Chanute Area Veterans Memorial
11 November, 2013
History of the Chanute National Guard
The Kansas National Guard Unit of Chanute was organized on 25 February 1954 as Battery B 297th Field Artillery. It was reorganized on 1 March 1957 as Battery B 195th Field Artillery, then on 1 May 1957 it was reorganized a[s] Company B 174th Military Police. On 1 April 1963, became Company A 174th Quartermaster Battalion, and during the Vietnam War they were reorganized on 15 December 1967 as Company C 3rd Battalion 137th Infantry. On 1 February 1976 the unit became Company C 891st Engineer Battalion. Many citizens of Chanute and the surrounding area have been members of the Chanute National Guard over the years, and all served proudly and honorably with many completing twenty years or more of service. The unit was ordered to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2006 and was instrumental in the liberation of Iraq. Many members of the unit received outstanding citations for their actions while deployed. On 20 February 2010 the unit was deactivated. Many citizens
Erected 2013 by Boerstler-May American Legion Post 170, American Legion Riders, and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Location. 37° 38.829′ N, 95° 27.19′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Marker is on Santa Fe Avenue north of 190th Road / 35th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Austin Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Osage City (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (approx. 2.4 miles away); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (approx. 2.4 miles away); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chanute.
Also see . . .
1. 891st Engineer Battalion, KS Army National Guard. (Submitted on January 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 891st Engineer Battalion, KS Army National Guard, History (Submitted on January 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.