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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
Kentucky National Guard Memorial Detail — 1912-1940
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
Dedicated to the men and women of the
Kentucky National Guard
Past, Present and Future
Solemn price ... to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
— Abraham Lincoln . . . — — Map (db m161760) WM|
|A legend in his own lifetime, Daniel Boone was an explorer and hunter whose exploits made him one of the most famous frontiersmen in American history. One of 11 children raised in a Quaker household, he was born on November 2, 1734, in Berks County . . . — — Map (db m161763) HM|
|The Kentucky National Guard finds its roots among the oldest military organizations in the United States. On October 10, 1774, when Kentucky was a county of colonial Virginia, James Harrod, the founder of Harrodsburg, led a group of frontiersmen . . . — — Map (db m161767) HM|
|During the early years of the 20th century the National Guard would face some major changes in an attempt to transform the state militia to becoming the National Guard of today. Several pieces of landmark legislation were passed to enhance the . . . — — Map (db m161766) HM|
|The Harrodsburg Tankers, then known as the 38th Tank Company, comprised of a Kentucky Army National Guard unit stationed in Harrodsburg who were called to active duty prior to World War II. The Kentucky Guardsmen landed on the Philippines on . . . — — Map (db m161765) HM|
|The Kentucky Guard continued its peacetime role responding to the needs of the citizens and training for war.
During the Gulf War of 1990-91 the Kentucky National Guard supplied forces whose missions included water purification, public affairs, . . . — — Map (db m161764) HM|