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Pennsylvania National Guard

112th Infantry Regiment

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
1. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1921, the 112th is part of the famed 28th Div., the oldest continuous infantry division in the US Army. The 112th, previously known as the 16th, has origins in the storied 83rd PVI regiment formed in Erie in 1861 during the Civil War. It served in the Spanish-American War, WWI, and Iraq and was awarded Presidential Unit Citations in WWII and Korea. For 90 years 112th units served at Erie Armory, A National Register-listed property.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Erie Insurance.
 
Location. 42° 7.947′ N, 80° 4.638′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on East 6th Street (Pennsylvania Route 5) 0.1 miles west of Parade Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the old Erie Armory. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Presque Isle (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Wayne (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gideon Ball House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harry T. Burleigh (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presque Isle Forts
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
2. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); American Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Erie Heritage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Erie Area Native Americans (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
More about this marker. This marker was dedicated on July 2, 2015.
 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication
The marker was dedicated on July 2, 2015 finally after many, many, many days of rain, the sun arrived, with the ceremonies opened by the Erie Philharmonic Brass Quintet. Welcomes and introductions were done by Thomas B. Hagan, Captain, SC, US Navy (retired). Followed by remarks by: Michael Baker Marker Panel Member, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Major General John L. Gronski 28th Infantry Division Commanding General, Pennsylvania National Guard; Terrence Cavanaugh President and CEO, Erie Insurance

Former Governor Tom Corbett was in attendance, at one time a soldier in the same 112th Infantry Regiment.

The ceremonies were followed by an open house of the former Armory.
    — Submitted
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
3. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker
Getting ready for the unveiling
July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
 
Inside the Erie Armory image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
4. Inside the Erie Armory
Inside the Erie Armory image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
5. Inside the Erie Armory
Inside the Erie Armory image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
6. Inside the Erie Armory
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
7. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication
Master of Ceremonies, Thomas B. Hagen
Captain, SC, US Navy (retired)
Chairman of the Board, Erie Insurance
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
8. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication
Michael Baker
Marker Panel Member, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
9. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication
Major General John L. Gronski
28th Infantry Division Commanding General
Pennsylvania Army National Guard
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
10. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication
The Erie Philharmonic Brass Quintet
Pennsylvania National Guard Armory Information image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
11. Pennsylvania National Guard Armory Information
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication Program image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
12. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication Program
Front & Back
Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication Program image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
13. Pennsylvania National Guard Marker Dedication Program
Inside
 
 
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