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Re: 136 Infantry, 31 Division. CFA
Posted by: William Perry (ID *****4739) Date: September 05, 2012 at 18:39:26
In Reply to: Re: 136 Infantry, 31 Division. CFA by Charles Carroll of 9054

He may have been caught up in the glamore and excitment with the guard serving on the border in Texas;

"In July 1916, because of border raids conducted by Pancho Villa and the courting of an unstable Mexican government by Germany, President Wilson used his new legal authority to mobilize the nation's entire National Guard for patrol duty on the U.S.- Mexican border. The Minnesota Guard was sent to Camp Llano Grande near Mercedes, Texas. Although they never saw fighting, their border duty helped prepare them for a much bigger challenge: World War I."

http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/history/history.php#1916

He may have enlisted during that time when they were in Texas.

I do think that the best bet so far for CFA is "C" Battery, Field Artillary.

Good luck on your hunting


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