Military


229th Main Support Battalion
"Monumental City Guard"

The mission of the 229th main Support Battalion is to assure the provision of CSS (Combat Service Support) for all organic and attached elements of the 29th Infantry Division (Light).

The 229th Support Battalion (MSB) is a component of the 29th Division Support Command, 29th Infantry Division (Light).

The 229th Main Support Battalion was originally created as a "Black" unit on February 20, 1879 at Baltimore, MD, and designated as the Monumental City Guards. It was later redesignated as the First Separate Company.

The unit was redesignated as Company I, 372nd Infantry around 1917, fighting during World War I on the Western Front. It was redesignated as the First Separate Company around 1923.

It was again redesignated as Service Company, 372nd Infantry, around 1941, fighting in the Pacific Theater. Following the end of World War II, the unit was redesignated as Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 231st Transportation Truck Battalion around 1947.

The unit was redesignated as the 229th Transportation Battalion, 29th Infantry Division circa 1959; as the 229th Supply & Transport Battalion circa 1960; and as Company A, 229th Supply & Transportation Battalion circa 1963.



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