1st Battalion, 114th Infantry
"Move Fast, Strike Hard, Finish Rapidly"
The 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry has its headquarters in Woodbury,Gloucester County, New Jersey. It has four mechanized infantry companies, one anti tank company, and a headquarters company. It is equipped primarily with the M-113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier. Its anti-tank unit uses the M-901 Improved TOW vehicle to defeat enemy armor. The battalion also has a mortar platoon, scout platoon, medical section, maintenance platoons,and support personnel. Infantry companies are located in Freehold, Atlantic City, Mount Holly, Burlington, and Woodbury.
The original 114th Infantry was organized at Camp McClellan, Alabama, October 11, 1917 from the Third New Jersey Infantry, Fifth New Jersey Infantry and the First Delaware Infantry. The ancestor of the 114th Infantry, the Third Infantry was originally organized as Third Battalion, New Jersey Rifle Corps, in December, 1865. In July, 1866, it became Third Regiment, and was attached to an Independent Brigade, New Jersey Rifle Corps. The Third Regiment saw Active Service in railroad strike and riot duty in 1877. It served in the Spanish-American War in 1998. The Regiment was reorganized as the 114th Infantry in 1917. A year later, the unit found itself in Haute-Alsace, France for World War I. The 114th participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the famous battle where the 42nd Infantry Division lost half of its Rainbow.
In 1998, the 1st battalion, 114th Infantry conducted Military Operations in Urban Terrain Training at Fort Drum, NY.
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