8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association


Below are thumbnail pictures on a variety of topics donated by the officers and men of the 8th Infantry. Several of these photos are of historical note. Click on the thumbnail to view an enlarged version of the photo. Use the BACK button on your browser to return to this page.


Click HERE for new photos that tour the General Richard L Jones Armory


Click HERE for pictures from the 2003 Banquet/Cruise on Lake Michigan


Click HERE for obituaries of former members of the 8th Infantry


Click HERE for World War 1 era 8th Infantry photos

Officers of the 1st Battalion 178th Infantry at annual field training.
Seated L-R: Rice, Stovall, Wilson, Childs, Johnson, Sims, Brown
1st Row Standing: Ed Davis, Isbell, Moore, Patterson, Morris, Stewart, Holiday , Deas, Honesty, Rudolph Davis
2nd Row Standing: Covington, Winson, Stribling, Sthephens, Crawford, Arnold Davis, Williams

Solidiers of HHC 1st Battalion 178th Infantry at annual field training.

Three Honesty officers at OCS Graduation, Camp Lincoln, Springfield Illinois.
L-R: 2Lt. Charles C. Honesty jr, Lt. Col. Charles C. Honesty, 2Lt. Robert W. Honesty

Architects Drawings of the Chicago Military Academy

A Company 1/178th Infantry at annual training Camp Ripley Minnesota 1968

B Company 1/178th Infantry at annual training Fort McCoy Wisconsin

8th Infantry Privates
1st Row:C.C. Coleman, W. Hasson, A. Moore, A. White, R. Osborne, O. Buchanan, J.S. Kelley, J.W.E Mitchell, A. Beal, R. Price
2nd Row:Lloyd Miller, John Letcher, John W. Dodds Jr.,Benjamin Chivers, Walter Green, W. Anderson, R.T. Groves, Krisha Griffin, R.L. McNuckles, Allen Carney
3rd Row:James H. Diamond, Adolph DePass, R.L. Strange, J. Thomas, S. Berry, A. Banks, Marion James, Samuel T. Hinton, Harold Henson, P.E. Carter, A. Wilson

The only General Courts Martial Board composed entirely of colored officers which had existed up to date-1917-1918. Officers in picture, left to right: Lieutenant Frank P. Bass, Captain Lilburn K. Jackson, Captain James C. Hall, Captain George M. Allen, Major Otis B. Duncan, president; Captain William B. Crawford. Lieutenant Clement N. Hinton, Lieutenant Louis C. Washington, Court Reporter McCarty (civilian, sitting); Captain Lewis E. Johnson, counsel for defense (standing); Lieutenant Robert A. J. Shaw, judge advocate.


This plaque lists the honor roll of soldiers of the 8th Inf. ILL N.G. who died in France.


This shoulder patch was used by the 178th Regimental Combat Team. An approved copy of the patch was presented to (then) Colonel Jones by General Ferry circa 1953.


During World War 1, as the 370th Infantry, U.S., the 8th Infantry served with distinction with the French 34th, 36th and 59th Infantry Divisions earning streamers for battles of Lorraine and Olse-Aisne. This is photo of the actual streamer from the collection of the 8th Infantry.