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122ND ARMY BAND
 COLUMBUS, OHIO -

History

Summary

Oranized and Federally recognized 21 July 1927 in the Ohio National Guard as Band Section, Service Troop, 107th Cavalry in Akron Ohio

Redesginated 30 June 1929 as Band, 107th Cavalry

Inducted into Federal Service 5 March 1941 at Akron Ohio

Redesignated 18 May 1944 as the 122nd Army Ground Forces Band

Organized 1 June 1944 on Bougainville as the 37th Infantry Division Band, with personnel from the Band, 145th Infantry and Band, 37th Division Artillery (formerly Band, 134th Field Artillery), elements of the Ohio National Guard and the Band, 129th Infantry, an element of the Illinois National Guard.

Inactivated 5 December 1945 at Camp Anza, California.

Reorganized and Federally recognized 17 April 1947 in the Ohio National Guard at Columbus.

Ordered into active Federal service 15 January 1952 at Columbus.

(37th Infantry Division Band [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 15 January 1954)

Released from active Federal service 15 June 1954 and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from 37th Infantry Division Band (NGUS)

Consolidated 1 September 1959 with 37th Replacement Company (Organized and Federally recognized 15 June 1955 at Columbus); consolidated unit concurrently reorganized as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 37th Infantry Division Trains and Band.

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Band, 37th Infantry Division Support Command

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters and Band, 37th Infantry Division Support Command

Band element withdrawn 15 February 1968 and reorganized as Detachment 1, 122d Army Band and relieved from assignment to the 37th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1969 as 122d Army Band

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II – AP

Northern Solomons

Luzon (with arrowhead)

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered BOUGAINVILLE

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945





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