Category Archives: National Guard

War Stories: The Mississippi National Guard’s 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team Deploys for Operation Iraqi Freedom

By Kevin Green, University of Southern Mississippi Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the National Guard and the Reserves. In January of 2005, The Mississippi National Guard’s 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team (155 ABCT) mobilized … Continue reading

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“The New Normal? Heightened Use of the National Guard in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars”

By William Taylor, Angelo State University Note: This is the third in a series of posts about the National Guard and the Reserves. He was many things to many people: a loving husband, a devoted father to seven children, and … Continue reading

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Honors and Officers: The Impact of the National Guard on African Americans in the 369th Infantry Regiment

By Douglas Bristol, University of Southern Mississippi A Surprising Military Parade On February 17, 1919, black soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment marched through the streets of New York City past cheering crowds.  The military parade was led by Lt. … Continue reading

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War Stories–The National Guard

By Andrew Wiest, Ph.D. In 2005 I viscerally knew that the old National Guard was no more.  My closest friend, the godfather to my eldest son, was leading a company of the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion of the Mississippi National … Continue reading

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