113th Support Battalion
The 113th Support Battalion traces its organizational roots to Camp Shelby, Mississippi in 1917 as a medical unit associated with the Michigan National Guard. We Deployed to Europe to fight on some of the bloodiest battlefields mankind had ever known in its First World War. Demobilized in February 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky it was reconstituted in the Indiana and Kentucky National Guard as the 113th Medical Regiment and assigned to the 38th Division. The ghastly horrors of World War I in Europe gave the soldiers courage and experience that would serve us well in another world war on the other side of the globe less than a quarter of a century later.
Reorganized in 1942 as the 113th Medical Battalion, the unit served with courage, honor, and distinction caring for wounded comrades on the bloody shores of far away lands with names that ring with the echo of some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific: New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon. Our distinguished service and courage under fire in the Pacific resulted in a Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. After answering the call to arms with honor and distinction the unit was deactivated in Camp Anza, California and reorganized and federally recognized in the Indiana Army National Guard with headquarters in Lafayette.
In response to a growing need for logistical support within the 38th Division, the unit was converted and redesignated in 1993 as the 113th Support Battalion. After sixty one years of distinguished service and association with the Cyclone Division the unit was selected to serve as the support battalion of the 76h Infantry Brigade in 1994 and headquartered in Columbus, Indiana shortly thereafter.
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