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Headquarters and Headquarters Company
"Lightning"

HHC 76th Inf Bde consists of a diverse group of soldiers. The company consists of a Company Headquarters and three platoons. Company Headquarters consists of the Mess, Maintenance, Supply and Admin Specialists. The Signal, Chemical and Military Police Platoons provide support the HHC and the entire Brigade.

Headquarters Company 76th Brigade traces it rich history to the 113th Supply Train which was established on 5 August 1917. The 113th Supply Train was initially a part of the 38th Infantry division. The official charter and first formation were conducted on 22 October 1917 at Camp Shelby Mississippi in preparation for deployment to the "War to End all Wars". It was during this time that the 38th Division gained the moniker "Cyclone division" in remembrance of the devastating tornado that swept through Camp Shelby. After demobilization on 6 July 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky the 113th Supply Train enjoyed a brief period of stability before a five year reorganization into the 38th Division Quartermaster Train lasting between 1921 and 1926.

A redesignation on 1 July 1937 as the 113th Quartermaster Regiment prepared them for the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941. Following the Louisiana Maneuvers the unit was again reorganized and re-designated into three quartermaster companies and a battalion headquarters of the 113th Quartermaster regiment and relieved from assignment to the 38th Infantry Division. It remained in this configuration through places with names like Tunisia, Sicily, Rome, Naples and the Ardennes. During this period, the distinguished service in support of combat operations in Italy, France and Germany gained recognition with the receipt of two Meritorious Unit Commendations. The unit remained engaged in support of numerous units until the cessation of hostilities in Europe when it was again consolidated, reorganized and federally recognized as the 38th Quartermaster Company and re-assigned to the 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard on 30 June 1946.



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