1st Battalion - 108th Infantry Regiment
The 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry was constituted on 27 April 1898 in the New York national guard as the Third New York Volunteer Infantry and organized from existing companies in northern and central New York. The unit mustered into Federal Service 17 May 1898 at Camp Black, New York and mustered out of federal Service 10 December 1898 at home stations.
The unit was organized on 3 August 1917 in the New York Guard and mustered into Federal Service on 5 August 1917. On 1 October 1917, it reorganized and was designated as the 108th Infantry and assigned to the 27th division. During World War I, it took part in the Somme, Ypres-Lys and Flanders offensives. After the war, the 108th demobilized at Camp Upton, NY, on 31 March 1919, and was assigned to the 27th Infantry Division on 17 November 1922.
In October 1940, the unit was again inducted into Federal Service and in 1942 was assigned to the 40th Infantry Division where it served in the Pacific. The unit took part in campaigns in the Bismark Archipelago and the invasions of Leyte and Luzon in the Southern Philippines campaign.
After the war, the unit was reassigned and redesignated several times until September 1995 when it was named the 1st Battalion, 108 Infantry, 27th Enhanced Brigade, New York Army National Guard.
The unit subsequently relocated its headquarters to in Auburn, NY.
The unit has taken part in civil-aid missions, including the ice storm in Northern New York during January 1998 and Labor Day storm in Syracuse during September 1998.
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