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"The Foxhole," 196th Regiment Combat Team Association

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2013-098

Content Description

The collection consists of various publications from the 196th Regiment Combat Team Association located in Rapid City. As noted in the publication, “The Foxhole is an official publication of the 196th Regiment Combat Team Association, published irregularly.” The publications date from 1994 to 2013 with four issues published a year. The association’s purpose is to give former members of the 196th Regiment Combat Team a place to obtain the history of the unit they served with during the Korean Conflict and a roster of former members. The publication offers a number of stories on United States military history, letters to the editor and obituaries for various company members. The 196th RCT was organized in South Dakota on Sep 22, 1946 and commanded by Col Kenneth R Scurr. Its first annual training was held at Camp Rapid, SD in 1948. In 1949, the unit went to Camp Ripley, MN for annual training. As the troops were coming home from annual training, at Camp McCoy, WI, in 1950, the news came of the Communist invasion of South Korea. The 196th Regiment Combat Team was inducted into Federal Service on September 1, 1950 and sent to Camp Carson, CO. There it was brought up to strength with over 4,795 reservists and conscripts. In July of the following year, it moved to Ft Richardson, AK. All the troops were home by the time 24 months had passed from the date of induction. The SD National Guard was reorganized and the 196th RCT deactivated on September 14, 1956.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1994-2013

Creator

Extent

0.75 Cubic Feet