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If you served in any of the following organizations, which are all descendants of the 8th Infantry , you may be eligible to join our association.

8th Infantry Illinois National Guard

184th Field Artillery Regiment - Fort Custer, Michigan

930th Field Artillery Battalion - Camp Butner, North Carolina

931st Field Artillery Battalion - Camp Forest, Tennessee

1699th (C) Engineer Battalion, ETP 1st Army

1698th (C) Engineer
Battalion, ETP 1st Army

795th TD (Tank Destroyer) Battalion, ETO 3RD Army

92nd Infantry Division, (ETO) 5th ARMY

93rd Infantry Division (Pacific)

178th Battle Group, Illinois National Guard

178th Regimental Combat Team - Illinois National Guard

178th Infantry
Battalion, Illinois National Guard

184th Field Artillery Battalion, Illinois National Guard

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African American History Month
The association held its annual open house celebrating the military contributions of African American men and women. This open house occurs each year during February, African American History month. Colonel Eugene F. Scott (ret.) a decorated army veteran and President of Chicago Defender Charities, Inc presented remarks on the challenges and achievements of African Americans in the military. The students who participated in the HUSH project were also in attendance and made a presentation on their trip.

Remarks by Colonel Eugene F. Scott
Colonel Eugene F. Scott (ret.) a decorated army veteran and President of Chicago Defender Charities, Inc presented remarks on the challenges and achievements of African Americans in the military. His comments included a snapshot of his personal struggles and achievements. Under the direction of Colonel Scott, Chicago Defender Charities, Inc annually hosts the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic. For more information on Chicago Defender Charities, Inc visit their website at www.cdc-inc.org.

HUSH Presentation
The Vice President, Dian Ruben-Newburn, reported on the trip to Mississippi. From 26 December 2005 to 1 January 2006 seven inner city teenagers led by five adults, members of the 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association, traveled to Mississippi to help the survivors of Katrina. Each of the participants was presented with a certificate of appreciation for their involvement in this worthwhile effort.

Sword Presentation
Leonard McKinnon presented the association with a vintage military sword for inclusion in the 8th Infantry Museum collection.

Help Us Serve Humanity

From 26 December 2005 to 1 January 2006 seven inner city teenagers led by five adults, members of the 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association, travelled to Mississippi to help the survivors of Katrina. Click here for the story of that trip.

THIS MONTH IN 8TH INFANTRY HISTORY

20 Mar 1944 931st Field Artillery Battalion converted, reorganized, and redesignated as 1698th Engineer Combat Battalion.
31 Mar 1947 178th Infantry reorganized and Federally recognized at Chicago
1 Mar 1959 Reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental system, to consist of 1st Battle Group, 178th Infantry

2005 ANNUAL BANQUET

The 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association held its annual banquet aboard the Mystic Blue on 25 Sep 2005. Are you in this picture? Click on the picture for an enlarged view.

FALLEN COMRADES
Millard Garrison passed 30 January 2006.
Arrangements:
When: 15 February 2006
Where: 1st Progressional Church Of Christ, 7257 S, Wabash, Chicago, IL.
Time: Wake 10:00AM-11:AM
Funeral: 12:00PM

178th Regiment Web Page
A new web page has been created for 178th Infantry Regiment. Its purpose, in part, is to support the goals and directives laid out in NGR 600-82. To visit go to www.178regiment.org

WELCOME
Welcome to the 8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association web site.  Through these pages and our virtual museum you will learn about the 8th Infantry and its proud history. 

The 8th Infantry was an all black outfit formed in 1895. It lives on today as the 178th Infantry Battalion.

Click on the Virtual Museum link to begin your tour.   If you are interested in the current affairs of the association or you are an association member, click on the Association link.

We are very interested in your comments and feedback.  To let us know about your thoughts, click on the Contact Us link.




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