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2d Battalion - 142nd Infantry

The 2d Battalion, 142d Infantry (Mechanized) was assigned to the 2d Brigade, 49th Armored Division, in 1973. With the inactivation of the 49th Armored Division in 2004, the 2-142 Infantry became part of the 56th Brigade Combat Team under the 36th Infantry Division.

More than 7,750 soldiers in 87 National Guard and Army Reserve units reported for active duty the firs week of October 2001 under the president's partial mobilization for Operation Noble Eagle. Twenty-nine infantry units were called up, including the 1/149th Infantry Battalion from Kentucky, three companies of the 1/115th from Maryland, five companies of the 1/167th in Alabama, three companies of the 1/148th in Ohio, companies of the 141st and 142nd Infantry in Texas and several companies of the 185th and 160th Infantry of the California National Guard.

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