Company D, 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, in the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Meuse-Argonne, October 12- November 10, 1918

The Forty Second Division was made up of National Guard units drawn from twenty-six states and the District of Columbia, the four infantry regiments coming from New York, Ohio, Alabama, and Iowa, and being designated as the 165th, 166th, 167th, and the 168th, respectively. The first commander of this division was Major General William A. Mann, who, at the outbreak of war, was the Chief of the Militia Bureau of the War Department; he chose for his Chief-of-Staff Major General (at that time Major) Douglas MacArthur, who later commanded the 84th Brigade of the division. (more)

CPT Russell Baker

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