Entered service from Ft. Snelling, Minneapolis, MN 1-27-1943. Discharged Camp McCoy, WI 3-8-1946. Basic Training Camp Howze, Texas, took 6 mo. Amphibious Training San Diego, CA for invasion of Japan 11-1-1946. Shipped to France early 1945 for Battle of the Bulge, became part of Patton's 3rd Army. Upon the Germany surrender, first Division returned to U. S.., June 1945. Division was loading ships in San Francisco, CA when first "A" Bomb was dropped. After Japan surrendered, Division was shipped to the Philippines for "mop up" & MP duty. Having acquired enough "Points, returned to U.S. 2-15-1945, and discharged on 3-8-1946. Stayed in the Inactive Reserves for 3 years.