Company A, 142nd Infantry, was formed originally from two companies of the 1st Oklahoma Infantry (National Guard). Later its strength was augmented by personnel secured in the draft and by transfers from other units of the 142nd Infantry.
It arrived in France somewhat shot of its authorized strength of 250 enlisted men and in its training area was still further depleted by 20 per cent of its then existing strength transferred to one of the other combat divisions as replacements. (more)
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