiency Trophy for a total of nine years of the twelve and it had been competed for. The organization was also the regimental pistol championship team, and the Brigade 37 mm Chanpions. Officers in command during this t:ime: Capt. Alvin Register 1921-22; . Robert A. Towers 1922-24; Levin H. Arnett 1924-27; Frederick A. Carlson 1927-29; Frank Peek 1929-31; Harry J. Lewis, Jr. 1931-38; Earle M. Shine 1938--; 25 -Nov 19UJMobilized into Federal Service for "1tlII under Capt Sh::ine, 1st Sheldon C. Parker & 2ndLt RichardG. Kidd, Jr. : -•-------------------------------------------

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~;~::/. -... .... : . r--~--~ d t tion changed 1:.0 JACKSOIVILIE 1923 Capt Brown promoted to_ -Major an_ s a : /. .. . . 1924 _ Redesig Hq 2ndBn 124th Inf 28 May 1924 . . 6 _. . . . . . , ... 1926 MajorJ. Alvin Regi 5t e,r OJ at J~_ 2 ? 0 ~\J~am L. Peck 23 June .. :,:-1927 .:. Sta changed to Starke u~ apt/~-t~~l: Fred A. Safay 1 Oct 30 : ,-:sta_changed to J~CKsONy unMe ori,rnrt G. White 25 May 34 _;., :c . 1934 Sta changed to Live, QaK ~der 1 e when Major White was aptd Asst Adj 1937 Sta changed to st. ~ugustin~~~NV~,r.lii Aug 37 upon aptd of Major Albert General FNG and again to JA 23 t 37) . . E. Barrs (Offi'cial change of station given as Sep . . 1938 Major _FreHqd ~~a~t1~ft~O (Rifle) l May 40; Major Maxwell c. Snyder aptd . 1940 Redesig 4 n 1 b.li d into active federal service for WWII 25 Mov 40. CO 20 Nov O; }o 1 ze * i;24 Hq Co 2nd Bn 154th Inf org JACKSONVILLE 2 Jan 1924 under 2nd Lt Albert . E. Barrs. 4 I 28 M 24 . Redesig P.q co 2nd En 12th nf. ay . 1927 co'nverted to eo G. 124th Inf 24 Aug 1927. . , ; . 1927 Hq io 2nd .En JACKSONVILIE redesig Co G. . . . . . . Capt Clifford D. Pke apt m 22_ ~ep 1927 . _ 1934 Capt Maxw~ll c._ Snyder aptd CO 15 .June 34, . _ .. . •. 1941J_Redesig 124th Inf. (Rifle) l May N 40• Capt Robert B. Harkness aptd (;Ql3 ov 1 , t Lt Alphonse Fritot, 2(ldLts WE Ball, / . 2"' N 40 under Capt arkness, s T lbe t ( tt} . .Mobilized ;; 0 --~ 8 Pierce (att)&•sandford c. o r. a . Francis "-• Sl!ope, . helton . . , . . . ., . .~-. , . ' ' , -' .. -----------------------~----------------~Jacksonville Cont. , . , ~~--~!!!~~-~~~~p;~t~ 0 4\r~~chrf~~;e:i~~;f~~~~~/~o!~/~~~~!~tj c~efej~"tt-;i;~ 2 th -:. . -and-redesignated Co Cnd Bn-106thQM Regt-:-on 19 May.--.,,---------, ........ ----~~.:~-~'rh~_Unii:, __ attended.J'ielcl ... training Jdi:.h_the_l2ut!i_Inf_arrtD'" .. .:.UlJ.t-':i.l..;..193~.-at_ :w:hich __ t_irne. _____ . the entire regiment served together for the 1st time at the Third Arm::/ Haneuvers .. , ...... at DeSoto N atfonal -Park.--:~.~..:..-~--:----::_.: --'"~"' --... ... -----------...... . _Officel'.'~:in __ command __ c,f'_:the_ unit_ duri.pg 0 this_I,'el'i od we_re: _ . Wm _R •.. F'razie r __ 27_Apr __ 21.; .. _..:_ ______ . _. John H •. Faucette, 6 May 1922; John c. Eyme 18 Sept 22; Robt. M. Holder 12 June 2L; ----Waldo willis "29 Decc.;--Ma.xwell...:.c ...:.Snyder June 27;--.rulian -F ;-Pfaff -26 June -193~; & ---:.::..Jc,hr\_W .:..Snyder __ 12_~1.1ne __ 39. ----~-.... __ . _ ............ -~. ___ .. ____________ ........... ------------.'.•'.The lT_nit was _mobilized on _25 Uov 1940 under Lt. John W. Snyder, and 2nd Lt. Joseph -&, .-ir•--Tngram,Adje:~f()r.WWIIe-:.:~-:"--.~~-~~---._.~,f:-----.-------------------~. (For_ WWII hist.ory~see __ ~~:r .. d: .. Hq J.,06'!;h~Qrvl.Regt.)_ . . ... ___ .................. ___ .. ___ . * . :_. * * '"• JACKS WILLE'"-C28:...0c-f'l924-=-25NovJ.940) --------. -.... --.: ....... . ___ .. The 5gth .FA _Bdgade __ was .. estab .as a_unit in~Sept .1917 _when. the_,;I.16th, . .117th,_&.., ll8th_ .. FA Regts were moblilized as part of.the 31st Division. The Brigade began -intensive training Camp W'heeler/Ga~ A,s-:a:..:ur.t or:.:uie:-31st "Div the-Briga:de vas-used--1n France --. . .. ___ in_the_latter part_,o,f_Se_p.,..l.818 ...... In_frMce, 0 the ___ Div: __ was .. broken_ up_to_Jie_used __ as __ r_eplace~-~-:, .. ments;, The .Brigade -did not .act as a unit. Its personnel assigned to various ':::::~-;:-'::"organi~ations ;"of ;the ".AEF-served '\.iell;--and'in tnany cases, heriocally, thru -the latter-----._: _.. part.of_the.wara .... 0 .. : -.......... --. --............. -------.... -------------------... -The 56th Brigade was reorganized as a unit during 1924-1925, with the 116th (Fla) & .... -117th-FA--Regts"underi;he comrna.r;i,d of Brig Gen-Allison Uwen;---Brigadier-QenOwin-retired ----: . dufing .1934 .. o .. n __ 4~-~t. _19JL the __ ~~qql,!~~e~ __ l F3:c_,_ri~a;. ~lon~l_"Sumte.: L. __ _ Lowry/ Jr. Col of the 116th FA Regt was promotl:?d to the grade of Brig Gen and as~:i.gned

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. ::,• .. Command or the Brigade. Stations of the regiments _coMpsoiiig the Brigade were as folla.r:: 11.h, ~~ississippi; 116th Florida, & _11.!~ .Uabama_. ., ., On 2,5 Nov 1940 the Brig~de was mobiJ.:i;zed into FedE;ir_al SElrvice fpr WWII id th .o.:t,per,, _elements of the 31st Division. (See HqBtry 56th.FA Brig for ~I-History) . •-' Command of Brigade in another State 1924. . Upon reorg of Brigade in 1924, Cant Rupert Smith was aptd Adj., a position he held . from 28 Oct 24 to 8 July i7; 2ndLt Calvin G. Moore was Munitions Officer from 20 _ Jul 25-26 Jul 26 and was succeeded by 2nd Lt Alger A Smart 26 Nov 26l Jan 35. _ Communications Officer was 2nd Lt. Roy B. Bachman 14 Septl Nov 25; & lstLt Hood c. Haripton s'erved as Intell Offr 26 June 33 -1 Jan 35. _ Hq 56th FA Brigade was extended Fed Recognition in Jacksonville on 4 Oct 1934, when Brig Gen Sumter L. Lowry, Jr. was appointed Commanding General of the Brigade. }?rigade converted from 75111!1Gun (her seDrawn) to 75mmGun(Tr}lckDrawn) ori 1 Jan 1935. lstLt Perry M. Teeple was a.ppointed Intell Offr on l Jan 35; Capt Rotert H. Givens, _Jr. aptd Adj on 12 Jul 1937, aptd_ Plans. & Training Officer 12 July 40; promoted t9 Major & aptd Exec Offr on 1 Nov 40. 2nd Lt. Frank L. Lane,Jr. a.ptd .Aide 1 Dec 3910 Sep 40; was succeeded, as Aide by 2ndLtCharles P. Lykes on 4 Nov: 4o_; _ , _On 25 Nov 1940 Hq&HqBtry 56th FA Brigade, Jltrt. Div was mobilized into federal service for WWII with BrigGen Lowry, Major Rotert Givens, Jr. of Nia.mi, & Capt Wm. B. Gunby of Te.'llpa (who had _been on Inact FNG list); * * * •.,",•-, -, ... , ,. -: .~ .. :,. ___ 1923.,-~_ist_Separate Bn :CAC org 2/sta .JACKSONVILLE-on -31-0ctober i92J; -and Hq ~t'. . . -lstSep_BnCAC on same date; Capt Mayre _R. Woodward 8 snd CO of Battalion; __ .. -. -Lt;-Leon~E;-Waldron-asndBrf"'Adj"&coorHqDet;-:: -::-------:_ ___ : ___ l924~~Ca'!lp _of _Instruction, -~ort Monroe, .:.Va-1-15 -August :-1924. ------. _ . : Rfldesig 1st Sep Bn, .Cl\ (HD) 011 ll J.pril 1924 (GO 18-24) --1925-..,--:Re-desig•Hq&HqDet-265th-:CA-:BrC(HD) 22 -JuJ..y-1925-(G08-25) . --, --------.. .;. ____ l9.2.6_~_1,t_~_Stanley __ 5.~-Barchan~Snd-Det-C0-1-July._1926. ---------------------------------------" :_ 1929 Bn redesig 265th CA Regt (HD) 20 Nov 29 . .__ . . _ _. . ; -Unit -redefsif(1Iq&rqtltry-(1Efss-Bana -sec:} th cA -Regt "(HD) -20 N"ov-1929 -' ... 1937 __ Maj Percy L •. Wall asnd Bn CO 2 .March-1937;.:...(vice..Woodward/,'.deceased);-Capt Leon .. Waldron & 1st Lt. 1-taurice P. Shaver~.;_~ , _,, : ~I . 19LO .. HqBtry: (leu Band Sec) "265th -~desig' as•Hq"Btcyth' lMarch-19l.i
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.. -, : .: ... ; ~--. .. . . ... ;: 1930 -.HqlstBn 265thC.A.Regt (HD) organized JACKSDrlVILLE on 1 Jan 19jo; Maj Percy .L. Wall CO; , . -1937 Capt Pennywell F. McCall asrid CO 5 July 1937 1940 Capt Stanley S. Barchan asnd CO 19 March 1940.;; . .: HqBtry organized in JACKSONVILLE on 17 April 1940; L~. iConrad Mangels, Jr •. m; . 1941 Induction into Act Federal Serv for WBIII on 6 Jan 1941 (GO l-1941) * * * 1921 1st Co CA FNG organized in jacksonville on 25 May 1921; capt King Dorsey, 1st ~t. J.C. Heiderureich & 2nd Lt Stanley s. Barchan; In August Capt Mayre Woodward asnd r.o; 1922 Redesig 437th CA Co on 29 May 1922 _ _ 1923 1st Sep Bn CAC formed 31 ct 1923; & the 437th redesig Btry A lst.SepBn on 9 Feb 1924 1924 Redesig 1st Sep Bn CA (HD) on 4 April 1924 1925 Bn redesig 265th CA En (HD) 22 Ju.1y 1925; 1926 ACAHurricane _ -1928 ACA HurricaneSept . 1929 ActStateDuty, DeLeon Spring Fruit Fly Quara.-itine 29 April.:.15 July; En redesig as 265th CA (HD) FNG on 29 Nov 1929.; Capt R.F •. McCall asnd CX) 13 Dec 29; 1935 Hurricane . 1931 Capt WE Thigpen CO 20 Sept 1937; JacksonvflJe Cont. _. __ _ 1940 Capt James E. Cato CO 15 April 1940 -:----.--LJ_--.;.-:lnduct1fd -6-Jan coo 1-ul) '. ---------•-.. ----~------'--•---•----~~i~ff~-ii:::~ftet 9 r;et~9t;-~~#g 1 ~~~-~p-:~~~-~a~~ :Rec:o~-~-z~~-2 ?.. ~~P_.l? 4 -~ ---------. __'._'_ __ --'. --~-.. -----.... , ----------* : ________ . ___ ,: __ .. '... .. ---* __ :_ ___ _ ---~.. . * . . ---~ . --. -ii~..:---1921 .;-JJ.4th"Motorcycle" eo-~corgSept 1921 "in "JACKSONVIIJ.E "tinder "Lt Edw v. ---------------------Garcia:-&.2nd--Lt-Louis~,l;.-,_smith.~-'-------------------------------------------. .:.: 1924 Redesig 106th Motorcycle Co 28 May 24; _ .. _ __ _. _ .: __ _ _. _ _ , 1925 Relieve.d Trcimassignmeh"'t" to JlstlJH•ana redesigl46th_ Motorc~e. Co, :4th Corp~ ..... ---. .. -~1 Train on 10 Sept25 . __ ------=---~. ---. --_ 1929 Act State Duty 18 April 1929; Converted into Btry E 265th CA Regt (r.n) 29 -ov; -------------------... -----.. , ----1930~-Redesig...Btry-B-l.-.Jan--J.930.--------------------. ------------: _.1930 Btry E 265th under .Ca.pt Edw V. Garcia redesig Btry B 265th 1 Jan ~930;. _ ___ _ _ _ _ __ --:.~ ---~ -:-JACKSCltVn.tE --------::--..'~---_. . :.:. . _ . , . .. _ . _ _ _ -__ _ : -• ., --:J.9Lo:-.:.1t:--John,.B. -Morrissey -asnd 00-27-March_-1940Lt -AV -Boswell-asnd .co 13 June 40; -----_:_ -1941 _._ 'Inci.ucted intotederal_service forwn:on 6_Jan_l94l. ______ ---_________ --------__ _ . . ----___ :. ___ .:. .. : ___ :;:_{_:L_:_:*•::_:;,:'_:> __ :_~~---*.:_:.c~-~--....:.;...:.::..*..:<_ ____ , __ :_ _ _-_ -~,-----------;i.9~9....":"_Jiq?!!@!l_2~~t_hCA_asi:id at _!Hami on l Jan 1930; with Bat_teI"'.( D at_ Mi~-~~____ _________ _ . _ _: Batt_ery E .aty West'composing the battalion. Major Gail"73. Mansfiled CO; ---_ _:_ _______ :__ ....:..._.::..:_ ___ :.-.:__.:_ _ __::_...::. --~__..:,_ ------------. --..,_ ________ ---------. ------------------------

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-:r ._ ... _, .. :.-::,:-.', ... .. .. 1932 Major:.-w/v~: Albury ~snd Bn -co on 2 _Nov_32, _and :Bn'Hq moved'to; Key West, on . . . l '.N ovj . . . ' _ _ . _ , _ . . , 19,35' ActSDuty,ACA, Islamorado _ 28 Feb toll May 1935'; , --: . . . .. -. 'i;;:, -; ;1940 0n Jan 1940 En assignments made: Battalion Hq remaired in Jeeywest,; Btry E in Key West, F in Miami, G in Ocala & E In active; •Maj EV Garcia.' asnd-CO of 2nd En. on 19 Mar 1940; -~ . 2ndBnHq moved to J acksonvilie ori 26 Mar 1940 1941 Inducted _into federal service for WWII; 6 Jan 1941 * * * . 1946'.48th Inf Div Hq (Fla Part) org 15 Sept 46 2/sta at Jacksonville, i1orida (GO 14~46); Maj Gen H. G. Russell m of Div 15 Sept 7 Feb 51; Brig ,Gen J.C. Hutchinson Asst. Div CO (Fla Patr) 1947 _ . . 1948 F/Tng Ft. Jackson, s.c. 18 Jul l Aug 48 (GO 2-48); Reorg of 48th QM Co & 748th Ord Maint Co l Dec 48 (GO 12-48); . (For:;:History from 194~ to 1955 see card for Headquarters, 48th InfaniI-J Division, For History for 1956 etc. see Card for for Hq 48th Armored Division) ' * * * 1946 Co C l06th.Q!1 Regt ~eorganiz~d at JACKSCNVILLE 7 Oct 46 as 48th ~Co. . (Go 3-47); Lt Col John w. Snyder CO 1 Oct 46 _ (SO 224-4?) .. . . . (For History from 1946 to 1955 see card for 48th Quartermaster Company 48th Inf Division, for History for 1956 etc. see card for Co A (Supply) -48th Armored Bn) . . _ _ . . -...: . ':.: . ~~...:/ .... . ~. . 748th Ordnance Maintenance eo org JACKSCNVILLE fl Oct 1946; Lt~ Col Dan E. , (b J . . . Collier CO; apt . or amar asn c ; . . . _ .. .. ---0 -:-1947 Lt. Harry.-.M. Jia.tcher.asnd CO J0-1)ec; JJnit. performed Asd ACA-Hurr .relief, _ ::_:.. __ _::, ___ ..::_ .. . So-Florida 13-19-0ct; : . ~-:~,~-1948 :-.;.-Field TralningFt,--;-Jacksoff'l.7 Ju1,-;.1. Aug;Reorg 1 Dec; Lt~-woodrow Ross --------: -------asnd ID-1 Dec,; -------... ______ _:_: __ :.._~ _____ _:,_., __ :_,_~----~ _____ -~....... _____ . _______ .. 1949 F/T Ft. Jackson 23 Jul7 Aug;' -.. __ . --... 195'0--:--=-Auth--Str15 Mayrcapt-Daniel --Waters-co -,JunerF/T -Jackson-22 Jul-6 Aug; --------l95f_.;.;. -Div Reorg :1.Mar; -Unit .perfcirmecl.AsD ACA ~astings, JJurr_Relief_2~4-0ct; ____ .. __ .... . . . . .: ... , Awarded NG (State) Trophy 1951_; . . _ . . . -.. -----i952-=-F!T-Ft~cc1enan21-Ju1.--io--Aug;-uni t-r-eorg-'-&-reaesign--HqHq--'bet,48th ---------------"'-----.--. ,-~::-,Ord -Bn; -wit,h Maj .Thomas E. McClamrna CO 1 Nov_52; _Co..A _(Fwd)_org _JACKSOIIVILLE :: .. _ . 24 Nov; Co B(Rear) org Ca. 1 n1f Blanding on l Dec;:_ . . . . , . ?~:-:---::-r953-;,;; .. Att-t0Co-.:F(Fwd)-7U8th .. Ord-Bn"1-Jan--ror a nnory-trahing; Lt TJ:Chester Det . -'2..:.Mar(SO 46) ;':.FT-Ft-Mccielln !i-19-Jul(GO .10-53) ;.,.748th .. Bri..awa:rcied_Cert of Victory as.winning Em :Team in Fla CNGB Iridoor Rifle Matche's(P) 53 :(0044-53); ...... -----Reo-rg-1'1'ec .. 53"Wfimer-.Aniiy"NG-Award-for-Efficien.cy~in Training---{G_o3".'54) ----.. _ _. ___ ,,_----~. --~--:_--~-~-----~--:.:..:.._ .. ------.-~----__ . .;:::--------------~--__ :_~--~-----. -1954 1st Lt. Laban M. Showaltei:-'.A.dj "t,n>et CO '16 Feb (SO :34); .2nd Lt. Richard _E.: .. -, .. -----c------Donnan: AdS-& 7let---C0--27'Apr54] --Re-or1jCl May -cao 17-54); F/T Ft J-IcClellan lJ-27 --. ---------June -54;Awarded .the -HaIOR AREA plague .for .claendar_year 1954, _for the outstanding __ 0 _ ' , unit Area during 5UITL1T1er Field Training. _;--------------------------------,-------.... . . . /, ,..._;.: , __ .• _______ _ •••------••-~-~-•------~-••..::•.:.• C ---' -- •--0 ....... _. -----------------------------' ------------------=-,-,-------------'

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.. ---~~~-~---------;.......;... _ _.:.;....~....,.;.;,..-;...;..,_..~ I 1955 ... I-kl & Hq Det 748th Ordance Battalion is converted" :redesigriated, organi ea . and or reorganized as indicated in GO #33 24 October 1955 to Hq Hq net . 48th Armored-QM Bn located m-Jacksonville, _Florida. Effective 1 Nov 55 1st Lt _William R. Humphries, Jr. appointed CO effective Nov 55 _ . :;'.. . ::::. .. ; . (For current history see card for Hq Hq net 48th Armor~d QM Bn) .* * * 1949 Sep net Hq Co 48th Inf Div org and fed recog J. Dec W af JACKSONVILLE, {GO 29-49) Lt. Benjamin Bladwin Jr., desig CO; F/T Ft. ackson SC 24 Jul _ 7 Aug 49 (GO 4-49) . . . .;. Att to Hq 48th Inf Div for. Ad in, Tmg and Ops (GO -~-50); Lt. SH Casey De~ _ co; F/T Ft Jackson SC 23 Jul 6 Aug 50 (008-50); . . :J.9.51 Reorg 1 Mar ,51 (GO 9-51); Lt. Benjamin ~dwin CO 27 Apr 51; F.T. -Ft. Jackson .. SC 6-22 Jul 51; . 1952 ~ r/T Ft McCl 27 Jul. 10 Aug 52; 19.53 Reorg l Jm 53 (GO 4-53); F.T Ft <:cl 5-19 Jul 53; Unit awarded NOB Certificate for Efficiency in Training during Calendar Year 1953 (GO 3-54); / . . 19.54 Re-. -., =:: --. r ,, : . , ~".,._<;: .-~~-:. '':: , ; :-' -----------~------------..:_----'~.,__....;.:..___;_.c.....:_~_j•_ ___,.,.__, : 19.55 Reoi-g 2,5 Jan (GO 10-$5); "NG Award for Erticiency' in Training (G0-3-5,)J --.. ---F~T. Ft McC:Cl4--28-Aug"'5$;""lst'Lt~Villiam 0.-eooper--co;-1.rficerordered _, ---------. 1.-~, ----~-----to-Active duty-.toz:.-l day_only 2h nee 55; Sep net liq Co 48th Div converted, .. : ______ _ _ _ redesigna!,ed, organized, and reorganized as indicated in Go 33-55 to liq . , Co 48th-Armored Div.i:vilion .. with-location at Jacksonville--(see Card:: tor-t. ... ----Hqco-48th Annored,-Division) -------------_______ .. _______________ _ I --.,, , ' ' .• ,._ f 1952.::co -A--(FWD) -.,4atii orc:1_lm_.tedrecog-JACKSONVILLE) rr24-N6~-.,2 coo;;52) ;-eapt -------...:. ;"--------DR-Waters co;------------._. -----,--. . i ' . .. . . . , '. . . . . ' . . .. . . ' ' . '. . '_ :1 --19$3. --Hq--Hq .. Det" i48thattached to unit -tor Armor;r training .l Jan-53f'F/T Ft McClellan --.-_'.-_.---:-,-19Jul.y; Winner of-Taliferro Trophy 53 (G0~33~53)J.Jieorg.lDec_.53 (GO._h7-S3)J. -1. --. 1954 :.-~pt io-seph -A parch-~ "tr. -co ~J:s4/Re~~{-1--} 1 q (G~ 17-54);" Ft Ft.McClellan i . . -13-27 Jme; -Winner -of--T,fliferro :for--cal.endar-year-1954-for.arifle marksamanship; -_ L___ , . . . _winner_ Br the Jih,iddon_ Trophy _.t~r_ citlendar year 191,4 for rifle ~rksmanship; i Winner. of Honor Mess Plaque tor outstanding Mess Ba11 duririg'" Suinmtfr" Field \!. ~. _,:. ,-~---~aining;-~----~---------:--------~-~ .-. -.. ---:.-~--:-=-~-----~----------------. < . -195'5 :.;. co'{FWD) 748th_ Ord Bn is ~converted, ~edesignated, organfzea:~d~fe'orgmzed ------' ;: ---------as-indicated •in :GO"f33~~:9ct~-;955f-as Co.~::A,--748th 0 Annored Prd-Bn-with------------> t_ _ __ . _ .. _ station ~at Jax. _ef.tectj,ve l Nov 55. Winner of the TaJ:ii'errro Trophy.tor 1 calendar year 19.55 ror rlilemartsmanship. capt 'Joseph A~ Garcia, Jr~ --00; _____ -... . , i -See car~ tor Co. A, 748th. ~ored --Ord En_. tor current ,histDey. --,:_._ .:_ . -...... . : . .. ------- •::,'._i --------------'--:--~-----~----

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, .... : ,.. .. i94~ . Hq Hq Co 124th Int :which were inducted. info fed' .25 ~ov 40 .conitoi i~ .. .: ... . reorg in JACKSONVILLE as Hq Hq. 0, ~ 124th Inr 15 Sept 46 (GO lS'-46) Capt / Robert v. L:i.ng CO; '. . . . , 1947 Auth st~ (GO 15-47); ASD ACA-Hurricane Relief So Florida 13-19 Oct; . 1948 F/T Ft Jax 17 Jul 1 Aug (GO 2-48); Capt Walter Fortson (X) lS' Sept; Reorg -. 1 Nov (GO 10-48) . . . . 1950 Auth Str 15 May (Go. 16-50); Lt Judge u. May cm 16 June; F/T Ft Jax 22 Jul 6 .: Aug 1951 Reorg 1 Mar (GO 9-51); F/T Ft McClellan 7-22 Jul . 1952 F/T Ft McClellan 27 .Jul 10 Aug; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 29-52) '. 195.3 F/T Ft McCl S'-19 Jul; Reorg 1 Dec (GO 47-5.3); Capt Ralph G. Neilson ll Dec 19.54 Reorg l May (GO 17,li)J F/T Ft licCl 1.3-27 June; Reorg l Oct (G031-54) . 1955 Hq Hq Co 124th Inf Div ~s converted, redesignated, organized, and reorganized .. as .. Hq Hq Co Combat Cornman •A" as indicated in GO /l.3'J, dated 24 .Oct 1955 with st,tion at Jacksonville, e.t'ective 1 Nov 195.S'; Lt Carl s. Memmel co 14 Oct 55; . (For current history see,. Hq Hq Combat Cormnand "A") , * * * .. :. _/ Jnti~i~'~ 124th Inf which w~s induc~d into f'ed serv 25 ~oyJto 6 . ~~rg . _ . and redesig Service Co 124th Inf JACKSONVILLE, 15 Sept 46 :(GO }J\ JJ .. ' ., '.-0 : •. :: Jacksonville .. (Cont.) ' * * -----------------------------------------------~---------~-------------------........

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.... . ... I .. ' ' F:' .:.. -: Auth Str lS:'JfR':,o coo 16-50);7'/T;Ft(Jax 22 Jul :.. 6.~~;. . . , :, ~ Reorg l Mar (GO 9-51); Maj c. M. collins'(X) 19.Mar; i/T Ft McCl 7!'"22 Jul; . Redesig Med Co {less 2 Bn Med Plats) l 1lov 51 (GO .32-51) -' 1952 F/T Ft McCl 27 Jul 10 Aug; Reorg l Oct (GO 29-52); . . . . -< \:: ;~;1953 Capt James A Browning co 4 Jun 53; F/T Ft Heel 5-19 Jul; Reorg l Dec . . (GO 47-5.3) _ . . : . . . 1954 _.;.Redesign Med Co (Less 1 Bn Pl.at) 15 Mar (GO 7-54); Redesig Med Co 15 April (GO 14-54); F/T Ft McCl 13-27 June; 1955 Award for Bfficiency in Training (Go 3-55); Medical Company 124th Inf Div is converted, redesignate, organized and reorganized as Co C 202nd :A.mered Med. Bn with station at Jacksonville (GO 33-55); Effective l Nov 55); F tr Ft McCl 14-28 Aug 55 (For current history see care for Co C 202nd Armored Med Bn) * * 1887 COMPANY F, 124th INF BEGT In exist in 1887 in Ju as the Metropolitan Light Inf (7 June 1887); _ _ . . 1893 ~desig Co c, 1st Bn FST; . 1891' ACA Jax; F/T _Pablo Beach 5 Aug _ -~ 1895 F/T Camp Henderson Tallahassee ' 1896 F/T Camp Bloxham Jax . . 1897 . . . _, ... . _ .. 1898:,. tnf'ormal desig changed .t'roin'Med Inf' to Jax .Rifles; inducted into Span Amn War f~;st as Co Clst Fla Vols then as Co F 1st F1a Vols; :_ . ~, __ ___., __ __..:.._ __ ~~-..... =. . ___ _.-c,..• ~--~--------------.. --_........,_;__ ... ~----•--------~-~-.. \.. . . .. •.•-. _;_' .. . 1899 Disbanded .from .ted serv returned to Ju. and redsigt! as Co F ls_t fla Int :__~.......; ____ :..:._.:.. Regt;. -. . _ , , --. ... , 1 1916 Redesig as Co F 1st Sep Bn for Mex -war . -~--~_'.'._..::. :--:,: ,i 1917 Redesig Co F 1st Fla Inf' and inducted into .led serv for 'WwI ,_ -• ,----:---1920-~--Reorgas-tbe-7th-Sep-Coi -C<> H 1st Fla Inf; . . . --: _____ --1921 Redesig Co F then as Co F, 154th ' :::-~{;~ :--~!!gc-~--Co F -~~!iA-:~!_. -----------. ---~ . . ---~-~----1947 --Reorg-as Co..:F-l24th; C~t-EdwardR.-CarmodyCO May-io -July 1947--:-::---. ----. ... , . ' _ _1948 Reo_~g _;t._N.fl!_ !il!_(qo __ lQ::48) LJi'/'l'_F!, __ Jax_:17 -~ul l .Aug; _Capt _John~_s._ Calhoun jr. _ Co __ . :. from Jul7 .to Dec 19.5'0; ... __ _ . _: . -19.5'2....;..Unit organized and -reorganized 1inder thef'ollowin~authorit7:--lS-Mv 1952 (GO _ >: : . __ . : __ -~j;;_gJ;: __ FLT -~g_l; .:~,;:eive4 ~g,anao Trophy -~or_:_::fie Marksmariship _at Summer .. C:'; ,1953 Unit designated as-Co F;-124th-1nf-(GO 47-53);--C~t-Neal-M-Bertelsen _CO; ---~--:---:_ ' ..... 1954 ~---_ __ ___ '_ -----_ ___ . ____ __ : . ___ _ .. _. ____ ___________ _____ .... .. _. : .. _. .. __ .__ > : -~-~ 195'5 Co F, 124th In is cmerted, redesignated, organized, and reorganized as . --Co-B (Field-Service)-48th~ArmdQM-Bn etfective l.Nov ,S with station at---. _____ ... ;A~9N.~;..:ri.__(FQ __ 33 ... 5'S)j _is_t,_ Lt_~_:_Willj,_~ __ B_.~Smith, _J_r~ _CO; -~(See ~Card _f'or_i.:_:~::.,.; : '; Co B (Field Service) 48th Annored QM Bn tor current histt>ry-) ' -" ' '". , ' ... * . : __ --: . .:..: . -. ~__ l~M_..:-_Hq _M~_th_J;>i_!_Al".!,;r __ Hq_~rg~ized __ ~ACKS(l(YJLLE ___ l5 __ Sept_J.9h6j. Commancd __ of Artt_Hq ____ .. ___ .. . .. '.. in Georgia' according to split-div agreemeF.t bet~~en Fla & 4 Gai Diapt~be.n, . : . . -. . M •. Baker asnd Communs Officer.& net .00 s/d; .Hq 149th .Fa,_ 1Btn .. v_ . ~, __ org __ . . . . . . "• ....... ..

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.. :. . . . in Lakeland 8 Nov; 1948 ;,;;nFie1.d Training Ft _Jackson sc 18 Jul:l;Aug; -_ --. . _ l94 9 . 1i;2if~ 1 i! eb(~~ and (148th AAA Bn (SPO allocated to 48th Div Arb-) J .Med Det was org 12 June 1947 (as Pl,rt 227th AAA) em J~onvill ) reorg & redesignated 148th Bn det Med Det and Med Det 149th FJ. Bn (•-4eh. 8 r in Lakeland 4 March l9JUJ) --~ ed ' _ wu. was org . Hq;: capt John H P ..... Coreore._,,._z , and both units allocated to 48th Div Arty48 ope ammuns O!!r & det 00 18 Har 49• . th Div artyHq attached to Hq 148th Div tor adnin & operations on 1,5" April,; 148th Bn Det med Det att to Hq Btry 148th AU Bn tor au.pp~ and ops on 1 June,; & attached to Hq 227th AU Group t~~~r= ~~od. at Camp Stewart Ga 10-24 Jul; Others to Field '.l'rai.ning atFt T ,__ g UJ Jul 7 Aug; _ . vac=on 19!i<> Autli Strengths 1$ May,; 148th BnDetMedDet attached to -227th AAA o t : !;:~d t~g at. Camp stewart Ga 2-16 Jul; Others to Ft Jax SC ~;,ul 6 -1951 Division reorg l March; 149th Bn Det Med Det attached -to Hq Bt 149th ~A Bn 1952 ;i; -~Cl 10 an.:u:~s ~n 1 5 ~~eJ F!T ': HcCle~ .ua:.8~2 Jul; 19$.3 Div reorg l Jan• Capt; Edv 1 W B th.Asnd 4 ' ' F/T Ft HcCl Ala' 519 J-uq• •Di:sional U~ta an.d Det Co Vice Pope 1 June; tor etficiency Tng yr• 5.3 too .3-54); 48th Art~ -~8: in D:Cj_. ~! Award / -148~ -~,Hq _Hq Btry Svc Btry _and Batterys A,B~c, l.J!9th Fl(oo.3.54); -~-------------------------------. -1954-----f~Mc~3_ I Z> . . : 195.5_NG award !or et.tic in Tng (GO 3-55); Hq Hq Co ~-tl!_~_~:t,h_Div!~i~n-~17 _______ .----------------cFP)-with .. stationatJACKS:YWiiLLE;--m~ -was-disbandacl ml Federal . , .. , .. ' _ --~., __ =:------:~Recognition withdrawn e!!ective -1-Nov .55 as is indicated in Par 2 GO -3.3-55.---':--:,-_ . -" - •. . . __ --:------:--:------. .... * . * . _, , . . .. ~-:'."_..:.__:.:._-__ -1947-HedDet 265th CA llhich was inducted into FedServ 6 Jan~!. -reorg at-,____ -. JACKSONVILLE 12 Jun 47 as MedDet 692nd AAA. Bn (GO l-48) capt Leonard Garten -. .. . ... ... . -HedOf.tr and Det~cof Redesig. Med -Det 692nd AAA-AW Bn(M) i Dec 47 (GO 16-47); ------: ---:----:1948 -Lt AlvyW. -Wa.dsworth-:-plaoed-on-Det~duty--as-C0-28 'Jan;-and relvd-1 May;--Lt -------:: . , Melvin Haimowitz asnd Dental. O.t.t 15 June• F 1 T ep Stewart GA. 8-22 ~---. . :-----"_:-~1949 ;;Reorg,-redesijfasl48th-BriDet;xedDet ijth'Div Arty&-al.located-to ,ath-Art;y , , .• .. .. ,'::.-,~~-l:Feb 49 {GO S~h9); _Capt JTB Beard Det .--servas CO -27 May; Att to-227th AAA-----~---_ . ::_. ~:: =, ~tl'~}L:up~fii::it,~?~~2: 'if~; ct6\{~4ir/ 4 _}!o/::~ 8 tll -~-AW Bn_ !or 1950 --Lt Melvin-Haimowitz asnd :et-C0-17:-Feb :_so. ~uth-Str-15 May-(GO -16-50) ;-.ltt to ---:-1.: --~'----:'-----1951-:: 2 iii~r~g9Pl~~{aa~~-~}~!,~;~1;~~1gn_:_2~-k 51; Vnit-~/~ut-oo and-. -. -~ ----Adminstd by.CO_ H~r;y-l48th AAA~ Bn;-F/Tng 'Ft_ McCl-8022 Ju1; ----------:-:--__::~----. -i;~~ : i2:! i 7 J~-t~--!i~J> 1~~N~Awarc1~tor--Ef.r'~-Trii(GO F/T--M~ci_:_,-19 _--: -.. _ __ ---JulJReorg-l.--;Dec{GO--h1~;------------------------------~_:_:.: _; .. __ _ _1954 _F/Tng ft•-~~g!J-3-_27c:__June;~09 s,t._Lt, James N. __ H_~~l!!nl!lon _ ___ _ .. . __ . _ .. _. ___ . . . ".195,. F/t Cp stewart Ga 24 Jul.y-:7 .lug S5; Unit reorganized and redesignated !rom . __ , _ ----_ __:__ --_---lh8th BnDetMedDet--48th-D.lv__-Arty--to-l1'6th-BhDetMec:!Det-lU3th Armd~Div-Art;r-1-Nov;::--:--, 55 (GO 3.3-SS) Capt Arthur F Parker CO; (For current history see card tor_ ---14ath BnDet.MedDet.--48t_h_Armd Div-Arty... ---, r -_ ------------------~--------

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... ... , .. . . :_~ •; ;~:,_. ::.,:, / .. .. .. . .. .. . _.•,: .: . . : .. ~:::-::. 1956 .Hq Btry st 'Bn and Hy Btry 2n-d -'Bn 265th ci--which ware inducted into fed s~rv-,6 .. .. .. <.Jan 41 Consol)uid_ reorg at-JACKSONVILIE;'i:is Hq'lJq'Bt,ry.692nd AAA Bn(SP)S Jlec li6; . : , ' ... (GO 3.;;47); Lt;Col Peney weliF Mcta11n Co; Capt-Conrad-Mangels Jr. Btry _CO;: 19Ji7 Dt. Chs P Jones Btry CO 11 Mar 47; Major Edw F Henry Hq liq Btry 227th 'Asnd net serv . as BnCO 2 Sept 47; Lt Col Pennywell McCall Bn OJ. 24 Oct; Uni't, redesig Hq Hq 69.?nd ___ AAA AW Bn (M) 1 Dec (GO 16-47); .•.. . . : '. '. . . ... . :_;: . 1 -. . 1948 Lt AW Wadsworth asnd det serv as Bn Co 28 Jan; Lt Edw P Westberry Btry CO l June; -_-: Maj new Henry Bn OJ 4 Aug 48; F ;r Cp Stewart 8-33 Aug; . : -r _. ._ 1949 Reorg and redesig Hq Hw Bt;ry 148th AAA AW Bn (SP) l Feb (GO S-49) and allocated to 48 Arty; Lt stamie D Williams Btry co 20 May; 148th Bn net Med net 48th Div ,Arty att for admin, tng and ops (GO 12-49); Bn att to 227th AA.A Group for F/Tng Cp Stewart 10-24 e.eMRr'8il~-eae.-epe Jul; . 1950 Bn att to 227th AAA Gp for F~g; Bn att to 227th AAA Gp for adnin, tng &opns l Jim. 50 Desig auth str 15 May (GO 16-50); Capt Charles D. Jones Btry OJ 22 June; F/Tng Cp Stew 2-16 Jul; . . 1951 Div reorg l Mar (GO 9-51); 379th SRMlJ att to unit l Apr for adming tng and ops (GO 15-51); Lt Wallace Gaskins Btry CO 8 Jurie; 379th relreased fm att to f/tng and reatt 13 Aug 51; F/Tng Ft McCl 8-22 Jul; Lt Arthur F Parker Sr Btry CO 18 Dec 51; _ Army Ng Award for Eff in Tng; . .1952 F/Tng Camp Stew 17-31 Aug; Army Ng Award for .Eff in Tng; -1953 Bnreorg l Jan (GO 38-52); Lt James N hutchison Btry co 22 Jan; MajNorrisReynolds _ Bn CO 15 Hay 53; F/T Ft Mccl 2'36 Jul 9 Aug; Reorg l Dec (GO 47-53) _ ,_ . Jack~on'41le Cont. . ', -(.jJ : ~9$4 Reorg l May {GO 17-54); F.Tng Cp ~tewart 13-27 June 54; ~eorg 1 Oct (GO .31; r _ : --~. :--.---~-----=--.. ---:----------------.,_ _______ ~--------: ___ ..,;;..•--~-----::.:, ________ ------;------------:----~ .. -;. -----------------" -:--~1955--F/Tng Cp Stewaft24 Jul --7 ~Aug; Unit reorganized.and rede.signated fro,m l!q ~t!Y_ :.~::..~"-. . . . 148th AAA Bn AW Sp to Hq Btry J.48t,h AM Bn AW Sp Armored Di vision; C~pt Arthur ---FPa.rker-sr:--assfgnea -Btry Coj (GO 33-55) (For current history .:see -card -for----::-.:: : Hq Btry -J.48th AAA-Bn Aw SP-Armored Division •. ~~:....c----------~-~-~~----------~---: ___ :L.:c-'-~_;___:_: _ _:~~ --0 '. ' ' .,._ .... -• ...... . . . ,, .. . . . . .

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. . ,. .. . . . ,:: ~:. \'.'.:,.-.~}/J<:_ . .-.,..: .. : .. ;;,_, •. .. .. ::. :-Y-''.:_:_->-~:,.._-.. ;:_.~ .. -;.~-~-/ ; r7... _._ --.~. __.;.: . . . . : . . . . . . "---'----.....,...,-~; 1946 Hq Hq Btry "227th AAA Group a org at J~CKSONVll.LE 15 _lept 46 (GO 14:-4~); Col . Percy Wall Bn Co; Capt Henlj, E. DeFlorin Btry CO; . _ 1947 Capt John P. Kori, Jr._ ~ry-CO l Uov . 1948 -rrF/T Camp Stew'B-22 _Aug; :' -1949 F/T Cp Stew 10-:-:24 Jul; Reorg 1 Oct Cao 13-49};_ . . , 1950 .:: A.uth Str 15 _.Ma;y (GO 16-50); F/T Cp Stew 2-16 Jul; 1951 Reorg l April :(GO 11-51) J Mobilized and ordered into Federal Service 1 May 51 forthe Korean Emeregency (GO 14-51) (No records of this service available yet); 19;3 Released from Federal Service 14 May 53; returned to State Control at home station o 15 May (GO 18-53); Lt Col Edw F. Henry Trans from 148th AAA Bn for duty as Group CO, vice col Wall who remained on Active duty-; C~t Ben Kori Btry CO; Reorg l June 53 . _ (GO 22-53); F/T Cp Stew 16-30 Aug; C~t David G. Fender Btry Co, 21 Sept; On 1 Nov the following units att to 227th for Supervision Admin Tng and logistics: 712th 265 118th 379th Sig Det; 215th; Reorg 1 Dec 53 (GO 48-53); . _. 1954 Lt Benj L. Perry CO 10 Mar 54; Reorg 1 May (GO 18-54); F/T Cp Stew 13-27 Jnne; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 32-54); 1955 Winner or NG Award for Effie in '.Bng; (GO 3-55); 1956 Reorg 1 Jan 56 (GO 37-55); Field Training at Ft. Stewart, Ga. 12-26 Aug 1956. _ A.warded efficiency in Training, rated ~cellent. , ClJi, Benjamin L. Perry, co •. ' . :1 ----------------------------~------------' --. --JACt'.SO?JVI~ COUT. .. _ _ _--0 __ -_ u.
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-.. 1954 F/Tng Cp Stewart 13-27 JllDE!; .. 1955 Winner of Award for Efficiency in Training (GO 3..:55) _ _ . . ... __ .. 1956 Reorganized 1 Jan 56 ao 37-55; redesignated-ll8th AAA Operations Det!-U'niVwas given continued authori -ation to maintain full enlisted strength as per letter Chief NG Bureau dtd J ~ov 55. Field .1. raining at Ft. Stewart, (fa. fr 12-26 :&ug 56.' -Unit attained rating or ~cellent for efficienciny in training at camp. Maj or Edward P. Westberry, Co. * * 1947 ..: 159th. ~ighter Squadron (SE) org 9 Feb 47 at Jax (GO 7-47); _ Col Wm Havilland CO; 1948 Unit convertedto 159th FS Jet 1 Aug 48 (GO 8-~9); F/T Cfiatham Fld, Savanna 29 _.. Aug-12 Sept; (GO 7-48) . . : 1949 Reorg 10 llla;r 49 (GO ~49); FT/Eglin Fld, F1a 17-31 Jul '(GOl0-49~; 1950 F/T Hunte~ld Savanna 9-23 Jul (Gu 18-50); Alerted for Act Mil Serv during Korean E Emerg; Advance Det designated USAF unit, org & ord into fed serv 10 Sept 50 and asn to14th AF (GO 26-50); Unit mobilized 10 Oct 50); Unit in fed ser v from 10 Oct 50 to 9 Jul 52-Sta at George AFB, Victorville Calif 10 Oct 50 9 Jul 51; Sta in Japan 10 Jul 51-8 Jul 52; Asnd-to 116th Ftr Bmr Wing; 24 officers & 103 airmen; _ Combat missions were flown from base in Japan to Korea. First Wing to participate in In-Flight Refueling in combat from "apan to Korea & return. Awarded Korean Servi Medal & Un Serv Medal. . . . . , 1952 8159th Air Base Sqnd org Jax 1 Jan 52 to provide a vehicle for pers returning from -ActMil Serv: to receive, maintinand store such supplies & equip asnd to 159th pend itii tm; w/str of' 3 Off-117 airmen (GO 36-51); C~t Leon A. Moore co (SO 138-52)• Concurrent with return of 159th to state. controlW.59th ABS disb & fed recog , ' w/drawn effec 9 Jul 52 offic~rs & aili!1,en trans _to 159th Fighter~Interceptor Sqdn ,.). __ ------------. -------------------JAO".SOfVILIE Cont. J:, 159th rtnd to State control -~J~ 52 ;_ Re9_rg upon its r~org (GO io-5~);_ _The -Jui ~i (GO 20 _52);---C~t Leon A Moore Jr asnd redesig 159th Ftr-Interceptor Sqdn . 10 rv (SO -138-52) ----.. .. -CO vice Col Ha~ill~~ who :emaned in ac! i:~4s:ov 52 & redesig f59_t_h_.F:_1:,r-Bm~Z:_. .. Unit _reorg to __ 1ncl ___ ir_ _Police_& Commun_ uC) . .. . Sqdn l Dec 52 (GO .35-52) _ _ _ _ __ _______________________ .. . . . ---. . . . ---. 6 5.3 (GO 9 and by GO 15-53); FThr~v_is F_ld: . i 195.3-~ Reorg to incl Food_Serv Aug_on 1 _Apr_ , -.. t' (GO 35.:.5.3); . -26 Jul 9 Aug (GO J0-5.3); str Adjustm:nt,: l June 54 fa0-23-54); ------.. -.. -1954 -Reorg -Mar 54 (Aug-~llJli1'\l.Il5 Aug) (aO 4 54 , g . .. . . . . . . F/T Travis :~ield _Savanna .. 11~25_luly .5451 --i5) ~JL . ffecii ve 1 March 1955 {G012-55) ff t l July 55 (GO 2 -~ , •-eorg e 1955 RedEisignated e ec ive J . (G0 -55) __ .... -..... ..... ---.. . .. .. . Reorg of 159th FtBrSqd effective 1 une , . . -----. -_____ : --------------------------------------------. --..... .1-----• L" ------------------------------

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detachment desig as USAF unit, organized and ordered into .active federal service 10 Sept 19.50 and assigned to 14th .A.F .'(oo 26-.50) Entire unit mobilized into fed ., serv with USAF on 10 Oct 19.50 (GO 30-,50);. . . . , . .. .:_'/' ~r~-. , . . 1952 Unit completed its tour of act~-ve duty with USAF on 9 July 1952 and up~ ts return to state control was inactivated and federally recognition withdrawn on 9 July 1952 (GO 20-52); .. * * * 1947 159th Weather Station organized at Jacksonville on 9.Feb 1947~ Alterted for active military service for duty during Korean Emergency & iS~oru,edetachments ordered into act serv & assigned to the 14th J;F on 26 Sept;/~>Oww& ts ordered into act serv on 10 Oct .50; -~ iervedsC.:.until release on 9 July 1952. Inactivated and fed recog withdrawn on 9 July 1952. * * * 1947 .;. net C 217th ASG organized at Jacksonville on 9 Feb . _ 19,S'O Alerted for active military service for duty during Korean Emergency & advance detacmoonts ordered into act serv and assigned to the 14th AF on 26 Sept; irdered . into .. act serv on 10 Oct 50; . . . . . . . 1952 Released from active duty on 9 July 1952. Inactivated and fed rerot withdrawn on 9 July 1952. . . / _,; .•!' .:..1 ., ' I JACKSONVILLE Cont. _1959 Air Section HQHq JJet Fng reorg~ized to _include __ AirBaseFlight 11 C 11 _ on 9 _Oc:,t 50 . :.:::1951..:.. ABF ~,n.c 0 --reorg.:..1.Mar-5l; and ABF ncn reorganiged and-redesig AEF "B" on l Oct ,51. .. 1952 concurrent with organization of the 8159th, the allotment & federal re cog of AB . ... _ ... Flfght "B" -wi ti1cir-awn on--same. date,. and officers & EM transferred to the81.59th. . . . . ... * ---.. -* --.. -ii. -.. . .. . . .... . .-::-i95l -~--205tli Tow .Target Flig.ht -o.rgani;eci 2.5 '.ianu~ i95i .. at Jacksonville (aoJ~Si);........ . ------------Capt Leon-A.-Moore;;-Jr. assnd CO (60 17-51);-strength-amended 16 Mar (GOlJ-51)---. St_rength amended 2_ April_ (GO 17-51); Capt.a.in Robert s. _Stone _assnd as _a:> .. l.5 June ... _. vice Capt .Moore transf (50 118); Mobilized and ordered into active military service l July 1951 (GO 22-51); ----... --.. .. ------. ,, 19:52 .Allotment of unit' 'withdrawn 25 July -1952; all personell in _act fed service will, upon --their release to state control,--be -assigned by the AG to existing ,mi ts-of FANG (GO -_ ... _ __ .23-52);. _ _ _ _ .. --,. .. . -...

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.. r 1952 . .... . ... .,;:_ . . . . ' The 8159th Air Base Squadron organized at Jacr,sonvill~. 9n 1 Jan 52 as a holding-: & recruiting company for returning men and equipment or the 159th; Concu~ent with organization or the 8159th, the allotment aid .feder~ recog o.f AB ~$:: "B" withdrawn on same date, and officers an~ EM transferred to ~he 8159:i. . The 159th FS having completed its tour of active duty on July 52 and returned to state control, is reorganized and redesignated 159th Jfighter-Int:rceptor : Sqadron on 10 July 52; and the 8159th ABA disbanded and fed recog withdrawn on 9 Jul 52 and officers and EM transferred to the 159th. Jacksonvilie, Duval County. : . . fl887. -~M~-t~~p~].itanLight -Inf ~rgJa~ksiro•;jlJ.;, 7 Jun~ 1887 ;-~ -. . . -. . . Y"J.?93 ;,;. RedesignatedTet=Lt Inr,. -Q_~C st Bn FST; --. -, .. --~-----.-------i::i,_1 -Officers during this period: :6apt L.H. Mattair aptd 29 .Jul -91; ---LstLt James Y.-Wilson _ . . aptd 14 Jul _J.894;2ndLt John W. Kennedy aptd 21 Jul 94; ActStDuty-Jax ~CA 2 Oct-; --r895 -::-caUea ihe--11 Jack;o~} ~fies;• co -C stBn-FST .;-Officers:eaptwm-IeFilsj:."-J.stLt---:_ .. _ -'------------Fred -Yerkes;.:.. 2ndLt _\hihlflrizan:t; -(Lefils Capt -fm ll ~Sept -95 -1.3 May-98) ------~....:--;-~~_2~_: _~FsteERed ~1!1_z%d ~e_d.~r~,r~ErilBce 8 _ Sp:J]iAA=AaJ.-War w~e~3iwa 1 Jf-edfesi 1 g~~
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, _ __,.,._ -~-~=--~-----....,.._,.,..,.,~-~~.............. ,_.,,,...,.,;._,..;,,_,..., 1918 -.Personnel we?J.t, lri.th .31st. Div: to "Frarice in Jwy. 1919 Troops returned to u.s. & Mustered out o,f FedSerT a:t Camp Wheeler in spring of.1~19 ' , . _ . _ COMPANY F ,_ 124TH _INF . ___ _ Metropolitan Light Infantry was org on 7 June 1887 at Jacksonville, being the first military .. •org allowed to form in this section after the Civil War." 'Jiliout fS'93 the unit's name was , changed to Metropolitan Light Inf, Co c, lstBn Fla State Troops.' The unit was commanded by Capt L.H. Mattair and had as its officers Lt. James Y. Wilson & Lt. John W. Kennedy. In 1895 the desig of Jacksonville Rif,J&~ was given _to the unit and it retained this name until after the Span-Am War. During this period the Company was commanded by Captain William Le Fils & Lt. James Y. Wilson. After its entrance into Federal serv for the Span-Am War its desig was changed on 20 May 1898 to Co F, 1st Fla Inf. .The Company was returned to State service 27 Jan 1899 & rendered valuable assistance in ma.iv ways during the disastrous Jax fire, in 1901 . , During the period between the Spanish Amer War & WWI, Co F remained active. On numvrous ; __ occasions it was ordered ;J.nto _act State duty in aid of civil authorities thruout various _____ __ :; sections fo the State & in some instances rendered aid in relief during disaster. Many prominent citizens of Jacksonville were connected with this unit during this period & from the officer & enl pers of the unit has come ma.iv outstanding officers & citizens of Fla. Smme who served ascommissioned officers during this period: Capt Wm Le Fils; W.A. Jones; Lt. Fred G~Yerkes; Lt Wm D Vinzant,Jr.; Ca:iht Geo J. Garcia; Lt Chs A. Peterson; Lt Geo Elliott; Lt Ernest Metcalf; Lt. B. F. Stone; Lt. A.E. Lavene; Lt Samuel B. Kitchen. During theperiod between Span-Am War & ffl'iI the unit was commanded the greater part of the time by '::' . Capt. Geo~ J. Garcia, who took command 25 June 1907 & carried the unit into Fed Serv on •. 1 -13 Apr 1917, when it was assigned duty guarding bridges, public utilities, etc. in Florida ..... . . . . until the general call of NG organizations for ffiVI on 5 Aug 1917. Immediately the regt. ,,' was broken up and the pers W-ciS used to ma1ce up various units o1 the 31st Div at Camp Wheeler . : Georgia. Men & officers of .Co F were sent primarily .to uni ts of .the .31st Div & were fwded ___ ,,__ .. . , with the Div to France in July 1918. In the spring of 1919 the troops teturned to US & were , > mustered out at Camp Wheeler. , __ . cont., . . ~...

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Co F 124 , cont., . 22 Sept 1920 the unit was reorg in Jacksonville as a sep unit _but soon after was desig Co F,: 154th Inf & desig as successor to the pre-war Co F, 1st Fla Inf. Its reorg was a~cP.mplished by the same Capt,, Geo. J. Garcia. In 1923 Capt Garcia.was trans to the State Staff& Capt Bunker took command of the unit. F.arly in 1924 Capt Bunker resigned & Capt Albert E. Barrs was asnd to command the unit. capt Barrs collllDaOded the unit until 5 Oct 1937 when he was promoted .to Maj & 1st Lt Frank M. Whidden was promoted fm 1st Lt. to Capt & Asnd c.o. CaJ!lPairf Whidden had previously servmd as an EM with the unit & was appointed as 1st Lt. & asnd to the : .. unit on 29 Jan 1923, & carried it into Fed Serv for WWII. With other units of the 124thinf J Co F was mustered into Fed serv on 25 Nov 1940 &-moved to Camp Blanding to train with the FHG During period between WWI & WWII the following officers served with the unit: Lt Wilfred R. Wolff; Lt Russell c. Foland; Lt. Wm J. Thomas;.Lt Sheldon C. Parker; Lt. Conrad Mangels,Jr.; Lt. Geo W. Sears; Lt. Ned A. Patton; Lt James H. Jackson. Serving with unit at time of order into act serv were Capt. Whidden, Lt. Sears & Lt. Jackson. Tbhruought the years Co F furnished from its enl pers many officers to other organizations of. the F?m, located in Jacksonville. When it entered Fed serv for WWII it sent the greater portton of its men to OCS & these men later became officers to be forwarded to other units thruought ~he country. The term Jacksonville Rines given the unit in the early days was carried in the unit for many year afterwards & was well deserved,_inasmuch as this company furnished fifle teams that won in State & National competitions for maw years. The Talia ferro Trophy, a cup given for the rifie team of the unit winning by the highest score each year in the FNG was won 12 times by Co F between the period 1903 when thecup was first given & 1940 when the unit entered Fed Serv. The firing record & proficiency of the unit was auch that it led the other units of the inf in the FNG many years during its training. It also furnished nufubers of its members to fire on the rifle team representing the State of Fla in the National matches at Camp Perry, Ohio The long list of outstanding men who have been members & the record of achievements 1Jhould be a source of pride. cont., , w-:.,.. .... ..: __ :. __ :_ COMPANY_ F ____ lg4th:INFANTRY _____ .: .. ______ _ _ 19 May 1947 ... 947--Co F l24th.Inf which was inducted into f. ed seM" 25 Nov 40 reorg w/s ~tsonviJJ.e 19 May 1947 (GO 11-47); Capt. Edvr R Carmody asnd CO 13 Mey; Capt J.S. alhoun asnd. -co Ju:cy . 1948--Field Trafning Ft. Jackson 18 Jul-1 Aug (002-48); Reorg l Nov 48 (GO 10-48); 1949-Field Training 24 Jul-7 Aug (GI> 4-49); 0 . 1950--Auth Str 15 May (GO 16-50); Field Training 23 Jul-6Aug Ft Jackson (GO 8-50); ---Lt. J. A. Browning asnd CO !5 Dec 50 (SO 271); . 1951--Reorg 1 Mar 51 (GO 9-51); Field Training Ft. McClellan 8-22 Jul (GO 20-51); . 1952-Field Training 227Jul-10 J.ug (GO l0-52); Reorg 1 Oct (GO 29-52); __ . 1953. ' .

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:.! . ~. : :_ .:: ....... ----.•-,._. ___ .. -~ ._--~--. -.._•_._:._ '. __:<_: ... _. ,-:. . .. .. ----~-..... :,,._'_., __ ~,..,_,.::--:.;:-, <: Co F, 124th Int, cont.z. ____ .... -;. --_Ja_c_~~onvilie, Duval Count) -------. . . .... .-WWII--. Mustered into A.ct Fed Serv 25 Nov 19 4 0 t J . Ragle:; ~ (T) ~P..P.iJ1~AF (T) Maneuve;s a 8 _ ~9~;;,.opvjJJ ~•~amp Blandi~ 12-18-40 to a;:2-41; . . H!.Ia~~,e.1:?,,1~;..E.E&&."~. (T) 10-30-41 to l~-t~(i_i02 41 ,~~ '.S!aa~ 10-9-41 to 10-29-41; ! Ft_.Bem 1-ll ... I,.2 to lO-ll-43 Ft Jack r.r anurversn a~ .o.i.aruun~ 12-2-41 to l-ll-1 "Ii->-ti4 ; 4-5-44 to 9-W~i;:rr~;rrnactive) 1 ~-l24 3to',:~:::mr;,'3Wiri.iJ:L.o. (.!ct) . Mala ll-27.:45;s}'l5oE(0Stoneman Cal )('rna t ~12~59.5-44 to 4-30-45; ~-5=3-45; . . ~-I .,.. JI, c J. veJ 2-::-14~ to 12-16-45. :i,mpa:1.gn Streamers: WWI~wunout Inscription); WWII New Guinea (-th' wh d)-S Philli -o d . ...... arro ea outhern , Deco:vations: Distin~~=d U~toSntsi~ver ban in~cribed WESTERN PACIFIC --. / 0 m. rec:llllers embroidered NEl'f GUINEA : Awards: Presidential Unit Citat f * * . * i~n * i. * I 1947 Co F, 124th Inf which was induct d t { 19 May 1947 (Go ll-47);. e in o fed serv 25 Nov 40 is reorg ~/sta Jackson-yJ._1l_e Racksonville , ':c.K .. Co C, lstBri FS,I .. organized in .J~cksonville in 1893; saw service in -Spanish-American War .. -. _ _: __ . . 1898-1899 as Co C 1st Fla Vol Rett; Redesig in 1899 as Co F. lt Fla Inf fJ.nd served !ont. ____ . .. until 1916 when it was redesig as Co F lstSepBn; was redesig in 1917 as Co F, 1st Fla . c~~---J.DJ; mustered into federal service for WWI SAug 1917; Reorg in as no~~o .. as " Co H, lstFla Inf, as Co F 1st Fla ,Inf in 1921; and as Co F,: 154th Inf in 1921; served .. .. continuow.y until when 1.5Uth becarae 12th (its warhme desig); served cont. until 25 . . __ ._Nov ..1940 .when it was inducted into federal service for 7f:ITI; was reorganized after WWII as_ca'F 124th Inf in Jacksonville; Jacksonville Hq lstBn FST existed in ~893 in._ _J_ac_k~~nvi~e; served_in the_~p~sh-American War __ l898-:l;.; ,...Redesignated H~ 1st Bn:lst Fla inr in 1899; on 20_ May 1~03 the unit was moved to St. _,-,. !...c -Augustine; -7 &rch -1906 moved back-to -Ja~ksonville; served continuously-:-:unt~l ? when -::-~~: __ _ it was redesig~te
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. ' '.,,., .. . . . . /,) ' . /." ./ / /' /' -,,, ~... . ' . . . . . .. --~7-#;--~---~7~/:~-r:::~~ .v~'-7::';,~:~,. ~-;~v-~:;-.• ef~~--~ ________ __ ___ ---~7-..,, ,r_~~---.., "'Ct>!;.::&,,.._ _ ~_ e> . -,•">c..c.~~,/ -7-,...----.. --:--,-_. -. -------~~~~-_:.;14<-t---c...i:f c,.$'_'_ ~.,p,...(!,..d",t'~._ _S::-,~.,)!)-:--t}_~J __ --____ ::... _'..:.;__ ..•. .•:_.;.~:~----"'-.--:':,~--------•"_•---•-_--.-..:..,... .. -.,,-,:'_ ' . ' . . ,:• .---~:''_'_ .L!l'(.~ ~~:-?~-~/f__:Z:__?2l4:4~lc~"--~VcL3_~~-~:f_--:-_/Jl7~~c /4-.~,"'~ __ __ .... :,.~v-~z /tt-41 _-/t /u4 ~S:.; .. /->!(c,Ly_ If-/~.#~ :.~~-,-.;Z2-0d:---:,J:-..:.'.._ -~----~-----~::_~:-LV z!J~-~.7~ -~~-.; ~--~ ~,~-41:-1/?i . ,, --•--.. ._ # -------•----____________ ,_ ,..---~---.:_ ____ ---------•---

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-----~----------. ----------------___ .,,. __ 'w-------------------------.,.-... .. -I / .. . " --------------------------~'77::--:-:'.a~ . . '. ,,_.._ .... J ~'l,,_.:.,.c..-..,...,,,,--..('_ •-Lt v,' . , --Company A 1 1st Bn FST org in Jacksonville in 189J; saw service in Span-Am War as~ st Fla Reft; returned to state control asbC,2 A ls! Fl~ Inf & served continuoul~ until Plb when it was redesig as_fg.U~.t Se,r2~11.i, ifo~esig eo 'l'"Tst Fla Inf & served in Yl'if{.-. ~_tAligr_tyO ___ 8_:_Yo:~d_~arys -1:i_. . ~,: . , .. ' ... ,, .. --~--( ,~--"'---\:=~-----~~dJ ------------f,om Chi Columt11 or f"hl .... ------------------------------------------.. 2"hne1;t1n1tm a.nd c1tuen i -----11 a;,21. 19:1 ('; 111,c I t t Jed Llgnlb~-blnft •nan~ Il1E'l'l Wedn~S ay .. . : ,Hill kl.mer Block to elec& a captain er 1 ~, Tucker . flo li\lCCl'Ed Char "s . : i ' . !ylh<, :ee..~~~~rcl' :~ik ~CBJ~fte~. The JU Is , one or the oldest or ' aniza.llons -In the st~te. IL ?Jeni ,-{hrougb the Civil ,-..: a. and b~~; 6 ani,h-Amerlren _ War as a !a~d _did .l~elf p~oud_ during both ,conflicts. . _ d yes Mayor Fletcher announce . . tt!rdaY that aU city office! will be ~closed today for !]b?rv~nce of Con feder.ate ?,1emor1a1 Dal,.... r tbe John B. Lucy, St'creta.....o !di -'ack•onvllle Ba!eball Club, sa J r' •l;~da tbat he ls e,i:perlE'DClng; ~fiflcuJti ID his erlort LO ar_range '\ - •. schedule. of g:i.mes. with olber _Florida _tow:n-5 ~1eas011. . I . : .. :. '--.. .... : •,; ... : , :• ., ... . ..-,,-: ... -. -.

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. . . . : ,.,•. . ..... ---~-... ' . / , (. -----. --, . -.. ., .. --~----.. ,L ___ ------------:~. -------. .. ---------~---------------'---------,-~-,,,.,.~ Jacksonville Light Infantry Jax Light Inf organized 30 April 18.57 with Capt: Holmes Steeie; Lts: F .• c. Soller, . ______ _ ---oeorge Flagg,-J. C. Buffington. (EM-39) . . . . . . -:-: __ -The first street parade was held 4 July 18.59, when the co marched to the country,about -where Florida Ave is now:, and had target practice. . . __ _ . ..... __ _ ____ --__ _,_ Upon the withdrawal of Florida :rrorii.the Union, the Jax Light Inf of'f'ered its services . . __ __:___ to the Governor and'was the first co officially accepted by :t~e, State. -----~. The Jacksonv;i.lle Light Infantry was mustered into the Confederate _s~rtj.c~ as_ Co .. "A"_ -. -~-3rd Fla. Inf; 10 Aug. 1961. It )ras s:tationeci at -Fort steeie \mtii. early in March 1862 --=----when, on .the_ approach of the Federal Squadron, the guns were spiked and the company . '. ... . returned to _Jacksonville under orders. Most of the compclllies coinpri:_sing the __ Jr_d Fla ___ _ _----Regtthenwenttocedaf Key; and ird!ay l862;t:tie-entire-reft.for the first time was . . _ .. -brought togeher .at Midway, Gadsden County, when it wa~ reorgani2'!ed . and .;Sent to Mobi~e : ,. .:: ___ for several months. Early in August 1862, it went to Chattanooga. ___ !t_:~I!t -~!l,r_o_:ug~~~~-----the Kentucky Campaign-and was .. engaged-in theBattleor ""Perryville~ 8 Oct 1862, when it . :_ -. lost heavily in officers and men. The lstFl.unf was also engaged and the losses were ... : :> i... ~ so_heavy j:,ll_~t; :the_ t,_wo _regiinenj;~ __ , J.st __ &_ Jrd_Xla, 1V_e:r:-E:!__c9_n._f3
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: '< . J:. . , . ,. ,~. 13aginning !(ith Aug 10, :J.~61, "!;heroster of the:,Jacksonvi_lle-p.ght In.tantry :in:the '\\~ ., Between the,states was 'as 'follows: , '' .•. : .. , .. -;..''. '-:;,. ' ,,, ' •'' .::'' '.::' '' .\.: OFFICERS . . CApt: 'Holmes Steele., resigned Nov 1861 n Hohn B. 'Oliveros: ciisabled at Perryville 1862~ :, " _Aristides Doggett: promoted Capt Nov 1862 , 1st Lts: John G. Butler: lost in Kentucky n JQhn King 2nd Lts: William Caulk Francis H. Sabal:Cpl: promoted 3rd & ihldLt Nov 62: killed between Chattanooga & Atlanta Wm Haddock: Promoted 2nd Lt 1 64 3rd Lt: ~Owens T?I___ (93 EM) ******* The Mill Riot of June-1880 induced the reorganization of the compauy, ithicb was accomplshd 20 Sept 1880 with an aggregate strength of 60 men: Capt: WB Yollllg; Lst. Lt A.W. OW~ns; 2ndLt Charles Stewart; *****~* Jax Light Inf,volunteered for service in the Span-Am War; left Jax for Tanip.l on 12 May 1898; Mustered into Fed Serv 23 May 1898 in Tampa as part of the 1st Fla Volunteers~C;.~, Capt: John_ s. Maxwel:1-; lstLt Braxton B. McDonnell; .2nd.Lt G.R. Weldon. !'~~ ~o/-. Mustered ?ut of FedServ 3 nee 1898 at Tallahassee; Reorganized as Co A 1st fla Regt FST 1899; :Desig of FST cha~ed_ to, NG of Fla 7 Jlllle 1909; Became Co '"A" Jst Sep Bn in 1916 ~s resLtl~ of a reorganizat~on. Entered WWI in 1917 & afterwards sent to CrunpWhe~ler where,: ~!a:~s disbanded & l.ts members assigned.~ other commands. J:iost of them saw s:r:vice overJ --------------~------........-----------------•?---~-----------------...----•'' \ !. -----------------------------~:--•. ;__llq._~•_154th _ _: __ -:T•_~_un-::22=-(~~,/~~. •' ' I ,I . . ' ;,_ ____ ,._ . . -----~. ..... ----~--------... ------•-----------Commanding Officers: .: .. -------....... ~--------------------------------------------------., ,I ' . .. ._,.,....:~ __ .,.. . .,. •... -J: __ -:""----~ ___.. _c_ ; _A~~i_y~-~~~Q_ '-~-, ~__ -~----. :_-_~_--:~:-.-~-~:---. ---------... ___ ,.,_ -----~:~-~-'. --.... --__ .. ___ l, '' ,~-~.... --------~.. -'-:..-::•

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......... , $ ... ~~--_: __ :Units __ ,_.1st Co. CA Corps ___ 27May 21 __ redes. 437th Co. 29 May 22 redes. ----Btry A, 1st Sep.; Bn. CAC 31 Oct 23 _Btry A, CA Bn .. 265th (HD) 22 _Jul 25 Btry A, 265th CA(HD) 20 Nov 29 redes. redes. ... Commanding Officers;---~pt. w. E. Thigpen _ _j _____ ----7----:--;____ : -----__ :_~ _Active State, Duty:_ ..... : 1926-1928~1935 _ , . . . 1929 Fruit Fly -.. ---__________ ,___ -r -------_______ ,._ --.... ___ / ____ _ aid in h_11rric.me disi&sters quarantine --.-__ \.., ----------------------,-----, ... -"----~-----------------~-----------------~ -----. trnits ' . _, . ,---'-~----~----------.----.'.-------.-.. ----------"I,. / . Medical Det. 265th CA (HD) Fed Rec. 2 Feb 1927 -, ' .. ,-,_ -. . ! --------.---.----••~-•---•-r<• ,_• ;,•. . _., ... __ "• J _.._. I _,,. •,-•_ ..:..--,----,---~---;-~.~--~-•--.•----:--:,•.-:-.-~ .. -~,-"'-,•~ .
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. ,.' .Commanding Officers: 2nd Lt. Albert E. Barrs Active State Duty: -_, -. in .5 Dec12J 2 Jan 24 ' ./ --. . . . ... .,. J Pre World War tt Units J.!CXSONVfi.tE ! ;7th Separate Co. 22 Apr 20 redesignated -:~-~-~co;-F., .1st Inr.-(GO 2 -.;;5 Jan-21) redeeignated .:.:.:.-~Co. F, .2nd Bn ., .1st; In. _ (00-9---7.J!ay ) redesignated-~~~;-~~•.!:: J!4;1!,_-~,-~~~-;_~f _,. _ __,_ ___________ ..,_ .. y•,, -... ......,.... --------------~-----7-r ' v, --___ , _____ . --------------------------I -~ •. ,Active State nuty':-. -~ ---~-----------------,-----' ::.. --:-...:......~ ... ' T-'_ ..... -~---• -t ---~ . /. ,, ' --: . --~------.. ~. ...;. ...... --..... ., " .J ..... -~..,.,; . '

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. . . _. .. ::,:.-__. , .. . :., .. ... , . 7------...--rr . . ' . "; . ."'\ . ,i ' -_ •. -,-" _', ., ~_: ~'. . -. ' . . f. -~ •. ; . -orld War_tt .. : .. ' . . ., -., l i '•. . . -~-------. :~:~--~~S~t~~~~-.:~eryice_ CC)., 154th ... (GO 3 Feb _24) ___ Fmueds1;rer 8 _ecd in __ 1 25 9 t~-2 2 4 4 .. (GO 6 -~24 Apr 24). lllaU. -----.. ,. .• ................... \ ---------. . . -------"'--:------•-. --. \ . ' ' .. ' _ . . --_ . : COmmandingo.rficers: ... WO Joseph w. Berry fBand ~Leader) . -----------.\ ----------,' ---~--------.. --~ -----,,, . . --------. ------... -,,.. -------~Active State Duty: ----------------.. ------... -----.. ------. . -..-------•---. -. -~------------. ---\ -----,, ' . -----• ... --' -. .:.----------:-----=---------.-.--c.. __ .. _. ------------. \ ... --. -: _. ' . ..... -.. .,....., ......... _

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,• •''. -:_ :: f T4).: < cJ-;jl ,: . . , . . . , . I --. •-. .1.-• ;,,.t . -~::' .. . .-. . ;:' --.--~ . . ------------. ,,.._ . -----------_____,,_..-~~----~-------I. :: :_'.:'.~~ ~~--~:~-'.~-~ .-:_au. .. -_ I , . -r:~~~-l.~~ ~~-.-::r-;~~--
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/?z,.J..!%.~~[LI!. L~ F n..frt. -. , _ l,r# EJ iv /4,1;:; n" ;t .,,,, k 5 z;;;; I_ /1/~~n/Jlll(_ ;-"..i,t:J~M&t:..i?J.f..'f ,~ cPf-'114/uj ly~li ,& .t74;f l,z r: 6(ta't,<, 2"4 Bl( .2't:4::a_ i~e..._/ff~~ P,S, -4 :71,s-~e;;~ _ t:tJ_ .4-. _ ~,; !'7! #at /J/l ..,. ffe ;,,u~ _ l~f _ /IS-'lli_ ~-A,T_-:_R<:<'J",_,_;.., _L~ -; sn _>Jtij /T;lj/1-'1:<)J-w _,4.,,~ Jacksonville Amti-T~k Co 124th W ,?!g J~. ~~.Noy J.940; ent~!ed_ fed s_e._x:v_i_ce~ f_<;>;:-Ji'l'fIJ; __ _2~ J{g~ _1940.;_ --~--__ : Reorgaru.zed after Wi'iII a~ Service Co l2{ith II;: . . . . . _ . . . . ,, : _ . . . . , ____ -------,_ __ . . •, \ .. . •. ; . ; ~' .. ':;'.' .-.•. r. ---------~--..., ---J .;, __ . . i •-j ,. -----~-.--.-----, --_ _____ .. _________ _ s-....

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Jacksonville ~BAND .12~th Inf ~rg 'Jax on 7 Feb .19'24; entered _fed s erv f ,m.,rrr 2t' N 4 "".I!\ l _or -nn.L ,, ov-19 O; ___ :._~~~-i-gam.zect __ a!_ter_ :~l\oV:II as Med Co. 12{:!th Inf. __: _ :: __ _ _ ____ ._.,_.__ _ _ __ ... ~----------_______ __,,---------------------------------~------.. ---------I Jacksonville -,.., ..::;;~~=:..;..;;.o~~•.,,_org Jax 5 Dec 1923; redesig HqCo 2ncIBnJ?hth .In!_in 1924; Redesig as~:w.,illlo.,;,.l,lall,l....iir.ww24 Aug 1927; entered federal service for1ViITI 25 Nov 1940; Reorganized after l~'III as the 748th 0rgpapfe MaJ.ptenance Co.i, Reorg~ized in 1952 as HqHqBtg 748th 9fdpAAse BattaJ;gn, . .__....--..l , I Jacksonville ; ,_ ll:!Co 154th Inf org 7 June 1922; iedes;g UaCo 124th Inf in 1924; ente,,ed iede,,a1 service for \1:ltf ~;' ifov 1940; Reorg after W\'III as ]aHcjao i~uthinfRegt ' ,__ . / Jacksonville ---~;t=~ ~o54tJ~~!n,f6 Noovrg Jax.in 1922? redesig Hg 2ndBn 12~th in 1924,• , ---~___ _ . ....,. . . 1930, moved in 1933 returned to J moved in 1925; _ ;-..,~_'"~-1Mr.L:?.E'...Jfou_J_1J10 ---' -ax i_n 1937; entered federal i . \ -~-------:--_:_ ___ ~=i - •~~--------<~•--------~ _:_.: I >t =i . r-:--~----i . . s-~-r:.:.:-------.-------. . . . . ..

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.. . 1.,!achine Gun Co 1 --:------='-'l-&l.il-""'-~-~--.!.S.;tWiinf!f or 20 . . g ... May -1917 in Jax~ ---] .__ . .. ---------~~tered fed service for ---.. --.. ~----------...... .lia--lst Inf org-'Jax in l92lfredesi((Howitz _ . . , . . . - •> ~ti! i'9~en 154th made 124th .then ;erve'r1~r Ct !t~f~*~! in; served cont. 2;;i Nov 1940. . ' con 1. entered fed serv; for i'fflII ----------.. ---~---------------------. ---------------------------. ----. ------HqCo 1st Inf. organized -Jax 17 May 1917 and entered Fed serv for W\VI Au,g 1917; .. ----------------------------------~----------------~.------. --------. --... ------------~Jacksonville :--1st Field Hospital. organized in Jax 8 Jul 1916; entered federal service for Mexican '. Border 11 July 1910; relieved from fede_ral service i _March 1917; and entered fed _serv ---for ww( 5 ~ug 1917 -----------~ ----------------. ----------------------. Jacksonville r nville I s~• -• ..., .,. ' -• . ,/ . .

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Jacksonville --. . ---------~ .. . : . ,.. _:-_ ..... ~_ __ Hq Light Artillery Battalio,s, ~:r-g~zed 1:n_ ,!eck~?n_vipe in 1899 ~n E.9~~~----•.• . ------~ . ,..,,,. -~-,. ... _,,,,. __ .. ----. _;,;-~~,:_ .. ' ,;~7~~c~"."'';~"c'.-'."""' Jacksonnlle . , set"'red continuously un~il it was t until disbanded in 1906. con , -----cont. until disbanded in 1916; . 1st Fla Inf organiz~d in 1899; served entered fed serv for "N\VI on 5 Aug 1917. lst Fla Inforg again in Jax in 1917; Jacksonville __ Hq 1st Brigade organized in 1903 in Jacksonville; disbanded sometime in 1913; i .J I . -1 ....... -------..... . . . :t . . . L /--'--'------~:. -., . . Jacksonville -------___ .,___ --------------~---. . . . . .. ' . ------------------------------------~------------_.,.._ .. _______ -,. .

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.': ... . . ..-, ..... :ai:r '' -__ _ _::..~~,:,:_~_;,~-;;;,-.;;..;.~~-----":'1 -~:"'~..!.;,!-,.~-:.... .--..:;~~ :.::..-t-~ ..:..-----~-...... -----:---~ -----/ ~---~-~-------------~-~-~-~. ...~;--.:,,..-:-::< P-E-i+SA------------------------------------1,AIJ..-.4 J. Unit existed in 1880 1 s in PENSACllIA, on 8 June 1887 a state law was passed . -. creating 3 -Bn-s of.Fla state Troops & .this miit w"as Hq-Ji-d Bn Maj W. F. Williams and -1st-Lt -Hargis-we:re aptd-21-Ju.J.:r -1887; -----In 1893 the organized militia in Florida was organized into 5 Separate Battalions, ------a.ad thisunit continued as-Jiq. jrci Sep-Bn. In-addition to .Maj Williams and Lt --. Hargis,-RA Ross-was aptd 1st Lt-10 Jul-1893--&SB Hutchinson-aptd-lst-1-t-&-QM on-3---------------t8~4f4c:g.-tn~!t{*e_~TI~:;:\:-~tj~95f--t~, B~~~im,~J~~f~-Ia;gr-:r%;~n-----. CalTlp Henderson in-1897.CB McKinnon was aptd 1st-Lt on-13-May-1898.--____ : .. -__ Up~n __ the _adven_t._ of_ t~ __ Spanish-Ame:t_"ic~_i~r, __ all_ F'.~!_"i_da_ Troops we_!"e __ o_rde_:t_:ed _____ _ to Tampa, where the 1st FlaVolunteer Regiment was formed with 12 companies from existing units,-and members of-the other-units were mustered-into federal-service 1 ___ _ _ -~ as 0 _part _of_ th~_l}!!_~q -~~-~~--~ts. __ Hq 3~d_ Sep __ Bn _ :wa~--~_s}:>~-~~-d 23_}~~Y.l-_?:Z8-, ___ a_s -~-~scribed above. . -.. ----. -... ----. -------------. . -----.... _____ .... --------_ ____ --~ __ Hq 3_rd Sep Bn,_~1, 1'hi~h __ ~_a_s ~i_s!:_> __ =!-.!.1 Pen_~ac~la _i_n_23_t1ay __ l_~98-,_was_~o!g -~s_. __ : : _ Hq3rdBnlstFlainfRegt in PENSACOLA in 1899 and served at that station until . :----1904. :_ _ __ _:_ ____ : ______ -------------------------------.: Encampment: 1903-Jacksonville. .. i-------Officers: ~Major:--ruCcary 1899-1.2"""Jul-03;-Cha:rlesParkhill l)Jul OJ-Res 5 Apr;.' _. _. __ ADJ;. JR'Keller-1899-; .Frank Whiting 3"S~p"!:!_03J_ __ i> , OM; CW,D'Alemberte 18~9-;Setephen_D. lee 7 Sept OJ.

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.. ::. r-~ ----~ -_----:---.-___,..,..,~~-~---~--~:.:..:._~;_ . . _:._ __ ..;. I ,. ' ' . i----,--"' I n. Company A 3rd Separate Battalion FST (EScambia Rifles) . org as Escambia Rifles in 1873 Co B 3rd Bn FS~l888 .(Capt Geo. J. Slocumb . st Lt. Palrne:s, nd Lt:J. -'Co'A 3rd Sep"Bzi 1893; . ,. "\.. •' . ~. ". ' ... . ,: . .. _., The Escambia i".nes existed in PENSACOLA prio~ to 1893. In 1893 the a"rganized . . militia in" Florida was organized into Separate Battalions, and this unit : . /, -~ : was designated Company A (Escambia Rifles) 3~d Sep Bn, FST.: .. Capt RM Bushness, lst.1.tt JK Hy:er & 2nd Lt ST _Gonzalez were appointed on 24 Nove 1893• . The company attended encampm!nt at Camp Dunn, Ocala in 1893; Pablo Beach in 1894; Camp Henderson Tallahassee in 1895; Camp Bloxham Jax in 1896; and again at Camp uenderson in 1897 •. RW Cobb was aptd Lst Lt & JK Hyer 2nd Lt on 8 Mar 1897. . . Upon the advent of the Spanish~American war, all Florida Troops were ordered to Tampa;where the 1st Florida Volunteer Reft or 12 companies was formed from existing units. Co A was redesignated Co H 1st F1a Vol Regt and mustered into federal service. After the Span-Am War, this unit.was reorganized in 1889 in Pensacola as Co I 1st Flarnf Regt. Co A Jrd SepBnFST which served as co H lstFlaVolRegt during the Span-Am War was reorganized in PENSACOLA. in 1899 as Co I 1st Fla Inf Regt. Co I was disbanded in'Pensa on 23 J'Ul$ _1905. QENCAMPMENT: 1903Jax 1904 srr:Aug• CAPTAlN: WF Williams 1899; WW Flournoy 19 Oct 01; Jase Watson 6 Jan 02; CW D 1 Alembe'rte 1903; JR Landrum 10 Aug 04; lSTLT: JC Watson 1899; Pike Maddox ... 6 Jan 02t 'ndLt: Pike Maddox 1899-1900 (?); John w. Bowers ~7 _Mar 02; SR Greenblatt 24 Aug_))4; . , .

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, .. .. . . . . . . . . ..--..------,----.. ----.. ---..---~---... -------. -----1948 Bt.ry C 265th CA Bn which was inducted into Fed Serv 6 Jan Ll reorg . , at PENSACOLA as 982nd CA Btry 23 Feb 48 (GO 4-48); C;pt Volney K Day CO; F/T Cr Stew 8-22 Aug; 194? F/T Cp Stew _10"'."24 Jul; Reorg and _redesig Btry A 265th AAA Gun Bn (M) l Sept 49 and again 265th AAA Bn-(90m.m) 1 Oct 49 (GO lJ-49); Capt 00 Wilkerson ro 15 Oct; (For current history see Battery A 265th AAA En (AW) (M). .><:. III. Co F (PENSACOLA LIGHT ARTY) existed in PENSACOLA prior to 1890 but existing records first show it in 1891 commanded by Captain MP Palmes (17 Aug 1891). . In 1893 the organized militia in Florida was organized into 5 separate battalions, and this unit continued as Co F 3rd Sep Bn with Captain. Palmes and 1st Lt AH D'Alemberte (aptd 5 Aug 93). The unit attended encampment at Camp llunn, Ocala in 1893; "Pensacola in 1894; at Camp Henderson _Tallahassee in 1895; Camp Bloxham, Jacksonville in 1896 and again Camp Henderson in 1897._ .a-r Jones was aptd lstLt ll Sept 96; IM Bear aptd _ Captain 29 April _1897 & WH Ryan lstLt on 28 Marcil 1898. _ Upon the advent of_ the Spanish-American War, all Florida Troops were . ordered to Tampa, where the 1st Florida Volunteer Regt was fonned _ from 12 existing companies, the other units were disbanded, and their members mustered into federal service as apart of the newly formedunits. / Company F 3rd Sep Bn was disbanded 23 May 1898, as described above. After the Span-Arn War the lll'lit was reorganized in 1899 as Battery B, Light Artillery Battalion. . _ _ _ . ..__ _____ --------. -,_,. _________________________________________ _ i l J l; ,._ L'~---' < .B~r;r~, s~l=st.~;o:~ in~~s!;_~;!i~a~~~9 ~t;at1Z ---t-':...: and attended encainpm,mt::-at-Jacksonville -in -l90J. 0 . ---... ! -----------------------------------'\.,,.,,~-.-----. ' . ,, . . '1 .. :. I._.___ .. ... .. -. ,,. -•' ------

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.. r-~-----------. ---. ----------------~ -~---~~--~----~----... '.: , Co M ore PENSACOLA 1 Junel911 served until disbanded there 13 Dec 1913. ACT STATE Dl_lTY: 10-20 Apr 1908 ACA Pensa; EllC: ;I-911:. S::!'(;~arnp:Jr; .1912-Anri_iston; _ l913-StCampGrnds CAPT: W. Acker,. Jr. l "Aug 11; FJ Blound JO Nov 12f 1st Lt: HA Lurton h Aug ir;-wf Lusk 1912; ER Caro 1 Jul 13; 2ndL t. wr Lusk 8 Jan .12; . RT . Sublette 16 Feb lJ. ' . .-: . . . _ ..: '.-::, ., •:. .. ... _______ _ ------------___ ,_.,_ --. ----------. . . M -----..... -------.-,I .• ' . ' . . . ---------.-------------. ----. --~---..,... -l -•--.• --• -. ------,-. =~------'--"'-... . ' -.-----. -.. -. .,. ___ ._ ----..... -. -----------------._ ... ____ ' ___ .._ --~ --

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. . 8 9. di bmided 23 July 19 05; 13 Dec 1913 •.... C K lstFlaint.:, organized l 9 ; slid t d with Co I 1;3g_3:a~ on . .. o . q . 1 June 1911 Conso a e -.--.., ... w_ .. ____ Orgaru.zea again ' Es:c~.-b/.,,, !. . . . \ = --::= =------------------=.;==:-::~! . Cent ~--tAld Co E ll.4tl,Engs; ..... i . . . .. .. .. 922 socm afier rede s1.t 18 Nov 1924, -I ..... . . ed in Cent.ry 8 Dec 1 , 924 and disbanded in Cea JZrT ... 2nd E~•r Co o~o6tlJJ!ngineers on 28 Mey 1 . * * * . then redesig Co E * * -(no record of ifficers) * * --(4 ~~,;;_,;..-~~7L~) -'-----------------------------~--------j /. ... ... . . . . .. .... Pensaco:ta, Escambta County. . .. I --------------~ l: --~ I / ,fa ii BatteryD 265th CA Rcgt organized 30 Liarcl, 1936; rede,Ug fil,z C 265th a R~p in l9J:II!'; llhtere_o. moved .from Pensacola in 1904 (20 MarJ:. Pensacola, Escambia County---------,.,,, ___ . j.

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..... .. -. ,-, :__ :_ Bt~"n/ 265thc.i --(HDt ___ -(GO h =i.5 Apr-)6) ---F~d Rec.30 i.rar-36 _-_:-----'Btry D 1 --26,thCA(BD) -(GO 4 -8-Apr uO) -----effective JS Apr .40 __ :-_Btry__ C 1 26$th_CA (HD)____ __ ____ _ _________ _________ _ --Commanding Officers:-~ --capt. A~s. Mills I Active State Duti: -----~ ------------/ -----. -a.!.-------___ ...,.._______.~------... ~. -•---, I - •' r ___ ......... -_ _._ .. . .. '~ -. ___ . Pnisfco:u redes. __ ._ " _ Pensacola, Escambia County ~? A,...1r4~ existed in 1893; Span-Am War 23 Mar 1898; returned to state control & redesignated as ~o I lstFl~ in 1899; Disbanded 23 July 1905; Organized again 31 Oct :tffl as Co I 1st Fla Inf; disbanded 19 Mar 1915; Organized again as Co I 1st Fla Inf 16 May 1917; entered federal service for \TlIT 5 Aug 1917. r i , -<-,• ._ .• . }~c_,~"n~_r.,..~~-~ai-~~~;~,~~,..;-~~-4'r ,/$~/'~~~ .• ----, .---.:-. . . . -------------~... ----_--.:_-:-_. ---r-----~-~-:---~-----_------.. --.-_ ----------... ---------------"'~.. .:.,. __ _ -:, .• ;. i" --./_ __

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/ ~-:-~--'---~----------'-'_..:.----"----,---,--------"----~--_r __ ,$4~--~--;: "APPALAClilCOLS .-------------------------------------r<,:_ .. '.\_ ~i-_ _. __ I•.~ r: -, _ . . . ,_., __ _ ... :.II.;. ,. _ -ii9J~~3~~~5~-p l~8//_1899;i:-1s-~: ;l~~ -~~9)-6/ /}:S'JJ-:L _ l_~t Fla WWI; 192 7~E lo6~ -~' Eng; 1940-WWIIJ 1948-cmmon Co 124th Inf; 1948-Heavy Mortar Co 124th.:.Inf'~l.94~ --Hea'Vy:J-lortar Compan,y th-Inf';: (f'or history of Unit see -Card Heav,r-Mortar-Com ___ 124th Inf);_ 19.,~Heiiv.r. tfo_I1,az:Co 124th Inf' convert.ad, redesignated, _ organized and: redirganized as Company A., ~lith--lrnbred W-:eiij" (For history -up ioand "iricluding : --l9S5seeCard-f'or Heavy Mortar Company 124th-Inf'-Bn)J----;: --:. )J ...... r~ .. . ... ---______ .,. ____ --------------. ' --~929Hq 2nd Bn lo6th Eng; l93S-T!ans/ / .. -. L'. .• --;; ,_ ' . -----------------------------------------_. _____ _____ _. __ _ ----------------------. -------. . -------~/ . . . ---- •. -. . . : . :, '----------------------------~---------------------------------'---:~-/-~~~~~--:-.~~.: . .. --------. ----------------.--;.-:= -~ : :-_-l-_;~ .. .. :-_'._:~~:.~ . .-:~/ .;:..:.----l ,ivi,;,,,., _:,,_ _ _,.. __ _________ .._ __ -, __ ._ -----.......~----' .i ...... .,

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-~LII~-__ Hq 3rd En 1st Fla Inf 1904-1917 _______ i ____ :---=--c~-----:-c:__ ____ ~, --:: ___ ----'::--~, ---' Hq Jrd Bn 1st Fla Inf Regt transferred to Appalachicola 20 March 04 with the apts of Major .i -~:: Dominick -Brown,~ as CO -3rd -Bn.---:ACTIVE STATE 1>UTY 'l0-28 -April Pen-sacola; . E:1CAMPMENT: ... __ , __ 1904-St._Aug; 190.5 Lake City; 1906 .. Tampa; 1907 .& 08 .Joint Coast De Exicerse Pensa; 1909-11 State Camp Grounds, Ja:x; 1912 Jo:flnt Maneuvers Anniston Ala; 1913-15 State Camp Groun --OFFICERS: Major Dominick.Brown Mar 04; -JP liickey-11 Ju1ofHawleyca:wthorne~9-Apr-l2j ------------_JP Coombs .27.Jan J.5 .:tr-to nd Bn 11 Dec 15;---------------. ----ADJ: Shields Warren 15 Aug 04; ID Sharit 6 Feb 9 Jul 06; JF Warren 9 Jul 06 . 30 Dec 07; WP Dodd 15 Feb 08; -JF Warren 10 Feb 09;-oi Ranii:;eyll-Nov;-WI Stirison ~Feb-ij . __ 23 Mar 14; AC Blount 9 May 14; QM: John H Cook 15 Aug 04; BI Solomon 10 Apr 06; RobRobRiee Nov 10; TH Cawthorne 4 Jan 11; OG Shivers 16 May 14; RG Marshall 8 Jul 15; -Hq Jrd Bnlst Fla Inf -disbanded 29 Nov.16 when th st F1a.:rnt was dish~decl to tormlst sep _ .. Bn .FNG which .served on active state and P'ederal -duty until its reorganization and mobil -for-, WWI on 5 Aug 1917. It was reorganized in M8\Y' 1917 wnder Major JP Coombs and 1st. Lt GK Walker Maj or Coombs Wa.B p:romoted ~o Hq in July . .. _ _ IIIHq 2nd Bn 106th Eng 1929-1955 _ ___ .. _ __ ___ __ ___ _ ____ ____ t. _____ ___ _ __ __ _ __ . _ . _ -,er-2nd Bn 106th Eng was stationed in Appalachicola from 11 May 1929 to 12 June 1935 under ~Major~~mn.es _p. ~Coombs.-------~-:-.-..:-------.: -----------------------=-------------------, ... , ..,:_, ',' -~ '. '4 , ' -. _-----------~ _ --------------------------~-------------------------------------------.------. . . . ------------,,:-----------' rr--.. -----------------. ' . -Units in ;.pp.l:::.ch,icc,la

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> .. •.',. :.•., .. .. :-:< -~~-~-~-----------~-~~. ' -. '.At. t"he t.lme 'o!' the ?•tc'xic:m:t:kr., :r:my of the . ..;.iits : oi'the 1st.Fla w R~gt~w~~ diE:bandl~1 : ' . 'ir.clui.ing Cc_ L,; for:reni:..ininb i:nit::; ,of the 1st Fl:1 Inf ,.ere 'i.ise~ .:.s ;the nucleus_ o.f•. the lslSep tr.,n:G, ~ii.::. the dis12'!'1dedunits of the F:e,:t UE:!'e u::;ed -to l:.:1",inbt-his-Eattalic,ntofuJJ. strer.i:;th. Tte Fir:t S~p ::2.tt.::..lion.fl!G serve,:.: en b,:,U-. s~ 2.t-= ~d fc-Jcrw. ~ctive duty .gcirding 1:-rfdg::~, utilHiezetcin_theState. . -. ... __ :-,._.-.,-.: :, ._, '!'he. 1st Fla Inl' Regtuz.s reorg again in!!.'.!;:, of 1917thelst Sep "Bn wa.e ccnsolid;..t,,::J with it--~,Cc, 1 H:..:: H:crg 25 E:;r 19.17".". and at the c::.11 c.f the Fre.::idex~t \i.3.!: mooil.i:;ed 'into ::.ct' fe:~eral .. __ -; 'i~1.:..•ice . on 5-t.ug 1917 :witli;CO:pt Glascow.,lstLt .Cantrell "and.2ndLt ;PH Johnson.::-_,:['he Regt :~id:_:;, _ . ci:~::.r.-:ed .a,~-C~p Wheel~!' ~a; the neri, :joining -o~her._units_•~ sefv-ing:~~~~ut th~ :fir.~~-' . >' ... _ .. :_ ,:rqrld wa!-. -. -. : _: ._ . . , :---,i _ : .. ,_, _--_ ::, '.. :_.r . .itf'er W}'JI Co.L was-reconstituted h Cc E 2nd...Pn 106th Engineers' on 3 Feb:1927. -The unit. .. _ ,J . ::at.tended' ~ual sur.irne:r encar.ipments 'mid.Third Arrey Naneuvers in: DeSoto 1f::. fi.c,n.;1 r crest, }li-s'~, ilu --1938. Bn ;fri.s reczs'ig1:.fd (Combat) 15 May 194o~ .Officers in.Cornmt..nd durir.g ti.1is p~riod;_'. ., . > Captains James P Coombs, 0 'WJ Glascou; Joj,..n 1farshall, Jr; Geqrge-A'Dodd; Hiram•w~perry &' ~': : , jHB:rJiert 0 Marshall.-:. ', .. -_' ,, "' . ' . >i.;. •,: . . -• -. :_ _, _ Co E 1-1.6.s induct~d -into :federal -r.iilitary service 25 November l~!iO for vi,}II -under capt 1:ar~~1:.:11., .;2nc;1L!f :J.ames MHenry & 2ndLt Walter N~Creekmore,; Jr. It -was redesig(Co B lstBn'l75th E::-igs) q ,Feb .'42; ~ain redesig( Co B lstBn 177th Engs)l5 May 42~ trzj.ncd int.ensiv.eli. in the "southern : _s_t .. \es;,:ana;sefvecl. in Alaska~ 1 _ . -.-, :;. . , , : .. .:; . ' _ .• >: :-: . . . . "Co '.Ei lo6th. Eng .. wa~r re ~-r .;2niz ed ii:fter Jr!-(I : as --Brum.on-~3.:2/:ith 1 •rrir ~2 . >J:u1.y ,'48 _ under Maj . F_lY:d :w -~ : ;'Richards; ;redesig Hea,i :r-Iorta.r,:Company :1Nov 4b; Lt •. Hahort ,aptc1,~0 _!1:950; re8rg T:_::tr ~51; . , ~Rt:?org -1 ct 52; Lt Rc,t. t. Connell Cu i Har. 53; Lt R. L_. 'Ho;re11-,90 )0. Sept ?3_; _ Reor:,g l :.:?..~.,3; ; . . F.~0.rg _1_.May_:.~~?4j;. Tf .. "IIlrnq :it _Ft Jacks.on 19_49~50_; Ft~~!c_Cl(j).~lah';J:951~5.2'.'."53-~4. -\~. -. ,(For history. ml lleav.r Mortar Co from 1948 to .19.$5 see Card.for Heavy Mortar _Companyl2~•:IM: Then for Current History see Card for Cmnpany A, 124th Armored Inf Bn) . / . , -,,..., _______ _ -------____________ ,..., __ .... --..., ___ , ------. ._ _______ -~----... .,, ., .j .. ' Pre World War 1! -. lfnfts \ ... :. - •:__,_ .. -,---<-"••--~~:,-:,~-.'------•"-1'• ----,.-.,~ -.. . ...----... ., _-~-_: __ : ColllllWldirig_'Offi_cers::.. ~pt .:.:J.H.Coombs.,Robert Knici:meye~ 1 Patrick {s.Hi~~~y;~.S.llohr,--..:...------. --________ .. __ .J~P_. ~vett.,~.~r-~ 1 (1.ater .. ~~j.,~t~~Lt.~!~,T.J.Moore : " . : J.P.Hickey,later Maj.,later, Col~lst Fla.In.~-J;F:War~e:ii~-----. . ---R.R.Rice.,J_.P.Co~~s.,(later-Maj. 1 laterLt.Col.:w:J.Gla'sg0:, -.. -. -:--. ____ Active State Duty: ~t Fly_Campaign _ _:1929 ':::._ ..... _. , . ; ''. :: .. 1 -, .:.):.. _ : c.• -=-------------r•~-::--~.--.--\.~-----. ... -------... _. -'-:----,-..•---.-. .. -~"----~-----..--------------.. ', ----------------.J-~-~ .. ~:.:..: .. ~-----::..._.,_::~_, __ ~',..'~~)~.r... -------. . ' ~o~ding Officers: (cont) J.Marsh~ii~ri.A~-Dodci;Hfrani'w.sperry----. '-----:-" ' ~>: -. -_~.----~•:,-:-:_ -~--~~ -; -::-Lt,.-Her~ert.o.~shall.--;-::-: 0 ..:. ~---"--------.:~ .. !. .:.~-"--~ ,.... __ ,._:_:::,:~~".. ,, .... ~: _____ : L . . ' -.. -... ---.. , ... _.,, .. . -i.

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Cg~ 106th En~r Re~ organized 3 February 1927 and entered :ederal service 25 Nev 1940; Upon return from'war unit reorganized 22 July 1948 as Ca:nnon,9,,9 1 12hth Int,:; reorganized & redesignated Heavy Mortar Comnam;;. J.24.tii~-lfl! l ~ov 1948_; __ . .Apalachicola, FranklL"l County. Hq JrdBn 1st F.,liL,~ org 20 March 1904 r:ioved to DeFuniak Springs 30 March 1912; Organized again 25.Feb 1915; Disbanded'29 Nov 1916 Ogganized again 5 June 1917 & entered rmr. 5 Aug 1917. Apalachicola, Fr~nklin County -~-Hq _ls:t }'la Int o:r_:g~~?~~~2_?_0ct~ 1913; Disbanded 29 November 1916. -Apalachicola F .co C 3rdBn fST existed. '. ranklin County Spanish-Am J"aru in 1893; personnel Disbanded 29 N~v ion return to state cont m~ved to other uni.-•s in o service .for 'tr,,'II. 5 916; reorganized as C. ;oml.it reorganized a C 18, 8 f'or seriice in the, ;;ug 1917. 0 ,.. lstFla Inf 25 May19 ~7r41lii~• and ent~deral --'' )!'er;iy ~ .Et ' , ---~ ~-i., ;~?~=--=&-;;.;16;Hiij :. , . . J ' .. ----~~v-••-~-.. , .. \ ,: :-;--. ::-•-, I. < -;--? -------~-----~' ' . --------_...., ___ --~----~---'' -,,.-----'---------------_:~-=-~-.. ---~---.. '!: i :

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/ .. _....,_._.. unicr .',,_ .. ;; .... :.. :-_ •. . ,. . ~-------------.. . --. . . ,, .. *~~.;,;, ... '_,, ... -::. .• .. ~-. i. . I~ On 18 Feb 1895 Cel'llpany D 3rd Sep En FS'l' (Gadsden Guards) was organized in QUINC?~ ,,:: .. --, --J:L~ -Daviasoii' was iptd captili sarie-date;' aria s'I: -Williamson -~td stLt on-30 July~ ---; :.c. ... _____ :__The -unit attended encampment at Camp Henderson, -Tallahassee -in 189S', Camp .Bloxham, -----'._ ._ .. -. _ _ .. '. Jax in 1896, and again. Carnp Henderson in 1897. : -------On -7-Jtily-:1897"5.T~-Williams-oii-vas"j:iromotedToca.ptairif-JO Sharon aptd lstLt'j---------:-. --and liency:McFarlin,Jr. aptd 2nd Lt. -----------------~---------Upon the ad-..~rit of the Spanish-.Arr.erican War., all Florida Trmps were ordered to Tampa -----where-the-lst "-Florida-Voluiiteer-Regiiiieiit wa~s-rormea-:-wit.n""J.r companies-; 1'roiri existing--.~ -. uni ts/:_:-Co ~D-was -redesigna.ted-Co -K--lst___;Fla :vol".Regt; :'and mustered . .into .federal -----: , service. : : ----This uriit was--afsbanded -at t~"ri-,rnd of-the Spanisn..:Americari War. -----------= " r . .• -•. •. 'a. .:. _,_ :~-__ II~ ~S!i.9;'.' _Co ~, 1T?~t~_~rg~ 16 Q_U!!~CY)_~5,_,0c~_~_(Q_0 2 _ 2)-~:,)_ 6 ; _AC_apt -~o ~he_;r~r ~; ___________ _ I 19 0 Auth S r May \GO ; Ft T Ft uax 3 Ju.&.J ug; :. -;----1951-Reorg 1-Mar -foo 9-5l)J F/T Ft McCl.:."8-22 Jul;-,:::c:.:.:~.-.:c.;~..: 0 ::..: : ____ -----------------. 1952 F/T Ft McCl 27 Jul 10 Aug; Reorg 1 Oct (GO 29-52); _ . i" -:----i95j--=. ---"fnaugura1-ee-ieriio11Tes-Talla 6 tan (aoJ1:.:s-2rfr/r Ft1-iccr 5-19 Julf-----------'. > \. J---:___ __:_ ___ : ____ -Reorg -1--Dec-(GO 47-53)---------------------------------------- •--... --------_-:.-.,L ______ 1954_:: F.:!Lf!. _ _t1c~_-; .. ~-?7 __ Jll!l~i Reorg l Oct (GO ~l-54); ' , ' 1955 Award for Effin in Tng (GOJ-_;55)j--F/T Ft cc1 J.4~28 Aug 55;" Co a; 12!ith--W--. -is converted, -redesignatedcorgani 2 ed -and-reorgani 2 ed as Co B.,124th Armored ------Inf Bn with station at QUN1CI. (GO 33-55) ._. ---For curreritriistory see carcl"foreo-B,--i24thAnnored-InfB~)----~--. I ' j . -. l ""1/.s. ... ..__ ___ _ .___ ....... -... --------..

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_-.•:: . .: .. , ... ~----:--:-:-----~~~ZJ -~b;:)''h4r,c).7T_.&, ,(j /:a:r/-~ ..,--,,.-.. . --................. _... I ----------------,-:-------------------------, ___ ::,_ ___ ------~------J._-----------Qaj.ncy, Gadsden __ County Co D JrdBn FST organized 18 Febrary 1895; $6Zd. mt served in theSpan-Am War 1898-1899; Demobilized. . ,

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.. ' . ;,:,: .'.-:_ . : ' .. . .. , ' .. ' . / _l ____ Co D 5th Sep Bn, FST (The Jasper Blues)LJlaS organized in Jasper_l April 1896. __ _ ; Robert T Radi'ord was aptd Captain the same date; and AB Small 1st.Lt ll Dec 1896. Unit . . -attended encampment at Camp Blokham,-Jax in 1896; -and on 4 Mar 1897 the unit•was transferred__ to_the .4thSep_Battallon and redesignated Co D qthSepBn. This new unit was commanded by _____ ; Capt AB Small who had been promoted from 1st.Lt on 19 Aug 1897; and 2ndLt GJ Register,apt.d -:31 March 1898. -The unit attended enc11111pment at Camp Henderson., -Tallahassee in 1897 ~---'. __ Upon :the advent __ of _the _Span-American War. all .Fla _Troops .were .ordered to Tampa where the .1st_ Fla Vol Regt of 12 companies was formed from _existing units, and members or the other .:-companies mustered into federal. service as part of the newly formed units.--co D was disband :---on ... 2:3 _May_l898, _as_.9-escribed_above. --------------------.,:: After the Spanish-American War, the unit was reformed in Jasper., and redesignated . ~Co-C lstFl.ainf in 1899.--The unit -served on ActStateDuty ,3-22 May 1901 during the-Jacksonville _ . ___ fire •. It.was commanded by Captain AB Small; 1st.Lt CB Smith; and 2ndLts Register.(1900) and_ :: '. JT Bush (1901). Co C was disbanded in Jasper 20 January 1902. ::_:::: :''.:_. __ _:~~---Co E 2ndBn lo6Engs -~g _Jasper _l __ Dec .. 1924 undel"_J:Ommand of_Captain Lem BJlughes. _____ -_ > ' 1Jnit disbanded in Jasper 2 Feb 1927. _. . . .. •--------------~-----~--------------------------

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~,•'• . . ,_,.__ ' . . . . . . . :-,~. __ ..,.. _____ ...;,._.,...,.......,_,.._ __ _,, •. .. s,,~-----~---_.---.-.,,,:-,•~-:ac• -, \. Jas ar Hamilton Count cJ '\ . ~organized 1 April 1896; personnel moved to other units 1898 ~I se~ --Span-Am war; Reo:r:g in 1899 as fg c;,,_L~nJ.i, disbanded 31 Jaxl 1903. asper in I 1896CoD5thSepBn;_l897-Co D 4thSepBn; 1898-Disb Span-Am Wa:r// 1899-Co C lstF1.ii"jl902-Dis --/I/Ill/ __ II __ 1924Co E 2ndBn106tbEngs; 19~-Disb///// .. -------------------. _________ ..... . -,...--.: ....... . ~-;,-:. ,:

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.. •', .,, . -------..-.~---. / )--.~ :_:: ,--~ ,.Brooksville . .:.-_: . ---------------~---------'\ ______ -------------------------------.. ------------------------------------------. I CompanyM 2ndFlaini' orgam.zed_!:3ro~ksville 15 Febl902. Unit attended encampments_at ____ _ --Jiii. in 1903; St. Aug in 1904; and Orlando in 1905. The unit w-as disbanded on 26 May 1906., --and the EM transferred to Co B 2ndFlainf, Platoon in Brooksville. --------~_QJfice_rs: __ Captains _1'.1C _Croom 10 _Mar _02; F.L Stringer 16 Aug 04; AF Burns 21 Jul 05; _____________ _ lstLts AF Bums 24 Apr OJ; David McComb 1905; GD Brossier 10 June 05; --------2ndLts Jas N Cook 8 June OJ; W Lee Cook 6 Sep 05; ----------------------. -. ----i>iatoon; co""i3 2ndFWrif """org"Brooksviiie 26 Mai""i906~ ----'Ihe-enliste-ci men" were "tr~ferred. --from Co M. -The unit served on active state duty 7-8 June l9o6; attended encampment -1906---: ::::StateC~I'.Q!lllds.,Jax; _and __ in _1907 participated _in J_oint __ Qoast __ Defense_~xercises .in _Tampa. __ 1he unit was disbanded 29 Feb 1908 . . :: .• : ----------•----.. . -------~---~ ---------------------------------------._ _____ Co_B_2ndFlainf'Regt organized in Brooksville 3 0ct_l913. It attanied encampment at the _____ State Camp Grounds 1914-1915., and was disbanded 14 June 1916. . . -:-Officers: Captain C B Price; lstLts JE Turner; J H Henning 3 Jul 15; ndLts Wt Cook --------_ -_. 27 Sept 13; WW Saxon 29 Nov 14. ,;.*_ . -* -----. ---*-----------:.,---------------;---. •, , .. : '. .---.....:.-----------------------------------------------------. ---------------__ ,, ----------------------------------. ... _: J__I _____ Machine Gun Co org J3~~k~llf!_:l.9-.1'.~b,.gQ~_e-~_Qapt H _Hennig; 1mit redesig ________ _ MG Co lstFlalnf 5 Jan 21; redesignated COlllP811Y' M lstinf 7 __ May -~l; Captain CN Hobb CO 13 ~21; _...:-Eedesignated Company M 154th Inf 13 Dec 21; Converted to 31st Military Police Co 4 June --2!,. --: _: < ~-~t_nqt_:r_ederal.ly -~~~ognized_and __ disbanded _at_ that time.-•_______ ----------------------------~___:_:_:_. ___ . : * * * * . * . ' . : .. __ '-..

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"-~~.,.....-0 l, ! .. H .. :... . . ... ... . .... ' .. Br Brooksville Hernando Count . Co 11 2ndF).alnf organiz~d l5. Feb_l9Q2; redesig 2~ March l9o6 as Pl.a~,CoB 1stFJ.ainf; i . \ f" ~~:e~-~:.;;..:;..;.;.~~~~~:___~~------~~... \ Jr~;:;;;~--..----..-----------------~;;;:=l . . . . ;k,.pap,<_ disbanded IO ll"ar 1908; -"" ---Organized again 3 Oct 1913 asCo B 2ndFlain~isbii11ded 14 June 1916 ' :fUIU )(4i$Ell!i r----_1902-Co M 2ndFlaJ.n:t'-l 9 o6/// t 19o6-PlatCoB 2ndF1.ain:t'-l908/.' '/ 191.3-CoB -,_.n:,, -T-.,,. :--II-1.920-MG . 1 ' '-l.1.1,U'.uu.u.l. 61 l Co; 1921-MG Co l.stTof. . -191 ,'// .... .. ' 1921-Co H l.atinf; 1921.-H 151,J 192431stl!P Co//// , ' r----------------~ ... >• .. ;. :L -:. : .' ;,::-:_ .. . •. . .... . . .: .;;: ~.: :~:.;: ..... .. . .'•-. .... .... . ......

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. __ :.... -:..,-~ -_. / -, --I I _I_ '.1)2_7_-:-1934__ ..lli:i:1•J:~ters 3t r/ 56thF. 1 \ Pripd, ua::: .c r 6 :,~..::..::..:d. _.;..;J::..l'cd ncc6 .:..t .l~von _jl.,;_:-l: -en _ 25 Jar1u:i.r:, 192 1 ,r.i.t-h tu.::, ofl'ico:r: La!=ttin 1:ark ~'l. fance .::.ii 2ndlt Gcclrich R. Copel~,:, .:..nd -'--t~:,:,nt;:;-tuc ,;nli:te:l nm; (The 56th n. -=rig,:dt; h.;.d t,,,;e"ri --(:,;~ ;;.~lL:nc,ras a Gut iri S~pt . 1_1:1en arJ:.illfrj" r:i_::.:-:d:i:;;; frc.:: Florida~~J.labana.;:..Louisianna -i.i.; !.iz~is.:iF;•i uerE: -rr.obilized-ior --• "' ,. . , , ~, . I 1forld ~Tar I a.a: pai"t of the 31stDivi~ion. -.-In France th~ Di;.:ie D.::.vision ~:as broken up to be use -as rt:placer:J.Ent sin the, \EF f the-~ri_;;a,:.ie did no_t e.ct ~-as _a_ unit, tutits -p~rsor~el -~-:-v"ea hfilj1n_Many cas-::.::, _h1;ricc~J..;,,•, _ thru .the .l.::,:11.:r .. pam.o.f .the. ;1:.:-.). ----. --------------------Th-=ctr:, in ,f.vc,n F:i.r1: ,!.::i: nu~te:rec. ir...f.c the_ ser_-;i.;:. ".:;;:, Colc.r:.el Swnt.er L. Jr , -116thFA-F.egt, ;:md at tache:d tc Hq--nl th.!.FA -ror''au..;;i'tifstriit:i:on-.;oo trShiri[.-t;Cc;:el~3.--,-,ai"". :" ;....~US~~c:d~_J J:,:i'_2n,;lLt_ l:!erbert_F R. F,cc!:, :..~.hG _ ua.s .com."lli ssion~d -20 .J 3l1Uar,),---19Jl..a.r.c!--Yas-pr(!mote:d--:-e-: to Batter:; Gc,r..nar.der u!i~n G:.pt L:mce uas trinzferred to the .~lUlrlErtll!lster Sc.::tic,n c,f the Jl i !Ji.is"ic,n -on20 June 1933.:Bu1::: t,c rn:cc;s.oi v0-resig'l:.ticns the-:s-attE.rj' 1:ss--comandta -bJ-2ndLt: --. __ :_•:!,..fford._ti_. _Cr-i:-t u-iJ ls_tl_t __ TP D!'otir, in .19JS,' _the. la . .:.tc.r l:ei.Ilf.trw1sfe:-red.temp6rarily frori . . Slry F llc.thFA. Chester R -:i":i.te u.;:s E-.ptd Cc1pt en 1 .:-.;pt 1)36 .:,.n:l led th~ unit into fe-:::cnl . --service 1n-1,4o. 2ritllX Iiich.:u cl 1) -r,,eclclicl: ir .. s c:.n.::. .. L:iiicr,-~~: 5 7diiiaij, 7 1.9JCi, -~:d--,fos saccee"dia. ; PY __ 2ndL t __ JJ __ Steph1c:ns on.I) .llay_l940 •.. ____ --... -... . ---. --: ------. l On 16 July 1933 the Et.rJ w.::.s cc,nverted fron, horse: to trucl:, and m,ed on 1 Feb 37 into f3:~nr.?w bricl::/..rr.friryerect"'~ t., the \-.~A 1rit~_1ttu::cc,c,j,e1.ition-c.r.~n," Cit~(.cf"A;v~nP~l:~~------~ ccfJ1lands _Cow1ty. _ .The .. um. Lc.,i:-.::r~te:i Station-W!l-:X. ol.the .. cr~..n.:,..;:;6-d-State -Eroeri;t:n.::y-Radio----7 --f rfotworl:. : ' I During_ thTs "pEfiod u1~ ~tr:,-=-;:;-u ~ride-ci swil;;~r-ffold GaWri~--c::.inpi e:c Caf t Jacfac-n $1'.::f r1.-: -. ;1-!cCkllan Ala; Fort.u.;lethorpc G..'\. w.d C~p..B.,.i.~aid,-La..-In.J?Je.thc--b.;.ttery~-p..rticipat.c-d-i ; tht:: JrdAmy i'.aneuers ~t DeSoto lio.ticntl f.prest Bilo:d.; 1:.iss. , . . I ---••-••-=•-------.--,-•--•-•••• --------~'.,_ ___________________ ---. ---__________________ C:_"!!}L~-------..,.....-"-~--~~

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.. '. -:_ ... ... ~.... t f<~~. t~e call of the Pres of the-U=th~ ar,roach cf er cnirmce :;,r~-th:~;•*IS' ,'t-r.ith c,th12r e1Er.i.::n~: cf the 31st [ 1 .:.\'., \la!: ~,l!:rt.sd .:r,d c,r~•:::-c'c: ~nto fe,.::e.r::,J. i::ervic.c ~m ~5 !Jc.v' f-.4q. Vad bj' C::.:pt::in_I3.tE:z ~r.-..: Lt.s~.<:.fh::nsJ th.c tt.r;, ~2.•.: 2. s~rcn;::"tb.__ot_(l_ enlisted r1er1e,The-__ f ti.nit rc:ein . .:i -int'ensive train::.n~ at Ca'!lp _Blt:nding,; .participated •in maneuvers wLcuoi~:..:,n.r.a . fan:: th: Car..:linas;was,recesig~qBtryJlst.Di_vArty)cn 10 Feb '42;-mc:v'ecFl'rom CpBl~ding to:.c.:,p_ . rJie_':'c~~-=-s on .25-Feb 42 _ _; trained. in Louisianna., _Ei::,sissippi and Virginia; ordered_to,c:.::1.) .. n.:: ._: [:!'3J. 2t C"".m;: :f:atrick Hen~~., Va a.rd sailed from Hci:lpton Rds to New Guinea., where it: arri:C:.d ! a.nl was rcor~i:.."'1ized the:re in April of 1944. 'l'he-Btr-.r se_:rrnd in :liewGuine'f,~Dutch,1:Iew Gt..2.r.•::::'. ,i:J3rt.:.cipa.t"-s.:! in .:U'.".phibicus assault landing on lforotai Island on 15 Septenber 1944; se:::'Vsi in '. th':; fhilirriries anl,I:as inact2,vated. 21 :q~c -1945~ . , . ,. _ , . . Cr:nc.urrent -with the reorganization of the FNG in the pericd following the, war, ~e . Batl,s:r:.r wi.: reorgfus.ized as Battcrv C ZJ,2th AAA B:r'",tp1 ~'"',,.,_with Captain Weyman s. C.:.rver in _(;O~,nU:.d er. 5 July 194,9'. Lt. Po:rell H. Skipper-tock coili.,~ani on 26 Jarruar-J 1950 anc,;..tl1e unit .. att~nC:cJ E;.i:r.ne'r:field tr~.ining' at Camp~Stewart, da. , . _ .. : . .. .. . _ .. -. , ; -. , Cn l K:,y 1951 the)3tr.r was again):,rdered. int,o fed serv for duty during the Korear./ Er.er.::-:nc:, E.n.j _served in Korea (no records. of this period available)... . . . Tl.,.; . ' + ..:.-,--.-1 . f ., " . , ' _. , 1 c" c - •' ' + -1 '+ + , ,. 1: .u; C.:i.t.. ,:;..,.; -~:-....:.. .11..... \.. .:.:.wr.. U r"-. t J.1;. 1 ...A. .:.~.:. ... 111.....t.. ('11 .)'.J .t""! ...L,,. ;~ _.:;,A, z;,e .... ~rne\.... t.!O .Sv2.V8 CCn:.,lO_ -. ."a.t, Avcn.Pc:.rl: on l :~.:,. C:.pt .i-.i.l!~.:n 0 .::'.:;,: t-::..:; c.::.:._::r.•::.! ,.: CO: t:~: i..nit attende~ field tr~•.:i.n-:-. ; _j.bg a't. cp Ste:10:rt C3. in t.!.r:: .:t .. ~"ti.,E:r ci 1953., "ni c-r, 1 lic,v ::t.lic? c1':ire 712t~1 -;..i.:.';_ .,Bn(Gu..-ri.9C~~-,) '. .' w.-:..:: atta..::h'=".J tc th•c. .:27"~.h /_').Grat:.;, fer ;:u;,:a:..-,i.:::ii:.n of s.•.:!..-~r:.::.::.:r:..tich, trair,.;i.ng z..nd \!.Of;istics._ (For current Historysee Card for Battery c, .ll2th AAA Bn (G~ 90mm); '.: , . : . ./:. , . .,. / L:..._----~-•. --•-""'--• .-.---• ..,_, __._, - •. ---.--~-•l_._.,. _______ .. _____________ ---•------• _.'_: . .... ~:..:.::..:.~:.;\,:..._..:i~~--~r---:-_~~:.:~.. -:-:....~-~ :...-~--. .. . _{ ----:._-__ .... :.:...~--------: ... ___ :...~~-.:---~------~~: __ _: _ _; __ _______ .:~---------'. -_ -~---------.--'. -, . . --. -----------. . . . . --. . . . . I . :, .

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. . ~;__._~------------.;...--------'------'-/ Avcn Park , '-i7'~"j927~HqEtry 56thFAB~ig;-:'1';fII-194o///194s;Btry C -7].-2th!VJili~~ -(f~;~~~~~t--hist?ry _SE:8 __ c~ -~--ror'B-atteric,-:r.12tli~w-Bii--Caunmmn------:-:---~--------' -------.-----: . . ..,..,.....,.., .,._ ..... .,.... .. ., ....... ~------------------------------------------------/ . __ /J.sr.@4/. /?P.:j, C. ?12-R ~-_~.&'tr s67/ F,(J $1<~4-< . . . . , . _________ _____ ....:,.-.. .. -------------' --• , . . , ' . ' . .. , . . . __ ,.._ __________ ,---.---, ----------. _, _____ .. ... .: .. . _:-5." :-. . ..... =-:: . ....,: ;., -, . .. ~_.

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) ... .. . .. .. ... -. .. -, --=-------------------------. ----------=--=--------=------r---~ ~~-.---"'---------------------'-----''---------"~------. i ' . I -:~rAHPA-' -. ___ l ___________________________________ ,._,__. __ --1 r , I . !------; --.---A-unit.--of Rlorida. militia existed.in Tampa prior to 1893; iri that-yeart1ie -------...,._2.-~organized-milltia in Florida was organized-into 5 Separate Battalions, this unit . --r was designated Hq 5th Sep En in TAMPA; Major gaughton is listed as CO in early 1893. The"um.t--attei"rided'--encampnierit-at-camp-lltmne,--ocala-inl893. ----------------Major~Douglas F.:.conoley was aptd~CO 23-:July-94; -lst}•t I. D •. Craft, :Jldj (aptd 30 Aug 93); 1st .Lt Albert :F: Shultz;:-~ (10 Apr 94); & 1st Lt. JB Maloney, . -Surg;-(1,S Aug 92); -:-The--,m1t-attenaed-encainpment at Tariipairi-1894;-at'--Cariip Henderson;---:----Talia in-1895;-Camp-Bloxham,-Jax in-1896 & again at--Camp lienderson-in 1897. -, . Upon the advent of the Spanish-American War, all units of FST were ordered to Tainpa;-where the 1st:r1a'""':Yo1--Regt--:was'iomed rromexist:inf-c6nipanies; ~-too-:--~----; .. others -were disbanded-arid,:the majoritycof~:troops muster.ed:into federal-service : . .. f ~s members of the newly .rormed companies.:. Hq .5th Sep llattalion, under ~aj Conoley, ~--. Lt Craft, Lt T~ hendersonTaptd QM 19~-Ma;f-96}& Lt •. Halonef was ais'6aiidecr2J Ma;{ 1898 ' ... -and membeI"S of-the unit-musterecl-into-federal:-service_~with.:.lst-Fla Vol! ~gt . ' . . . . '*-:i* -* * * * * * •. . _, .. , : . ;. ... The first-officialrecords siioweo B-5tli-SepBn-:(TAMPA .RIFLES) existing . ----. F---in--TAMPA-in 1893. At that time a a:w was passed organizing-the'.Florida militia --_:_ 0 ; into 5 separate battalions, and this unit was designated Co B $th Sep Bn. Capt D.F .. ;'---corioieiy-1slisted)ji"t;o in early i893j--he was-succeeded .by .. Capt-ccWhitakeri 1st ILt. Frank Burke & 2nd Lt. FW Krause, all appointed 3 Aug 94. The mit attended _encampment ~t Ca11p Dunn, Ocala in 1893, and at Tampa in 1894; at Camp nenderson .Taiia.h~ssee 1na95. . .. ---. . . -. . . -----.----. .... !------------------------,.---------. . ---"-. [ ---

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..--: :... . . ,• . ;':: > " FW Krausewas aptd Captain 23 Jul 1895; & Amos .Norris aptci' 1st Lt 24 Jul 95. The unit attended encampment at Camp Bloxham in Jacksonville in 1896; Wilson Jewell was aptd 1st Lt in 1896; . . .. _:. -;• Unit attended encampment at Camp Henderson in 1897; J. w. Williams was aptd Captain; MP Moritz 1st Lt on 25 January 1898; MF McKay had been aPtd 2nd Lt on 10 reb 1897. . . Upon the advent of the Spanish American War all unit of.FS'.were ordered to Tampa, where the 1st Florida Volunteer Regt was formed from 12 existing companiesand the members of the disoonded companies were mustered into the newly formed units of the 1st FlaVolRegt. As described above, Co B was disbanded on 23 May 1898 and its meml::ers mustered into federal service. After the Spanish American War_ Co B was reorganized in 1899 as Co F 2nd Fla lnf Regt. Co B 5thSepBn (Tampa Rifles) reorg in TAMPA after the Span-Am War as CoF 2nd Fla Inf Regt & served continuously at _that sta until disbanded 16 Dec 1912 .. ACTIVE STATE SERVICE: 10-ll Feb 1909 ACA Lakeland; 12-14 Nov 1911 ACA Tampa. AWARDS: Wi ner Best Administration 1906 ENCAMPMENT: 1903-Jax; 1994-Mannassas Maneuvers; 1905-0rlando; 1906-StCpJrnds; 1907-08-Coast Dei'Exs Tampa; 1909-StCamp}rounds; 1910-Chicamaugua Maneuvers; 1911-12. StateCampGrounds Jax CAPTAINS: Wilson L. Jewell 1899-8 Dec 03; MH Cohen 8 Dec 03; MP Moritz 14 Aug 07; 1ST LT: MH Cohen 8 Dec 99; MP Moritz 27 Nov 03; Alvin E. McGrew J. Sep 07; WF Moon 15 Feb 10; 2nd Lt: MP Moritz 1900-1903; FO Roberts 8 Aug 03-11 Sep 05; JW Dyke 16 Sep or,-27 Aug 01; HH Bourgardez 2 Sep 07-29 Nov09• HA Matthews 12 Apr 10; M Del Mayo 15 May 12. ' r-------~-----------------i .. .. :ra.:ipa ,Cont . -1 .: . . i ~-~" ,_ " ,-.. . ---. ~BANff~na F1a1:n.r Re-~ar 1 f TAMPA-1899 .;;nisbaiidea there Aug7.904; --Chier Musidar1 ;_•_WD-HallowelL..::--"-"-~-~--------~------.. ------=--. . -"< . :'. -H~~;co~s Det, 2nd Fla Inf_ ~~~-9_!-ugust ;~oli -_-:_ __ 1~_9; __ a~!,en_de~ __ ~f!~-~~_en~s,_~_"li~------~-:.~:~ -M-org--TAMPA ~~-Ju~~--06 -and-disbanded -there 20 Nov 09. ~ACTSTRESERV:.:.--10.:.11Feb09~-~ j .. ; ;:Lakeland 13-15 Nov 09-Tampa; JiNCAMPMENT: 1906-~tCam~m~~::"~~1:::()6! ~?-~st~_T~pa;_ -~--~ _ t;: ... _i ::1.909.;;st-C!X}rouiios-.--CAPTllNf-:Wilsoii-~e:~11-20-Jtirie 0$; EA Moreno 24 -~c 06 _ . t 1ST. LTS: -EA-Moreno 6 Jul 06; CA -Phillips 6 -Dec 06-25 Feb 08 --" -:--a., .. 1 2ND LTS: _ ~? ~E:_~~-~~__ 07;_ .. ____ ... __ ... -. ---.. . ; -----•Hq-1st-Battalion-2nd-Rla-Inf-organized-in Orlando in -1899 -with-Jamjor _Jo~ W. -,-.: Bradshaw; Major FI Scul.l:~.!l13~ume_d _c,~~and ~Q __ Hy~_}-20J; -~~~-~-1i~_'J;~A-~1il_l_ the ___ _ . --appointmer1t of-M. H. cohen on 16 July 1907; Major Cohen Dismissed 2~Aug1:15t _08_______ _ '.: ----reappointed 2-Aug--09J-United-moved 7 to-St.-Petersburg-23-Nov-19ll-on-appointment of --Major LeRoy B. Giles. ------------___ __________________ _ _ --. -----. .. I -----------------" --------------------------........ l --------------------------

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'.• .. .---. ----------~ -r--------------~Company H 2nd Fla Inf Regt Org TAMPA 24 Sept _1914with ~ptain SD Lowry 14 Sep 14J . , 1st Lt J. W. White 15 Sep 14; & 2nd Lt. 'AE -Mellon rDec 14..:ra Jlllle 1$. 2nd_ Lt: JB Sinclair_ succeeded Mellon on 4 July 1915; The unit was ordered into active federal service __ for the Mexican-Border War on 2 July 1916Pasco Altman became 2nd Lt 30 July).916 •: & was succeeded by TB Sparkman on 11 Oct 1916; the unit was released on 17 Mar & returned to state control. It served on active state duty 21 Apr & 3-ll July ACA 1917; and was inducted into active federal service 5 August 1917 for World War I. Co G org TAMPA 9 June 1916with Capt SG Harrison, 1st Lt HR Horsey & 2nd Lt OP Hilburn. Unit ordered into act fed serv for MexBorderWar 6 July 1916-HR Ho.rsey becam e Capt ll Oct 16 & JB Sinclair 1st Lt 6 Nov 16. Returned to state control 1-'7 Mar 17 OD Hilburn became 1st Lt 20 April 1917 & VT Covington 20 Apr 17Unit performed act State Serv 21 Apr 17 ACA & 3-11 July 1917-ACAand was mobilized into act fed serv for WWI on 5 Aug 1917. 1st Company CAC organized TAMPA 30 May 1917 with Capj;ain JE Harrison, 1st Lt SG Harrison & 2nd Lt LM Hatton. Unit mobilized at Ft Dade 5 Aug 1917 for WWI. 3rd Company CAC (1st Platoon) organized TAMPA 26 July 1917 with Captaii:i Wallace ,loughlin & 2nd Lt. Louis Gravelly _ 2nd Plat, 3rd Co. CAC org at Ft Meade with 1st Lt Robert A Coates~_ Mobilized into federal service at Ft. Dade 5 August 1917 for ww.r. . . . . . . . -----------. __________________ .,,.._.. .. ---------_ ,. .Tampa ,Cont. . . -:-.'-. . ' I --l : Headqy.arters 116th FA Regt was federally recognized in Tampa on 3 Feb 1924 upon the' i" __ cornp~etfori"of organization of units of theRegiiiierit~---eo1onersumter L~"-Lowry-;-Jr; .. wa:s.a:-~; ~:'.~:~:-•-appointed Regimental Commander & Lt •. Col. Homer Jiesterly the Regime!ltal Executive _; __ : __ _ ; : Officer. ::-~~-The-regimentwas-:-converteafrom--horseto--truck-off-;July;-: ~~:;:_:On Oct~ 1934,-~1~;;1-L~~-;;:~ p-;~;;t;d--t~--Brlg-Gen . ~f -~ 5lth FA B~ig~d; -~f -~hi-;;; .. '.~7 ~ 7 . '._-:the 166th74-Regt-wis-apart;-ana-eo1.;--mfsterlf-promotedtowi1:eo1-ana_as~igned ----__ : ____ command--of -the -regiment. --Lt .. -Col Byron -Buslmell was --transferred from -the .. 2nd-Bn--~--i ~. _ and_ assigned_ a~--~x:~•_:._ _!.!i~ _ _E_ep.me~~ _ ~ual __ f~~ld_~Eaining ~~xel'cises a~ Ft. Bragg . t .. -_& Camp Jackson and participatei:iw Tliira "Arrriy Maneuvers held 111 the DeSota National -Forrest Mississippi ~in-19J8; --: __ .... :.: . ---~ ~-____ ::. _____ _ ' , ' i. upon rourteen-o"ccasions-the~Fegiinent-was-ci11ec1=to .. Activesta:te service ror the ---:---:----suppre~sion-or riot, -prote-ction-of-prisoners :and during-storm.disasters. ----------____________ _ . -. ' . . . . . ., _ f .-_ -_-O~ficers duri.ng-t.his-eer:i.'ocCootwe-en--warswe~: : ___ ---.------~---_-----.-----,--_:~""'-::-:-:--..J--'-.:...--Colonel..:..&-Commandinfle--fficerL-,-S.L.-:Lowry;-~J!•:--from-date-of-organization until-4-----:---- •--------Oct 1934; Homer W. sterly, 23 Oct 1934 until mobilization. , . >' .. '. _ Exec:-Lt-~-Co'.CP.omer Hesterlyorgairl.zat1on"'~t1J:-p-rom-oted to"Col 23ocC1934-;----------' --,_ '. --~---Lt. Col B. -E. -Bushnell-:-'-17--Nov-1934---until-mobili"at-ion. ---------~--------. .. . -, .., '. . . :, : .. --_. ---.-_ ':. ___ .... __ _ r ---------------------.............. :•. : ..... . :. .: . ' . . ..

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-.. ~na Cont. . . , Adjutants: SG Harrison Aptd 3 Feb 1924; Hood C. Hampton 15 Dec 24; GE Grace 29 J.{a:p_ '26;. RVS Rudd 20 May ; D. _ Van Dusen 27 Sept :n; . .. . . . Plans & Training: Liason: Cp:aplain JA Watennan 3 Feb 24; R.B. Lyle; BE Bushnell 23 June 28; c.s. Lloyd; w. E. Jones 15 June 33; GE Eaya 17 Nov 34; FG Merrin 1 May 35; GN Sagin 29 Oct 35; r. s. Tillotson 5 May 38; MN Owen 14 Sept 40. CR Parmely 3 Feb 24; JF Baya 14 Sep 25; CS Lloyd 27. Aug 28; R!i Hughes . 28 Jan 33; RH Givens Jr. June 33; Hood Hampton 1 Jan 35; RH Givens 27 Feb 36_ E. J. Swann 20 May 1937; BM Harrison 27 Sep 37; EJ McMullen 1 Sep 39; EE Whitehe~d 6 Aug 40 EA Albritton 3 Feb 2~; Geo Hyman 11 Apr 30; HL Thompson 1 Nov 32; PE Nolan 8 ~eb 1936; . . Asst S-3 lstLt AB Connor 6 Aug 40; 1st Lt RH Wilbur 30 Oct 40 Lt Co SF Clarke served from 14-Apr 37-1 June 38; 2nd Lt W.B. Swearingen was apt.ed 31 Aug.40 . Upon mobilization of the unit for federal service for 'WWII on November 25 1940the follow:ing officers were assigned: Col HW Hesterly; LtCol EE Bushnell; n. VanDusen; MN . Owen; EE Whitehead & P.E. Nolan; Lt R. .. Wilbur; After training with _other elements . of the Jlst Div~ the ll6th FA Regt was brokeh up 27 Feb 42-_Hq was disbanded; 1st. Bn redes ll6th FA Bn; 2nd Bn -redesig 145:th FA Bn. _ . . . ------------------------------------k .. =------~-----------------------------. . ___ The.First .Battalionll6th FA Regt. _was .organized during the month of November 1921 -----~.. _ _ by Major Sumter t. Lowry, Capt Homer W. Hesterly & other officers in TJIMPA. After . , .. Hq net & er & Btrys AB&C were org-and fed -recog,-the Headquarters;under Mal} Sumter~ --.. c-. ~-J,• ..Lowry, __ was fed re cog 15 Feb .1922 •... The Regiment .was converted rain horse .to truck ____ :__, " 16 July 1933attended annual summer encampments at Ft. Bragg & Ft. Jackson, and in __ . _:"_-1938 Third Arrrr;r Maneuvers at' DesotaNaticmal--'Forest:,--Mis1i;-ana servea the-following __ periods __ of .. active state_ duty: cSept 1922-ACA-Tampa; .31 May-6 June 1927-ACA Ta'llpa; . 1929-30 MedFF Quarantine; 4-6 July 1933~tate_Prison FarmRiotj 2-3 Sept 35 ACA . ~'Hurricane Relief.--1936--;;;-r-"Thord-GrayT:----, -----,--__ _ . _ _ .Majors :iii Commaml:_.Sumter_L. Lowry, Jr. _14 Nov ... 21; ~Homer.W. ~Hesterly .. 22 Sept.22; .Claiborne~ . . ~_M. Phipps 15 Jan 24; Tho B. Sparkman 21 Sept 25;. Geo E. (}race 9 J,me 37; Geo N •. . . , :---sagin Mar -38proto~LtCol of --:lst~l "Nov;-~-:-::;:-:c::,---. ~_._ . .... . . P.q .J.st Bn 116th FA mobilizecf :into :active federalservice for WWI 25 Nov 1940with : -Lt. Col Sagin, -Major Frank C. Paul, Capt Edmond J. McMullen;' 1st Lts Tho -P. Kelly , -& n. a .----Williams.-------~-------------. . WWII Service: Mustered into active fed serv with other units of3lstDiv-trained at . , .. . --Camp Bianding;Fl~-;-Lomsiana"Maneuvers-;-carolinasf"Regt:-15ro'Ken~up at ~Ft-;-Sn1-okla-:---~.27.. Feb .1942-.J.stBn -Was .i-edesignated .J.16th.FA-Battalion (this unit -Hq-ll,6th FA -Bn), --:-::.---'--.. .-'a_llocated to 31st Div trained in Texas, Mississ1ppi, Loui~iIDa, Virginia &_saile~ _ fo_r ~South-Pacific-fromPOE "1Iampt"on"Roaas-:Jfar~1944;.;-rought tnru:Neriflfuliieia~--nutcnEa:st . Indies &-the-:Phfllipines.-ll6th -FA-En-entitled-to 'battle honours -f'or--partic:ipatiori -in the New Guinea Campaign, assault landing on Morotai & Mindana9 carries Battle -strea.-rersi..:....'WI-(without -inscription) J -World War-Il;-New Guinea \ with arrowhead~ & -----.Southern Phillipp:ies. ___ ]3a~ta!ion ~activa~~d 2_0 Dec 19L5 at Cam~ Stonenan Calif~ relieved_f3om assignment to Jlst Div 1.J June Lf s~eSf1-Ss~w~!FRfRl.grY11o?_ iY6tt 9 ~~ -Bn) ___ _ . . ..

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... Tampa Cont. Headquarters Detachment & Combat Train, 1st Bn, 116th FA Regt was organized . . . TAMPA 15 Feb 1922; was redesignated Hq Battery & CT 1st Bn. on 23. Ma~ch 1925; .. ~: .; was converted from horse to truck on 16 July 1923; the wit attended annual.summer encampments at Ft. Bragg & Ft. Jackson; served at the Third Army Maneuvers int~ DeSoto National Forest in 1938and served on active state duty in aid of civil authorities as follows: 24-25 Sept 1922-ACA Tampa; 31 May-2 June 1927Tampa Riot; 1929-30-MedFF Quarantine; 4-6 July 1933-State Prison Farm Riot; 2-~ Sept 1935Tampa Elec Day Riots; 24-26 Sept 1935".'"LaBelle Pris Riot. . . . The unit was redesignated Hq Battery lstBo on 1 July 1940, and was mobilized mto activefederal service on 25 Nov 1940 for WWII service. (For description of 'Wv1II service see card: HQ lstBn ll6thFA) . Officers in command during this.period: Capt John J. Hedrick 3 Dec 1921; Henry H. Cole l Dec 1922; Henry Woodward 6 Dec 1924; Harold M; c:l.arvoe _l Apr 36. Battery A 116th FA org TAMPA on 5 Dec 1921; converted fro~ horse to Truck-drawn on 16 July 1933. Unit attended annual encampments at Fts Bragg & Jackson, and Third Arnry Maneuvers in DeSoto National Forest, Miss. in 1938. The Unit served on the follow::i.ng periods of active state duty: 30 May 2 June 1927-AC~ Tampa Riot; 1929Mediterannean Fruit.Fly Quarantine; 5-6 Jul 1933-ACA State rison Camp; 2-4 Sept 1935 Tampa Election riots. Officers in command of the unit during this period were: Capt c:l.ai borne M. Phipps 5 Dec 1921; Loper B Lowry 22 Jan 1924; David M. Walker 18 June 1925; Lucien Byron 9 Oct 1925 (temp); Roland A Laird 28 Nov; Jas W McNeer 7 Jul 1928; Daniel Van Dusen 21 May 1931; Geo E. Baya 6 Sept 1934; Ralph J King 8 Dec 19J4. . . . . The unit was mobilized with other elements of the 31st Division on 25 November 1940 for WWII. (See History:. Hq 1st Bn 116th_ FA for service ~uring WWI). ------•-.. -----••---~------~-. ,,.__,.,...---------.------.,..-~~~-----~-_.;....;:.___,..--~-----'-....;....~~---I' I, . ,.. : Tampa Cont. . '5 •--~~~3:!'.tery -~?-_13~ ~n_ JJ.6t~ FA Jiegt :E_rg~i ze_d _TAM_PA ~-2 Ilec_ !2?1, -~-O!lV:~~ed..Jr.om __!J.orse t,o truck_ drawn on 16 July 1933;attended annual summer encampmenjs at Fts; Bra-gg_an_d __ _ ------Jackson;--served at Third Army Maneuvers in Desoto National Forest in 1938; and -"------'------;~~~~;~e 2 :) 1 ~~;t1i 9 ~:!~~ T~p:cii;bt~~~t~i~~~ce:_3l_M~Y;:2 June_l927A?A_ Guai:ding __ __ -::-.---jOfficers in;-command -of -the-unit during the period between-WWS -were: ---Capt ~-B.--_ ...::_ =_( '--~~...;..:JI~~:1":~ J;)E:l..-2:1; J~E_A_~Smtt._h_::_!_2_De~ .. 2_2; Sam~el __ G. Harris~n 2_7 _Sept 1935; _Ar]Je_ C_. ______ . __ _ : < _Lu,ther 28_ Oct 1925; Ray VS Rudd 27 Jan 1928,; Geo E. Baya 30 Sept 1936,; Frank c. --:...~:.Paul--30-Sept-'-1939;--Harry-P-Baya--8--Aug-~O;------------.. ---.. --------------/. Battery B was mustered into active federal service on 25 Nov 1940 with other ::----e1eiiients--0:,1ii-j1st-:Div1s:ion;-uncie_r_tiie~-conimancC0-eaptain-Baya;-fstLt-oscar _____ _ i_:--e._:._:D.--How 7 11; ~2:Id Lts :Peter M.--Grahn,--Jr.:and -P~rry~M.: Gwaltney._-'-::-~:---: :___ _ __(F_'or_hi.~io_:g __ ~!.-~_tJl_~~~ jl'f,[!, -~~~_._11!1'1anq _of :the_ Batt_e_ry: _ .. _Hqmer __ w. !ieste_rly_ 5 Dec_ 1921,; Thq B ... Sparkman .Jl _Oct _22; _ _ __ _ Tho H. Dunn 18 Dec 1925; Herbert E Harley Jr 15 Hay J.930: Il~on E. Bushnell 28 J e .. .. ------1930; Geo ?lo-~agin -l9-Sept-1931L• -Daniel--Van Dusen -l5 -Nov:l~J5;--RV-Rudd 'l-Oct-l9Jo/1 ----: Robert F Hunez, Jr. 30 April 19 O. '. -... --------------------------------------~------------

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. ~:• .. :: . .. . : ~ . '.: ... -:. ~.'.'.• : .. ' : .. _..' . . . ' .. : .. . .. . . . ' ~--_,...., ....... ------~----"'"'"'-----r--7.-_ --.-~----~ .-. -~.-•-r•_ .•.-_.~--.. --:-----------~. Battery C was mobilized into active federal service on 25 Nov 1940 -for WWII wi. th other elements of the 31st Division. (For WWII History of. _units, see card: _Hq 1st Bn ll6th 7A) . . " .. , . Headquarters 2nd In ll~th FA Regt org & fed recog at TAMPA on 21 March 192h under.the command of Major Fred J. Hampton. Major Roger. B. :Wle assumed command 1.5 Noy :-;t.,921",is _;the unit served on active state service in June of 1927-ACA Tampa Jail Riots; in : : .. Sept of_ 1928-Hurricane Relief in March of 1932 ACA Lakeland. The Regt was converted . !, -_from horse to truck-drawn on 16 July 1933; Major Byron E. Bushnell assumed command on l June 1933-and upon the appointment of Maj or w. Eugene Jones on 26 November 1934 the unit moved to Haines City. Hq 2nd Bn served the state again in Sept of 1935 duri~g riots in Tampa; Stanhope C. Smith was al)td Major on 21 Nov 1939, and the unit moved to Arcadia the same date. Medical Dept Detachment ll6th FA Regt organized & federally recognized at TAMPA on 6 Oct 1922 under the command of Captain John Halliday, MC. The unit attended annual encampments at Fts. Bragg & Jackson, in 1938 participated in Third Army Maneuve~s at DeSoto National Forest Miss. MedDeptDet served on active state duty in aid of civil authorities :in 1926-Hurricane Relief; 1927-same; 1927-Tampa Jail Riots; 1935-Tampa Election Riots •. The regiment was converted from horse to truck on 16 July 1933 •. Med Dept Det was awarded the I. Thord-Gray Trophy in 1938 for having the highest percentage or armory drill attendance. Officers: Capt John Halliday;Mc 6 Oct i922; Major Earl H. McRae 5 Feb 1924; Major Geo EW Hardy Jr. 12 Jul 26; Capt Harry c. Evans placed in"command of net l Sept 1934 so that Major Hardy could devote his full time as Regimental Surgeon. Cant James Holdstock DC relieved Cft Evans 9 Aue 193~ Major,_ Hardy died 26 March 192O-and Major Shuler H .l!;theredge s asno. Regt ~ur'get>h -..L4 <11.U-,Y 1938; Major Nonie w. !Bable as~d Reg!; Surgeon 23 Dec ;193 . _.

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. ,;. --. .. Tampa Cont._ 19L6Hq Hq' Btcyll6th FA whi~h ~s inducted into red :Servi-ce 25 N~v 40 consol and re6r TAMPA as Hq Hq Btry 116th FA Bn 7 Nov 46 (Go 23-46); Ltt Gol Geo H Sagin Bn CO; Capt Herman Manson Jr; Btry ro; . -. •. .. •-. (for currenthistory see card for Headquarters and Hq Battery 116th FA Blitt11.iori) , . 1947 SvBtry FA Bn org TAMPA 5 Mar 47 (GOll-47); Capt Aubrey A Moore Btry ro; ASD .ACA Miami Ft Laud Flood Relief J.4-21 Oct; (For c~rent history see card for Service Battery 116th FA Bn) 1947 BatterJ A 116th FA which was inducted into Federal Service 25 Nov 40 reorg TAMPA as Btry A 116th FA Bn 15 Apr 47 (GO ll-47); Capt Tho E Taaffe CO; (For current history see card for Battery A 116th FA IN) 1947 Btry B 116th FA which was inducted into Federal Service 25 Nov 40 Reorg at TAMPA as Btry B 116ths FA Bn 15 Apr 1947 (Go 11-47); Capt Kennedy C. Bullard CO; . (For current history see card forBtry B 116th FA Bn) 194 7 Btry C 116th FA which -was inducted into Federal Service 25 No,{ 40 reorg TAMPA as Btry C 116th FA Bn 22 Oct 47-(GO l-48); eapt Jas L Baldwin 00; NGB Trophy for Recruiting Nov 47; ._ . . (For current history see Gard for Battery C 116th FA Bn) / t---~--~~-----------------. . ... . PLA!!T CITY T ___ _,_.I. ___ lsLCor.?.pany _CAC_orggnized in Jll.ANT ._CITY l2 __ JW1e 1908; participated in Coast (. . .. _ . Defense Exercises at Pensacola& Tampa 1908 .;.1912; served. on active state dtity 30-0ct-15 Nov-1912-icAt1axfire;-and was '-disb~ded--as such--29 -December: ___ _____ . converj;ed_~_-redes-ignated_Co_F_.2nd !'la }.nr_Jlegt. _ _ _: __ _ i ____ -~=--...:.. ______ . ___ -~___ . .. Capt:: A!finmari ll -June'-1908~25-Jaxi-u;VB~ollins-17-Feb-09; RR Tomlin'i9.. :.: .. . . ______ .Aug . .1912; _lST .LT: _.HH Root .ll _June 1908;_ RR Tomlin.3J:eb.:ll; :Louis Stri~kland _19 _____ _ : Aug 1912;' ~ND LT: VB Collins 11 June 08; RR Tomlin 2l Mar 09; L Strickland ~-----------17-Feb-l.l;~_~E~~esta]:---7-0ct-12;--------------------------------------. 1st Co: CAC at PLANT. CITY converted to Co F 2nd Fla Inf Regt on 29 Dec 1912 & . :"-.-----, -.--servea.-at-tha.t sta until •disbanded 28 r-fa.y 191L. -------? , :' _ , CAPTAIN: ,RELTomlin; EDJtestal_:13 .... Aug -1.3; VB .Collins .26. Dec_l3; 1ST LT: L Strickland; VB Collins 22 Sept 13; -------2!1D" LT:--lill Vesta:i:;-::=~n:stefl.ey'---22 Sept.;;SMar-191.4. --c~;P~Y E 2~d Fla I~ R;gt -~~g PUNT CITY5r:~;~h 1916 ~;ith C~ptEJ Yerl~l; -1stLt-:-AW~Co1emarf'"'"&-2ndLt LE Goodrich;-:-"'-oraered intci-active-rederal ser'vice .. ------___ on _6 July ~1916_for _Mex .Border _War, ...returned.to .state _control on _17.March .1917. ___________ _ Saw active State Seriice 4-11 Jul 1917 ACA-Tampa; 'IJB Leff'.ingwell aptd 2nd Lt 26 Ju1-17f erftered activr-Feaeril -s-ervicefor-w.,rr on-:5 August 1917. -------------------------------------=----------,-------------------. _.,_., .. -, ..

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. ' ! .. --=E~2~d Fl~ In; ~:. red~sig Go E :4th Inf . drin~ Acti v~ed ' . . , •. ~1 ! Sei•vic~ for 'i-.WI reorganized at PLANT CITY on .15 A~"'1ist .1923 as Batt_ery E 2nd Bn .116th FA; was converted from horse tci truck-drawn 16 July 1933-attended . annual summer encampments at Fts Bragg & Jackson & Third~ Maneuvers_ at:. , '. DeSoto National Forest in 19.38; & -served on the fcillowirig''periods of :ict,i v~ ,. ,I state quty: 1926 Hurricane Relief; 1927-ACA Tampa Riots; 1929-ACA Med Fruit fly Campaign; 1932 ..; ACa Lakeland Riots; 1935 Tampa Ri_ots. Officers in command of Btry E during this period: Capt i'lathaniel Clemons 17 Aug 23; Lewis G. Carlton 24 June 26; Irving s. Tillotson 1 Ji.me 33; Milton E. Hull 16 Jul 38. Btry Jl: mustered into federal service with other elements . of the 31st Division on 25 Nov 1940and on 10 Feb 1942 was redesignated Btry B 149th FA Bn -when the 2nd Bn 116th FA Regt was redesig the 149th FA -Bn. For WWII history see card: Hq 2nd Bn 116th FA 1947 Btry E 116th Fi -which was inducted into Feb Serv 25 Nov 40 reorg PLANT CITY 31 Jan 47 as Btry B 149th FA Bn (GO 3-47); Capt Edwin W. Booth co; _ _ _ _ (For _current history see card for Battery B 149 Armored FA Bn (l05rmn How.,SP) . -. . . . -. . . . . . ---------------------------r------------------------------------------------------.. r . -. ' , .. . ' --'_, ...... __ ,__..._ .... -. . ... .. -----~------:-------:-_-:~--;:_ -. -------:::-~----_-.,-......... -----~'-----.; _: ,;, '•. r -=-•-:,:

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~:..--:....:.'.-, > .... ::,.:. ,_ ____________ ----. , i .:----•-. I . ) -. HISTORICAL CONTINUI~ OF UNITS IN PLANT CITY PLANT CITY Hillsborough County :_12 June 1908 Organization of 1st Co, CAC; -Capt ~f'red H. Inman, CO; 1st Lt. Harry H.-Ro:t; . 2ndLt Vi Ti.an B. Collins... . r . . ----29 Dec '1912 --;,;;.--Redesig 1st -co ;,CAC -a:; -co-F; 2ridirii' f. capt Ro~~R-;Tomli.n-;co f-J.stLt-Edgar-D~ -. --=-~-------------Vestel; _lstLt Vivian B.--Collins :-_ _____ ------:----------'-------. ~--~~J?l.4 __ :-~-! 2ndinf Di.~~~~:~---. --------:_ -------~---. -. :~ _28 }4ay _:J..914--t~ch _1916. ;_ .. :., _ _: ____ -:: --,-.c:::.-.,.....:--~ , ____ : ____ ., __ . __ . . .... --;-4_ . --' -. . . :~ this period there _was no successor_ unit to Co F itndinf, but the f'ollOll"-:-" ---•--ing Head11uarters un1ts'-weref~rmed in the-Plantcity-Area:---------~------. -~:,~~---'_----:~-29 Nov-i91.4-;;;,c HqlstBri,2nain; ~Mij:.ViTiaii'-B. -Co1lfii~;~_;_co~(1.t William--T;_-iiiitn. :/_::.. ... _; __ --~----" .. J Feb.1915 --... J!qlstBn,indinf; redesignated to Hq2ndBn,2ndinf.wi"tih no change .n-:, ,.-. --:.-~ .... _ : .. ~:~\:->/ ~... -, __ c~~•.' __ _:_ .. .::... -~ .'.~ --. _:_~::.:_~-~----. ~_: ___ _--~. -~-~ : .:_-.\:. : •--cJ,tarch--i916 fQrganization Co E 2ndinf; eapt Ed.D. Vestal; CO;' Lt.Arthur w. Coleman; 1.t. . . --:,, -,~---! ... -------~. .:.:. Lewis E :-Goodrich----,-----___ ::_::._ .... : .. :a .. :......_.:._ _________ --7 ----~C:.--------r--:-' .. -0 0 -----. _ :. : ..:. __ Jllly_ 1916 __ 9<:>: E,2ndI~, _togethe; wi_ot~er __ units of. the 2n~, .wa~ -~stered into Fed.Sen---~ ; . .. . . ._ for Mexican Border Duty. , . . . .. .. . . : _ , '.~17-Mar-1917 -:'--~Co E,2ndinf,-relieved -from .. YexBorderServict3 & reverted_---to-State -Serv;ce.-_---~_--....: . :.::,5Augusj,_~917~_Co __ E, 2nt!Inf,lllUstered into_.FedSerTi.ce for WWI.~-:-.:......: ___ :.,_..c.C_.,_~_....: •. ..::... ___ . -~--:.....: . ,: ,_ 15'Aug 1923 Reorganization of NG of Fla .rollowing WWI with the i'ollowing ~tJ assigned to :-------::..Pl.arit-City:--Battery E,-ll6th:FA.--Regt.(75mmtrorseDrawn);-:=-eapt Nathaniel --. -------~-----~-----_Cl~mons,Co; 1st~ Marion __ T. Ruple; _lstLt Lewiso.-Carlton;~2ndLtcalnn G.--.. . .. . . ,Moore. .. :,,_. : ,. . ..-.:: ___ ,._ :_ co'nt.~ ----.-. --.: ____ . ---~------------------------------~------------.... ------------. ------------------' .

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.. .. .. . . . . . . . --.-------,,.-----..-"'!-," -~--------------_______ .,. __ .-.---~-------..--.------...... .~..... .... ------:-c -~7"" _____ _,.PU;"""""""r ... _ I ' \ ,) T,, .,-,.,..• •-.:• 0 1$ Aug 1923-15 .July 193~ ~g this p~riod., there vra,s no CMJ.lge in the designation or .. ': Battery E, 116th FA Regt(75-MM HD). . Rollowing is list or officers having commanded Btry E dring this period:192.3Capt Nathaniel Clemons . ,. ; •. 1926..;capt Lewis G. Carlton 193.3Capt. Irving s. Tlillotson ' , l.6_July 1933 Conversion of Btry E., ll6th FA 175mmHD) to: Battery E ll6th FA (75mmT~clIDr); Capt Irving S. Tillotson. . 16 Jul. .3.325 NoT uO During this period there was no change in the d.esig of'Btry E, U6thFA Following is list or or!icers having commanded Btry E duringthis period: 19.3.3Capt Irving s. Tillotson . 1938Captain Milton E. Hull ~5 Nov'l940 Induction of NG into FedSerrlce. Battery E; 116th FA entered Fed Serv w.i rollwing officer personnel: . Capt Milton E. Hull, CO lstLt John E. Yartin ftndLt William H. Hancock., Jr . 2nd Lt. Julian P. Myrick 10 Feb 1942 During reorg or .31st Div(Square to Traingle) the 116th FA Regt was convert'ed . . into FA Bns & Btry E, 116th reorg as Btry B., 149th FA Bn .3 July 1946 * Organ of Btry B, 149th FA Bn; Capt F.d W. Booth CO; lstl,t Austin N. Wilder / ----~--------.-------~-----•--'~_, ...... -, -r---::. --~..,.._. -~ '• . . -. ------------•----,-----.. ~------_ ......... ----.,;..,..:....,,;..., __ ~_ -_ .. -. . . .. ' . . . . ' ------------------:------.----------~-----------~ ' ' . ---. -------..... -'.. .. :_:",.~ ____ _:._..:__:~_ ." _1;', •;,, -'. . ~-~. I___ __:_ _____ , __ ~__."::----•-:-:--_.-~---:--:--:--...:___. _______ ~----~-____ -_J~----~----•-.' ~.. ~---.-; .. r~~7:":~-:~ ... --~--------....... .. --------.-'":--:....~:..-,__ ________ ~-'---, ,~ I 1 ~--:---~-~ -"'•-~-_____ :. :. ;,;" ---,-.-,:::---:-: _ _..:_ __ " :---~..:._: _ _, ___ : ____ _ .. ...:...:::.-~---------...... -. ------------------------:.-_... ----' ---........ --.. ---. ------~--~_::.,._ _____ ~~--------.:.~ ., ~--~---------~--------. 1. ; -~---~-:-_---.------;----__: _________ .:._..... _ __,. ___ --'.;.----_.:. __ ,______ :._. ~: -.:.._.:...':-~-_., ' ~,......__,-,..,.~,v' .... ,'A....._.....,._ ._ ..

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~I, -Pre World. War ll __ Units Hq. 1st Bn. ..14 ?Jov ?l ... _ r_e_designateti ].st Bn., U6th FA 21 Mar 22 _, . -Commanding O~ficers: Maj. sumaer L. Lmrry Jr. Homer W.Hesterly Capt.,Fred J. H.mpton Active State Duty: / t9 I r~,. Pre World War tt .. tiri:its . 1 . : . . . /.... .. ---~-------•-. --------. ,, ' . .... , . •.. . --------~-----~---tAMPA . I -----------------------' .. ---------. -_. ____________ _, ________ . ------------.-----------:..:•:..~...: __ _ '._ Commanding Officers:' Capt• Homer W. Hesterly . -:Thomas B. Sparkman ---------.------.. ---_ _:_ _______ --------c--,--•-=------:--1 Lt ..:Norman Bie . .;;..:Arlie -C.--Luther ---. . . . ------------. ' ' . . . : l Lt. Sam C. Harrison Thomas H. Dunn __ . ---------~--~ .. 2 Lt. Carl P Fish Arlie C. '.LutherLeRoy Mote , _. : . . . -------------------~-_ -•--------~----~----.,----~---~ .. ---------., ... : -._. '.~----.-------, --------------~--.----, ' Active State Duty: --.. ----. --. -. . . -. --. .. , .. ., ' ' .. .. ------. --.,-----...... -. __ . ,. :~.\~...:_.:~: . .. .. . . -------_-.~•-'.-.. -. . ; .. ,;. ..... i., --. -l I ------. -----"---... -.. ________ .,. __ , __ , .

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- •. : 1Pre World War !!. __ :_ Units _ _ -~~--__ :Band section,-serv:t'ce -Btry.,116th. FA __ _ ,. Band Section, -Service Btry, ll6th FA (GO 7 l Apr 37) Disbanded 15 Apr -37 V < Comm.inding Officers: VlO Jlu.rlin L. Price --I , .J ---------. . ....... -_,__ \_ . . ,-::. ------:~.-.... --------------------------~----' .;;:__'._.Jledi,~a~_~eparj;ment_J~E~~c:hln~n1;, _ll6t.h.~A ___ )ed J~ec. __ ~j:~1;_.192~--------. _:._ __ ___ . ____ _________ _ -. ~!,. . :'/ . , •. I'. ,. ,, / . .,_. _,. ---~-•-•'• ______ ____ -'~--------------.----------_-. _______ -------! ------... , ________ .., ______ -..'....-!------~----'................. _ ... , .... , •. _ ... ...:.._,;_;.. ,1 " , ' ' . , ' .... ...:,. ____ Commanding -~!ficers.;__Cap\.-~~9h~L~lli_d;q"'.'l922,Yaj._F.arl_H. JA~e"'.'1924, -~-; __ :_,.,.._: _____ ,_: . .,,.---:.:_ •. ',. _ -<:: . ,'. ... , . _ . . :Capt. George E.W.Hardy,Jr.;;;.1926,Cap:b; Harry C.Evans-1934, .. ::_ -: ----.... , . _ Capt-.--James Holdstock-l935;Capti:'Sb:uler:H.-Etheredge,,;,l?J8; (Jul) . . . . : . -..:..-ca ir::Neai:e:::Wr::valtta . ,. . . . . . . . ---------------------'---•------•----J! , . ' .--------------------------,,. ,_;, : .'; r..,_', . -------------__________ ,.__________ --~~ ----------A~t:iv~ State Duty: --Sept 20 to Oct 4-1926 Flood relier around Miami and Moore Haven . --------------------------___ _._ ------------------------. ' . ----------------. ----------' II, I .... --......... --------. ------------------------.I \.' -. ---. ----. --. ----. --, . -----------... -----------.,, ---------

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. : :< .. : .. .~:-: -, . . . _:,.,. _____ Hq. Btry. & Combat.Train 1st Bn., ll6th FA_.--~ _ _ l.5 Feb 1922 Commanding Officers: Capt. John J. Hedrick-Feb.1922 Capt. Henry H •. Cole-Dec.l.922 Capt.: Henry Woodard-1924 Capt. Harol.d M. Clarvoe-1936 Active State Duty: May 31-June 2-1927 riot at County Jail in Tampa _ Sept 2-3-1935 subg.ued mob riotelection day in Tampa /. ' Pre-World War ll tfziits TWA ~=--------'-:---------------z:=:.::...--_..:..-------1 . --------. -... ---_ ,.-..: ... _Commanding 9ficers~-:-":-Capt~_Wm _E._Hamme!'-:'.1~21, _C_~pt. '19hn _A,._Srnith:--1922,_ __ . ,_ ..:._ , . . . . . .Capt. Samual G. Harrlson-192.S(Sep), 1 Capt. Arlie. B. Luther-:-l925(0ctl .• --.---------~.--~ Capt.Ray V .S.Rudd.:.1926., -Capt.George E. Baya-1936 :_.:--:-------------: ~.:: . . . . , ' . , . --.-.. -----------., ',:, __ .:, p' ,• :. '--:-... --'------.----:--•-. __ .,._.._.,,--------------------------------------------------------------------"-. I •::,_: . . -';. ' . ~ ' -, . : ' . . _ __ . '•-,.,,-_.~---•--~------..-----.--------------------I •'. \' ----------~--~: ___ -. ________ ,_. ___________ i_.--,' . . . . .... ",-: .. ~,.;: -.: '-' -~... ---~-___ :•-~""---'---~-.. ' ... --

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.?-1 . --_ Pre 'World War .I! comma:nding Officers: Pr~ \'rorld War I! --. ----_ ~-L _'Hq. _2nd Bn., f6_th FA ___ (_GO-~-=-24_ Apr 24) . . . --~ -----------------. --:, ;-:Comma:riding Officers: , . . ~~. _. _____ _. ,. ' . -------------~ -------------------:~:----------------------. :':,.Active State Buty: . ". ~-, .. . . --------..... ------~. . , ---,_,._ --. ---------------~ --_.----~-------. -~-----~-----------------------:.!:. _,. ;, •. --'"=-:-. . --------------,.,....,. ..... --~-..-. ---~.._ ___ ., -. ' ... -' .. _, ~--_.

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.,i ,:-, ; .ii I ,_ Pre W~rl.d i'tar I! . lfnits Commanding Officers: _Ca.pt. Nat Clemons.1923-1926 capt. Lewis G. Carlton 1926-1933 -Capt.-Irving S. Tillotson 1933-1938 , ___ Capt._ Mil.ton l!:. Hull 1938_____ -'---Active State Duty: / --~---.--.----.. . . .... -• ~---r . , _c ___ :..Btry A., 116th FA ~-14 Nov.21. ____ ; ___ :::~-----_~:~ ~__ _ , . I ' -,~----~-----------. ;:.. Col!llllailding 'Officers ~"'Ca~t./-Claiborne Phipp~.;.1921, Capt~~-Loper towry-1924., : :•: ~-~: .... ;., . . -~ . .. ... -~ ..... Capt •. _David Walker-1925.,(Jun).,. Capt. Laird-1925.,(Nov)., ________ .. :------";. . / . Capt. J. W. NcNeeril928 Capt. Daniel Van Du.sen-1931., -: _1~ : capt; Ral.J>~ __ J. ~g~193t --~~~--::~ _-:~ _; ~:_ ___ :~--~ :--.\ ';_ ...... '.•-'-' . ___ .:;;_. ---~~.: _ ---\ __ ---------------. ----------.; I -Active State Duty: May-June.,1927-aid in protecting' prisoner !rom mobs -in Hillsborough Cty; ______ _ _: ___ __ ...... __ July .S-6.,193.3 .sent .t~_Road Jris~n_Cainp .No.33.,~id in __ quelling riot ... , . _ -Sept 2-4.,193$ aid in maintaining order during a cityelection -----------------------------------------~-------. ' . -,~~., --------. ---------. _ .... --:. ~--~---,___ . -_--,--~-----_ .. : ----,.__._----..----~_, -____ .. _________ ,._' __ ,,-..-, . ___ __ , __ -----__ ____ ._' ...... :;i.. .. __ ... _ ___ ,_~-~ -. ... ... ' . ' ' . ........., ' ~---. -----------• ---, ---. -------.. -----------_,. -------&:,---------.. ---------. ___ -----..... . . . ' . . ' ' . . , , ---------... --•------... -----------------. --------------

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1st Co C.AC organized 12 June 1908; redesig 29 Dec '8 Klay ]:ft.; . Pl.ant _City, Hillsborough . . . Organized again in 1916 as ,Qg_.,E ~J@[Df. (5Mar); 1916 March 1917; and entered, lfv1.[ '5' Aug 1917; .Jun~. Jq,,., ... , ~.... -.,.. __ ,_.,. '-.. _ __,_ -_ .... 1 ... . Reorganized after 7N,'I as _;lt r.• E U 6th FA Reet .on 6 , -•-< 0 -~-------------------------,_ .. ~~.~~~~4------:------~~~~~~o/-71 1912 as.co F 2ndFlaTpt_ disbanded served on the Mex:i.can Border 21 June I . -~------------__ _/ .... -----------------< ; ' .x . Tampa Hillsborough Count --------I -~---------. --I I i I I i I, ! i I ,. 1st Co CAC organized_30 ay. 1,917; entered federal service for WVTI on 5.August 1917. ______ 1 I I i: .. . 4 N 1921 at Tampa.~ --Battery C lstBn FA' organized 1 ov . .. -.. . ___ --... ..:....: _ ----. Tampa, Hillsborough County ------~-:. .. ._-----:--:--_ ----, .. .. __ ,,__,._ --.-. .. .:

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~-------....:....---------------:---------_Tampa, _Hillsborough . ._. ------------.J -------, ..... ----•-----Al___L_L _____ _,_,a .... _____ _ ---. -----------Ta a Hillsborou h Count __ BAl'p) 2ndEla,In& organizecl: 1899; disbanded 26 August 1904:,, _ 'o'r.aanized again 12 July 1906; disbanded 28 March 1908. 1 '') b Tampa, Hillsborough :Battery_: A 1st Bn FA -~~gaiii ~d 14 Jfovember _1921 at_J'arrq:,a _____________ : ___ -~-~---------------~%2 oms -co&GF I HI~ ' . {_ __ _ --------------------------~-------------------. _ Battery B _lstBn FA orga~;~
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. ..,.._,;...,,...__;_-.,;. , __ ---~~----.;.....---....;..---.------_:,_;.,,.._; .... ----~----'". f' Tampa, .Hillsborough ' ... ,i.s J} 'ipi y~ organized 1893 ( oc existed in -that year), ; pers6nne1 moved 'to •other '.-' .... in 189 for Span-Alll war; Unit reorgani::.ed after war in 1899 as Co F 2ndFla Inf . ---------~--------------------...... . . ... -;.....::-=-::--==-=...::::!!=-'-----.... ( :__ _Co M 2ndf,!~nf o:rgan_i~~-d _J:2 _J'1ly 19~6; CU:sb?3-nded 29 Nov 1909. _ . . ,.-.-----,--. -----~-:-----"' ---~ct _ _____....7"---.--~-----.-r-••~--;•~-------w••~-~---- •--: ..• , , _ Tampa, FJ.llsborough County.... Hq 1stBn 2ndF1alnf organj.zed 22 June 1907 J moved to st. Petersburg 2) No~ 1911.. J! rv,. =••'..,,., Tampa., ~--...,;_--/-~ _ _;. _________________ _ --. --. . .. \ Hq 5ti,Bn FST e,d.st,ed in _1823) Personne1 moved __ to .. other _nit.a.in. 1_898 ....... . -~-----T service 21 June 1916~-Jifu.;ch 19 i 7 . . . . -------------------.. -------! ________ _ --__ __;__:_, __

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. . .. ; ; . ', _,.:. .. .f., Plant City, Hillsborough County ,1!9 .. J-.?&,th Inf organized 1925; moved to Jacksonville 1 Jul 1928. H~ lstBn 2ndinf oraanized 29 Nov 1914; redesignated 3 Feb 1915 as.Hq 2nd~ 2n~~ "YeJ 4 !5eFT1!m'"f"JW'B~rder 21 June 1916; releved from service Elrch 1917 & entered federal_ service for WWI on 5 Aug 1917. / ; ..... : T-:: -~. -_-. -. -~---: -.;;;> .~ , .1 :. Tampa,.Hillsborough : ---,.Q.9 B.~~ ES: organized 1893 ( or existed in •that year~; personnel moved' to other -urii ts . in 189 for Span-Am war; Unit reorganized after __ war in 1899 as Co F 2ndFla Inf; _. ___ . --.Disbanded 16 December 1912; .. . ""--', st >w:""'"'=. / .. . Organized again 24 Sept 1914 as Co~ 2nd..~ federal serviceon Mexican ,Border 21 June 16-1-far. ~9l};_r~vert~d __ !,o state d11ty and __ entered WllI. 5 Aug 1917 . : ____ --. . . , ----. ~--~-~.. :....,.... ---~.::. -_-_ i _1_: _ .... -i ;,...,___ ______ . -----...... \.,_ : .. -. . :• ...... -.

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.... , ,,. ______ .., "\ ..,.. -----~-------------------..... .. ..... "U',1""":.... -.-~-\ \ ,.... ________ _ l i --=------------.. :./4~r P.J~ 2Z .: ~~:_-~. ,, Y'S' 7-{ kd Bonif L.l44th _Tranportation Truck Co organized in Bonifay in 1949; and the 138th TransTruck Co _; served there in 19.5'2 as a holding compaey for the 144th pending its return from federal _:_--service during the Korean Eoorgency. (For history of units see card: 144th'ITrkCo). ' . _____ ,. --. .,,.._