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By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
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Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 103rd Engineers 28th Division
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Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 103rd Medical Battalion and Regiment
103rd Medical Battalion and Regiment 28th Infantry Division — Map (db m27452) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 107th Field Artillery 53rd Brigade - 28th Division American Expeditionary Forces
(First Plaque):107th United States Field Artillery 53rd Brigade 28th Division American Expeditionary ForcesThis monument was erected by the Veterans Association of the 107th Field Artillery in memory of the faithful sons of Pennsylvania who . . . — Map (db m27741) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 108th Field Artillery
(Front):World War I Champagne Oise-Aisne Lorraine Meuse-Argonne Ypres-Lys World War II Normandy Northern France Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe (Back):Organized Dec. 11, 1840 1st Vol. Inf., 102nd of the line 2nd Infantry, Nov. 30, . . . — Map (db m27422) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 108th Machine Gun Battalion
1918 108th Machine Gun Battalion Chapagne Marne Aisne Marne Oise Aisne Meuse Argone — Map (db m27453) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 109th Infantry Regiment Twenty-Eighth Division
(Front):109th United States Infantry Twenty-Eighth Division "They Preserved the Nation" Service in World War I Champagne-Marne Champagne Aisne-Marne Oise-Aisne Lorraine Meuse-Argonne Service in World War II Normandy Ardennes Northern . . . — Map (db m27751) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 109th Machine Gun Battalion
(Front):One Hundred Ninth Machine Gun Battalion Twenty Eight Division Hq Co. Allentown A Co. Lancaster B Co. Columbia C Co. Allentown D Co. Lebanon Major John W. Foos, commander They belong to history Killed in Action Lieutenants . . . — Map (db m27455) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 110th Infantry Regiment
110th Infantry Twenty-eighth Division — Map (db m27528) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 111th Infantry Regiment
(Front):In remembrance of those members of this Regiment who lost their lives defending their country's honor fighting against tyranny and for justice and liberty of all nations, the weak as well as the mighty 111th Infantry 1917 - 6th PNG - . . . — Map (db m27436) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 112th Infantry Regiment Twenty-Eighth Division
(Front):112th Infantry Twenty Eighth Division Forever Honored Forever Mourned For God and Country (Back):Dedicated to the honor of the men who served in this regiment Civil War Spanish American War Mexican Border Service World War I . . . — Map (db m27327) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 112th Machine Gun Company
(Front):In Memoriam to the men who served in the 112th Machine Gun Co. 28th Division 1917 - 1919 (Back):112th Machine Gun Co. Campaigns Dates - 1918 Champagne June 28 - July 14 Champagne-Marne July 15-July 18 Aisne-Marne July 19 - Aug. . . . — Map (db m27308) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 28th Division Shrine
Dedicated to heroic dead of Pennsylvania's famed 28th in two world wars. The Division was created Sept., 1917. The Shrine was founded by Col. Theodore Boal and made a State memorial in 1932 — Map (db m19339) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — 28th Signal Battalion
Dedicated to the honor and the men and women of the 28th Signal Battalion and the lineage organizations 103rd Field Signal Battalion 28th Signal Company They have proudly served since 1908 demonstrating skills as soldiers and communicators during . . . — Map (db m27755) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — Coshocton Train Wreck 109th Field Artillery
(Lower Plaque)In loving memory of the 33 men of the 109th Field Artillery killed in the train wreck Sept. 11, 1950 in Coshocton, Ohio (Upper Plaque Listing Names): Capt. Arthur J. Thomas Warrant Officers Wm. M. Wellington - . . . — Map (db m27777) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — Headquarters Troop 28th Division
Home Station, Sunbury, Pa. Memorial to the men who served with this organization and to those who gave their lives while in service during the First World War — Map (db m27304) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — Honoring the 28th
In 1919, the Boal Troop dedicated a monument to their fallen comrades, elsewhere on Col. Boal's estate. In the 1920s, other units of the 28th Infantry Division erected memorials in this area and began referring to it as the "Shrine." By 1971, most . . . — Map (db m27456) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — M114A2 Towed 155mm Howitzer Pennsylvania Military Museum
The M114A2 howitzer, introduced in 1942 as the M1, served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam with the Army and Marine Corps. It also served with the National Guard into the 1980s. Its 11-man crew could fire forty rounds per hour, lobbing each . . . — Map (db m20350) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — M4A1(76)W General Sherman Tank Pennsylvania Military Museum
Nearly 50,000 M4 Sherman tanks saw service in all theaters of World War II and in Korea. They served as the main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps. Pennsylvania foundries in Coraopolis, Eddystone, Lebanon, Sharon, Bernham, and . . . — Map (db m20310) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — M59 Armored Personnel Carrier Pennsylvania Military Museum
Open topped half-track personnel carriers in use during World War II did not adequately protect occupants from small arms fire and shrapnel. The U.S. Army developed APCs, or armored personnel carriers, to solve the problem. These sturdy vehicles . . . — Map (db m20246) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — M60A3 Tank Pennsylvania Military Museum
No tank performed longer than the M60 series. First introduced in 1961, the M60 series, with its advanced weapon control and mighty engine, served under the administrations of nine U.S. Presidents. The brawny tank's thick armor eventually shielded . . . — Map (db m20427) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II Pennsylvania Military Museum
British commanders who has fought in the Boer War in South Africa, 1899 to 1903, were impressed with the success of the enemy's howitzers. After five years, the British army approved its own new howitzer. The 4.5-inch howitzers remained in service . . . — Map (db m20208) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — The 28th Division Infantry
This place of remembrance honors 28th Division veterans of World Wars I and II. The grounds of the Shrine and the park surrounding it once belonged to the estate of Colonel Theodore Davis Boal (1867-1938). Convinced that the United States would . . . — Map (db m27752) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — The Boal Troop
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, . . . — Map (db m27754) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — The Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine
(Left Wing): The Pennsylvania Military Museum The Pennsylvania Military Museum honors the Commonwealth's military men and women past and present. It preserves the history of their significant service to the state and the nation through . . . — Map (db m27776) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Boalsburg — Twin 40mm Self-propelled Gun, M42A1 Duster Pennsylvania Military Museum
By the time the M42 "Duster" anti-aircraft weapon system was deployed in 1953, the Soviet Union had developed high-speed aircraft that were too fast for the Duster to track. The Duster, however, found its role in the dense jungles of Vietnam. Its . . . — Map (db m27813) HM

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