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Brig. Gen. Radulski retires with 31 years of service.Division leaders, family and friends recognized the career and serv...
08/15/2021

Brig. Gen. Radulski retires with 31 years of service.
Division leaders, family and friends recognized the career and service of Brig. Gen. Stephen Radulski during a retirement ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap on Friday (Aug. 13, 2021). His 31-years of active Army and Pa. Guard service included deployments to Germany, Afghanistan and Kuwait and a variety of command assignments.
In October 2017, Radulski began serving as the division’s deputy commanding general – maneuver, a position he held during the division headquarters battalion’s 2018 deployment to Kuwait as the headquarters element for the 10,000-service member Task Force Spartan.
“The military has touched my life in so many ways,” Radulski said. “It’s really been a thrill.”
Radulski received several awards and gifts. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal and received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation in addition to the Keystone tile plaque often presented to Iron Division leaders. Additionally, he was knighted into the Order of Saint George during a ceremony led by other knights within the division’s leadership, past and present.
Radulski thanked his wife, Stephanie, and his children – Alexa, Samuel, Emma and Lukas – for their support. Stephanie was recognized with the Pa. Army National Guard Spouse Certificate of Appreciation.
Maj. Gen. Mark McCormack, division commander, thanked Brig. Gen. Radulski for his outstanding service. He commended him for being a leader who was always ready for the next assignment even on short notice. McCormack too noted the importance of family members to the careers of long-serving soldiers.
“They say ‘Recruit a soldier, retain a family,’” McCormack stated. “We’ve been lucky to retain Steph and the gang for 31 years.”
Prior to assignment as DCG-M, Radulski served as the Joint Force Headquarters G6 (command, control and communications) officer at Fort Indiantown Gap. From December 2013 to April 2017, he commanded the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. A tanker, he served as the operations officer of the division’s 3rd Battalion/103rd Armor in 2001-03, including service in Germany during Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as that battalion’s commander, from 2007-10, included the unit’s deployment to Afghanistan, also in support of OEF.
Radulski said many officers and NCOs impacted his career development. He said as a senior leader he has continually been impressed with the talent and dedication of Pa. Guard soldiers.
“It’s phenomenal to see noncommissioned officers and young officers develop,” Radulski said. “Every day I was amazed by the commitment to service of soldiers in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.”
Brig. Gen. Radulski will continue to work at Indiantown Gap. He serves as director of the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy (KSCA), a Pa. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs program for at risk teens. The academy will welcome its inaugural class next year.

Our French historian Christophe Clement sent us this message today: "Mémorial Battle Ardennes décember 1944."  We thank ...
08/14/2021

Our French historian Christophe Clement sent us this message today: "Mémorial Battle Ardennes décember 1944." We thank him for his dedication to the history of the 28th Infantry Division. We also noted that he is wearing one of our t-shirts.

Clement added, "The Mardasson Memorial (commonly known as the Mardasson) is a monument raised on a hill about two kilometers northeast of Bastogne, in the province of Luxembourg (Walloon Region of Belgium). Inaugurated in 1950, it testifies to the gratitude of the Belgian population to the American soldiers who, during the winter of 1944-1945, gave their lives during the Battle of the Bulge to counter the last German offensive of the Second World War. The history of the Mardasson memorial was developed in the book co-written by Michel Francard and Robert Moërynck, Le memorial du Mardasson (Musée de la Parole en Ardenne, 2005), translated into English under the title Le Mémorial du Mardasson à Bastogne (2006)."

French historian Christophe Clement visited a WWI bridge monument and sent the photos. Note his 28th Infantry Division s...
08/13/2021

French historian Christophe Clement visited a WWI bridge monument and sent the photos. Note his 28th Infantry Division shirt. He said, "today from Fismes (Marne) tribute to the 28th Infantry Division." Thank you so much for all you share Sir.

109th Infantry Battalion Trains for Deployment
08/09/2021
109th Infantry Battalion Trains for Deployment

109th Infantry Battalion Trains for Deployment

Members of the 109th Infantry Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, trained on ranges at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, August 6, in preparation for a mission in Egypt in the next year. Completing basic rifle qualification with the M4 is one of the 14 individual tasks and 4 collective tasks to comp...

Photos from 111th Infantry Regiment "Ben Franklins Associators"'s post
08/07/2021

Photos from 111th Infantry Regiment "Ben Franklins Associators"'s post

Photos from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division's post
08/04/2021

Photos from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division's post

Photos from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division's post
08/03/2021

Photos from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division's post

Holding the rank of Wagoner, Harry Edwin Roach was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, after risking his own life w...
08/02/2021

Holding the rank of Wagoner, Harry Edwin Roach was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, after risking his own life while evacuating wounded from Fismes and Fismette while under fire from German artillery, gas, and machine guns on August 10th and 11th, 1918. Harry was an ambulance driver and five ambulances carrying wounded got through safely, one of which he drove.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation:
ROACH, HARRY E.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Roach, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 11, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of ten of the 13 ambulances of his company, Wagoner Roach worked for 48 hours driving through a shell-swept and gas-infested area, thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

Holding the rank of Wagoner, Harry Edwin Roach was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, after risking his own life while evacuating wounded from Fismes and Fismette while under fire from German artillery, gas, and machine guns on August 10th and 11th, 1918. Harry was an ambulance driver and five ambulances carrying wounded got through safely, one of which he drove.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation:
ROACH, HARRY E.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Roach, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 11, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of ten of the 13 ambulances of his company, Wagoner Roach worked for 48 hours driving through a shell-swept and gas-infested area, thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

Leeper Native Promoted to Brigadier General In Army National Guard
07/23/2021
Leeper Native Promoted to Brigadier General In Army National Guard

Leeper Native Promoted to Brigadier General In Army National Guard

LEEPER, Pa. (EYT) - As a recently promoted Brigadier General, Jeff Heasley looks back on his military career with the National Guard and has no doubt in his mind that growing up in Leeper helped him every step along his journey. (Jeff Heasley’s parents, Bob and Esther, do the honor of pinning the

Timeline Photos
07/18/2021

Timeline Photos

ARMY ART FRIDAY - CHAMPAGNE-MARNE #WWI

"Men of Iron," by Don Troiani, National Guard Heritage Series.
The image shows 109th Infantry soldiers in their unit's first combat.
#Armyhistory

The 28th Infantry Division Band honored the Headquarters with a performance at Fort Indiantown Gap July 17. The concert ...
07/17/2021

The 28th Infantry Division Band honored the Headquarters with a performance at Fort Indiantown Gap July 17. The concert band opened and the music performance teams: brass quintet, small ceremonial band, the rock band and the jazz big band followed. Amazing performers and amazing soldiers; all were very impressed with their hard work on and off the stage.

07/17/2021

Join us at Col. Jeffrey Heasley’s promotion ceremony to Brigadier General at Fort Indaintown Gap on July 17. Heasley currently serves as the deputy commanding general, support, 28th Infantry Division.

The 28ID Mess is pleased to present a print by Mr. Larry Selman, that commemorates 28th Infantry Division operations 200...
07/15/2021

The 28ID Mess is pleased to present a print by Mr. Larry Selman, that commemorates 28th Infantry Division operations 2001 to 2021. The unveiling is coming up fast for this September.

For more information go to: https://28id-mess.square.site/
Note: Not accessible on Government systems

The 28ID Mess is pleased to present a print by Mr. Larry Selman, that commemorates 28th Infantry Division operations 2001 to 2021. The unveiling is coming up fast for this September.

For more information go to: https://28id-mess.square.site/
Note: Not accessible on Government systems

07/01/2021

Congratulations to the Regiment’s newest Ranger qualified soldier. SGT Nguyen of Alpha Company excelled in the toughest leadership school in the Army, continuing a tradition of outstanding performance. SGT Nguyen is an Mday soldier and has served his entire career with A/1-111 IN.

If you’re motivated at want to attend Ranger school like SGT Nguyen, reach out to your leadership about attending the Pennsylvania National Guard’s RSAP and earn your chance to wear the coveted Ranger tab.

Photos from 111th Infantry Regiment "Ben Franklins Associators"'s post
07/01/2021

Photos from 111th Infantry Regiment "Ben Franklins Associators"'s post

The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to ser...
06/14/2021

The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. For more on the history of the U.S. Army birthday, click here: https://history.army.mil/html/faq/branches.html

The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. For more on the history of the U.S. Army birthday, click here: https://history.army.mil/html/faq/branches.html

Photos from Pennsylvania Army National Guard Recruiting's post
06/11/2021

Photos from Pennsylvania Army National Guard Recruiting's post

Photos from California University of Pennsylvania Office of Military & Veterans Affairs's post
06/11/2021

Photos from California University of Pennsylvania Office of Military & Veterans Affairs's post

Photos from 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID's post
06/11/2021

Photos from 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th ID's post

Fourteen HHBN soldiers were recognized on May 22 at Fort Indiantown Gap by leadership of the battalion and the 28th Infa...
06/08/2021

Fourteen HHBN soldiers were recognized on May 22 at Fort Indiantown Gap by leadership of the battalion and the 28th Infantry Division for outstanding service in Washington, D.C. following the Jan. 6 incident at the capitol. Maj. Gen. Mark McCormack, division commander, told soldiers assembled for the awards presentation that Operation Capitol Response was complex mission in a complex environment.

“Within 72 hours we had the second-largest footprint and there was a time when we had the largest footprint,” McCormack said of the 28th’s response.

He noted that many of the Iron Division leaders involved in Capitol Response had sharpened their staff operations skillsets at a Warfighter exercise held in November.

“This mission accentuated how important it is to learn and maintain those warfighting functions,” McCormack said.

Two soldiers, Capt. Joshua Shearn and Sgt. Matthew Makowicki, were awarded Army Commendation Medals. Seven soldiers were awarded the Army Achievement Medal; Staff Sgt. Brandon Ferringer, Cpl. Brett Michaels, Spc. Sabrina Bannister, Spc. Nicholas Brown, Spc. Henry Churpin, Spc. Joshua MacKnight and Spc. Bradley Palladino. A certificate of appreciation was presented to Spc. Devin Reese while McCormack presented division coins to Capt. Jay Kaufman, Capt. Matthew Gordon, Master Sgt. Shawn Hargari and Staff Sgt. Grahman Hall. Not all soldiers listed were available for the ceremony.

Photos from Pennsylvania National Guard's post
06/03/2021

Photos from Pennsylvania National Guard's post

Photos from Pennsylvania National Guard's post
05/29/2021

Photos from Pennsylvania National Guard's post

05/23/2021
05/21/2021

Spc. Mikaela Bolker is a signal support systems specialist and served as a UPAR for 1-137th AHB. When she wasn't performing her primary duties or showing off her musical talents (Mikaela Bolker Music), she spotlighted numerous Soldiers, highlighting our different backgrounds and stories.

This month, we will spotlight the Soldiers who were behind the cameras during this deployment and highlight some of the work they did. As unit public affairs representatives (UPAR) they told the stories of our Soldiers and kept the public informed about our operations.

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve - عملية العزم الصلب | Task Force Spartan

The Octavius Medal recognizes members of the Pennsylvania National Guard who distinguish themselves as leaders through c...
05/21/2021

The Octavius Medal recognizes members of the Pennsylvania National Guard who distinguish themselves as leaders through community support and public service. Congratulations Staff Sgt. Long.

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission
05/20/2021
28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission

The 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade formally transferred authority of their mission in the Middle East to the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade during a ceremony here this week.

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission
05/17/2021
28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade formally transferred authority of its mission in the Middle East to the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade.The ceremony included the

05/17/2021

CW2 Joanna Bradshaw is a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot with Alpha Company, 1-137th AHB and served as a UPAR for the battalion. Having served as a public affairs specialist when she was an enlisted Soldier, she provided valuable guidance to AHB UPARs and the brigade public affairs team.

This month, we will spotlight the Soldiers who were behind the cameras during this deployment and highlight some of the work they did. As unit public affairs representatives (UPAR) they told the stories of our Soldiers and kept the public informed about our operations.

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve - عملية العزم الصلب | Task Force Spartan | Ohio National Guard

Photos from 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade's post
05/13/2021

Photos from 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade's post

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The 28th Infantry Division is the oldest division in the armed forces of the United States. The Office of the Chief of Military History certified that General Order No. 1, dated March 12, 1879, officially established the Division.

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Good day and thank you for your service! My uncle was in the 28th in WW II. He passed away a few years ago and I have his "Historical and Pictorial Review" album. Would anyone like to have this? It's in very good shape.
This photo is just a memory from 2004.
I am in touch with the family of ERIC HESS, who served on IPW (Interrogation of Prisoners of War) Team 71 with the 28th Infantry Division. He is 96 and was very proud of his service in WWII. Mr. Hess trained in Military Intelligence at Camp Ritchie, MD. I will be posting stories about his service with the 28th on the page, Ritchie Boys of WWII.
My grandfather served in the 28th division during World War 1. He is buried at the Danville, IL National Cemetery, Danville, IL. I have only three photographs of him in his older years. Is there any way of finding a photo (archives?) of him as a young man while he was in the army/ or in uniform? Looking for some help.
This week I got a great review on my book which contains my great grandfather's manuscript on his experiences in WW1. He was 28th ID. Please check it out!
This week I got a great review on my book which contains my great grandfather's manuscript on his experiences in WW1. He was 28th ID. Please check it out!
I know this is a long shot but my Great Grandfather served in WW2 with the 28th Infantry Division, 112th infantry regiment as a medic. His name was PFC Charles Harold Evans serial number 37486832 Place of casualty Germany29. DOW 05 Nov 1944. the information I'm seeking is what company or battalion was he assigned to.
My Great Grandfather was in the 109th of the 28th Div. (AEF I believe). recently had a professional photographer photograph a Company Photo of his. June 8th 1918 Camp Gordon Atlanta. Enjoy!
My family hid soldiers in the basement in Wiltz, Luxembourg during the battle of the bulge. I am wondering is there is a historical record of who the soldiers might have been, what happened to them?
Can anyone tell me about this coin?
107th FA providing support in Fallujah 2004
This was dropped off at the library I work at. I would like to send it to your organization if you want it. It is in very good condition.