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 Member of: Centennial Legion of Historical Military Commands  and the United Veterans Council.  

     A group of gentleman banded together in 1747 to support Benjamin Franklin politically and financially in founding of the first organized military unit in Pennsylvania.  The Unit known as the "Associators" was the beginning of both the State Militia and the State National Guard which have continued to this day.  The Lineage of Succession of Active Units from the beginning  has been authenticated by the Adjutant General of the Army.  The support provided by the original group has been continued by their descendents and others who have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States.

       The 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, which held it's Centennial in 1979, is the oldest division in the United States, being formed in 1879.  It included the 3rd Regiment Infantry with it's long history behind it, and supporters in order to aid and assist in the defense of our country, and form a closer friendship among the former members of the 3rd Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, adopted the name "Veteran Guard, 3rd Regiment Infantry, N.G.P." because the majority were from the 3rd Regiment.  The Veteran Guard Incorporated in 1935.  Two currently Active Military Units derive their lineage through our line; the HHC 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and the 1ST Bn, 111th Infantry.

 

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