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Contact: Gene Haley
Address: 4200 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton FL 34209
Phone: 941-794-0433

Activated: 5 May 1944 as 97th Chemical Bn Motorized at Fort Leonard Wood, MO


5 May 1944 - 5 Dec 1944 Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
9 Dec 1944 - 17 Jan 1945 Cp. Gruber, OK

Redesignated: 16 Feb 1945 as 97th Chemical Mortar Bn

Inactivated: 23 Nov 1945 at Camp Polk, LA

Overseas: Arrived NYPE 3 Feb 1945, England 13 Feb 1945, France-ETO 26 Feb 1945; returned NYPE 6 Jul 1945

Campaigns: Central Europe

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History of 97th Cml Mortar Bn, by George T. (“Ted”) Wright

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