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Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Boal Troop

 
 
The Boal Troop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. The Boal Troop Marker
Inscription. The Boal Troop was accepted as a provisional unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the Machine Gun Troop of the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. The troop first served in Texas, protecting the boarder against possible Mexican aggression

In April 1917, as Colonel Boal had predicted, the United States entered World War I. The Boal troop was reconfigured as an infantry unit, Company A of the 107th Machine Gun Battalion, 28th Infantry Division.

The Boal Troop set sail for France in May 1918 with the remainder of the division. The unit fought on the bloody battlefields of the Argonne Forest in the fall of 1918. Twelve of the 172 troops were killed in action in the closing months of the war.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Military Museum - 28th Infantry Division Shrine.
 
Location. 40° 46.868′ N, 77° 47.682′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Boal Avenue (U.S. 322) 0.1 miles north of Boalsburg Pike, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Markers near the 28th Division Shrine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers near the 28th Division Shrine
of this marker. The 28th Division Infantry (here, next to this marker); 109th Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 110th Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 107th Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Signal Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring the 28th (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boalsburg.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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