1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 17, 2020 4:08 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking records of 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, 1st ID


      Good Afternoon, I am assigned to the 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, 1st ID.  I have been assigned to support the Battalion to build a historical room at the BN. The Battalion has no budget at this time. If you can help provide KEY EVENTS in American History for the 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, 1st ID, US Army; the information that you provide will go on display for all the new QM soldiers that are new to the unit to read and admire.

        • Re: Seeking records of 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, 1st ID
          Thomas Richardson Tracker

          Dear Mr. Coppedge,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) website and located multiple entries on the 101st Brigade Support Battalion (BSB). Lineage and Honors Information lists its organizational history, campaigns, and unit awards plus indicates that the 101st BSB was known as the 1st Supply Train in World War I. The Army Organization Page and Organizational History Program are overviews of significant historical information regarding every Army unit by division. There is another Lineage and Honors page for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team on the CMH website. There is a Combat Service ledger of each Army unit that served. And historical information on the movements of the 1st Division.


          We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Records of Supply Trains, 1917 - 1919 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (Record Group 120) that includes the 1st Supply Train. For access to this series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. Additional records of the 1st BSB and the 1st Division may be in the custody of RDT2.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!