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Army National Guard

 
 
Army National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Army National Guard Marker
Inscription.
( West Face )

( Minute Man National Guard Logo )
This Monument
Placed In
Honor
Of All
National
Guardsmen
1984

( North Face )

Especially Dedicated
To The
Officers And Men
HQ & HQ Battery
A Battery
B Battery
D Battery
Med Det.
250th AAA Gun Bn (90 MM)
Georgia National Guard
Called To Active Duty
Korean War
August 14, 1950

( East Face )
I Am The Guard

Soldier in war, civilian in peace
I bled on Bunker Hill
I stood with Washington at Yorktown

I Am The Guard

I saw both sides of the war between
the states
The hill at San Juan felt the fury of
my charge
On the Mexican border, I stood

I Am The Guard

The
Army National Guard Marker, West face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Army National Guard Marker, West face
dark forest of Argonne blazed
with my barrage
I bowed briefly on grim Corregidor
I scrambled over Normandy Beach
Across the 38th Parallel, I made my stand
I flew Mig Alley

I Am The Guard

( South Face )

Especially Dedicated
To The
Offiecers and Men
Battery A 214th C.A.
Georgia National Guard
Called to Active Duty
World War II
November 25, 1940

 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 33° 28.31′ N, 81° 57.726′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Greene St. near 5th St. before 6th St., in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Army National Guard Marker, North Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 26, 2008
3. Army National Guard Marker, North Face
. General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Signer's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond County (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical College Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Medical College (about 500 feet away); Eve (about 500 feet away); First Christian Church (about 600 feet away); Emily Tubman Monument (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
Army National Guard Marker, East face <u>I Am The Guard </u> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 26, 2008
4. Army National Guard Marker, East face I Am The Guard
Army National Guard Marker, South face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
5. Army National Guard Marker, South face
Upper plaque reads :A Brief History Battery A 214th C.A.A.A. Georgia National Guard
The organizational meeting of Battery A was held at Julian Smith Casino in October, 1939 under command of Captain Richaer E. Allen, Mayor of Augusta,Georgia.
Trained in searchlight and sound locator use, the 214th Regiment was one of the first National Guard units to be inducted into the U.S.Army to serve one year active duty. It was one of four searchlight batteries formed into a provisional battalion formed under the command of Colonial Nicholsen and was amoung the first units in the Army to recieve the highly secrective new weapon, radar.
Following Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Invasion of the Philippines, the battalion was deployed on the California coast. It was designated Battery 354th C.A.A.A. attached to the 4th Interceptor Command U.S. Army Air Corps.
In January, 1943 the unit was sent to the North African theater landing at the Port of Oran. It was attached to General George S. Patton's 3rd Corps.Proceeding to Telergma,Algeria and then Bizerte, Tunisia, it defended airfields and the invasion fleet destined for Sicily.After the invasion, it was sent to Algiers for defense of the Allied Headquarters of General Eisenhower and DeGaulle.
Shipped to Florence, Italy and given engineering training under combat conditions, the unit was designated as Company A 255th Engineer Combat Battalion and assigned to the front, south of Bologna. In the spring of 1945, it spearheaded the Po Valley offensive. This was the last great offensive of the Italian compaign. Battery A was instrumental in its succesful conclusion.
Battery A's year of active duty stretched into five years, three of which were overseas.The unit was engaged in six major battles in the North Africa and Italian campaigns and was awarded six bronze Battle Stars.
Lower plaque
Roster
Battery "A" 214th C.A.25 Nov. 1940
( List of Names )
 
 
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