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NEWS | Sept. 1, 2006

World War II Guard veterans dedicate new armory in Oregon

By Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Oregon National Guard dedicated the Baker City Armory to the World War 2 veteran soldiers of Company F, 186th Infantry, 41st Infantry Division in a ceremony in Baker City Aug. 31.

Some members of Company F were on hand for the ceremony today. The soldiers of Company F, based out of Baker City, mobilized for duty Sept. 16, 1940 and were part of the first deployment of U.S. servicmembers overseas during World War 2. The unit inactivated in Japan in late summer of 1945.

The Baker City Armory is a state of the art facility that now serves as home to Company F (-) Forward Support Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion.

Major Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard presided over the ceremony. Brigadier Gen. Dan O'Hollaren, commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Alan C. Gayhart, Deputy Commanding General - Army of the Idaho Army National Guard, and Brigadier General Mike Caldwell, commander of the Oregon State Defense Forces also attended.



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