148th Inf BN

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148th Infantry Regiment

(Sixth Ohio)

 

The History provided on these pages is from the

National Guard of Ohio History

LINEAGE AND HONORS WORSHEET

 

The history of the 148th is long and very distinguished.  The unit has, over the course of its history, 7 Medal of Honor recipients:

 

BAESEL, ALBERT E. Second Lieutenant WWI

CICCHETTI, JOSEPH J. Private First Class WWII

ROTIAK, ANTHONY L. Private First Class WWII

REESE, JOHN N., JR. Private First Class WWII

RODRIGUEZ, CLETO Technical Sergeant WWII

VIALE, ROBERT M. Second Lieutenant WWII

YOUNG, RODGER W. Private WWII

 

The stories of how these brave men came to be awarded our Nation’s highest honor is available under the tab “Medal of Honor Recipients” under the History tab.

ORGANIZATION HISTORY

Organized from Companies in South-Central Ohio as the 2d Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and mustered into Federal service 23 June 1846 at Camp Washington, Ohio; mustered out of Federal service 23 June 1847 at New Orleans, Louisiana[1]

 

Reorganized and mustered into Federal service 1 September 1847 at Camp Wool, Ohio; mustered out of Federal service 26 July 1848 at Cincinnati[2]

 

Reorganized 1855-1861 as independent companies in Ohio

 

Consolidated in April 1861 and reorganized at Camp Jackson, Ohio as the 3d and 4th Regiments, Ohio Volunteer Infantry[3]

 

Mustered into Federal service 27 April and 2 May 1861, respectively, for three months; reorganized and mustered into Federal service 12 June and 4 June 1861, respectively at Camp Dennison, Ohio[4]

 

3d Regiment mustered out of Federal service 23 June 1864 at Cincinnati; 4th Regiment reorganized in June 1864 as the 4th Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 12 July 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana[5]

 

Reorganized 1870-1877 as independent companies in southern and south-central Ohio[6]

 

Companies consolidated in 1876-1877 and reorganized in the Ohio National Guard as the 5th, 6th and 14th Infantry Regiments[7]

 

Reorganized  27 July 1878 as the 6th and 14th Infantry Regiments [8]

 

6th and 14th Infantry Regiments consolidated 14 June 1890; consolidated unit designated as the 14th Infantry Regiment[9]

 

Mustered into Federal service 9 May 1898 at Camp Bushnell, Ohio as the 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry[10]; mustered out of Federal service 20 January 1899 at Columbus and resumed state status as the 14th Infantry

 

Disbanded 14 April 1899[11]

 

Reorganized 14 July 1899 in the Ohio National Guard as the 4th Infantry Regiment[12]

 

Mustered into Federal service 11 July 1916 at Camp Willis, Ohio; mustered out of Federal service 3 March 1917 at Fort Wayne, Michigan

 

Called into Federal service 15 July 1917; Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917[13]

 

Reorganized and redesignated 20 August 1917 as the 166th Infantry, and assigned to the 42d Division[14]

 

Demobilized 17 May 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio

 

Elements of the former 4th Infantry Regiment consolidated with elements of the former 7th Infantry Regiment (see ANNEX 1) and reorganized 21 May 1920 in the Ohio National Guard as the 4th Infantry Regiment, with Headquarters Federally recognized at Columbus

 

Redesignated 1 July 1921 as the 166th Infantry, and assigned to the 37th Division[15]

 

Inducted into Federal service 15 October 1940 at home stations[16]

 

Relieved 1 February 1942 from assignment to the 37th Division[17]

 

Regiment (less 2d and 3d Battalions) inactivated 1 February 1944 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (2d Battalion inactivated 22 February 1944 at Camp Hood, Texas; 3d Battalion inactivated 12 February 1945 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma)[18]

 

166th Infantry reorganized and Federally recognized 11 November 1946 in the Ohio National Guard with Headquarters at Columbus

 

Reorganized 1 September 1959 as a parent Regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 37th Infantry Division[19]

 

Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 37th Infantry Division[20]

 

Reorganized 15 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division[21]

 

Reorganized 1 March 1977 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 73d Infantry Brigade[22]

 

Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

 

Consolidated 1 September 1992 with the 148th Infantry (see ANNEX 2); consolidated unit designated as the 148th Infantry to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 73d Infantry Brigade; concurrently, location of Headquarters changed to Lima[23]

 

(73d Infantry Brigade redesignated 6 September 1992 as the 37th Infantry Brigade)[24]

 

Reorganized 1 September 1993 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division[25]

 

Reorganized 1 September 1994 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division[26]

 

Ordered into active Federal service 6-15 October 2001 at home stations; released from active Federal service 5-14 October 2002 and reverted to state control[27]

 

Ordered into active Federal service 5 July 2004 at home stations[28]

 

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 148th Infantry Regiment, to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division

 

Released from active Federal service 1 November 2005 and reverted to state control[29]

 

Reorganized 1 September 2007 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; concurrently, location of Headquarters changed to Walbridge[30]

 

Ordered into active Federal service 2 January 2008 at home stations; released from active Federal service 9 January 2009 and reverted to state control[31]

 

Ordered into active Federal service 11 September – 15 October 2011 at home stations; released from active Federal service 14 October – 17 November 2012 and reverted to state control [32]

 

ANNEX 1

Organized 25 October 1877 in the Ohio National Guard from independent companies in Southern and Southeastern Ohio as the 17th Infantry Regiment with Headquarters at Zanesville[33]

 

Mustered into Federal service 13-30 May 1898 at Camp Bushnell, Ohio, as the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 6 November 1898 at Columbus and resumed state status as the 17th Infantry[34]

 

Disbanded 14 April 1899[35]

 

Reorganized 6 November 1899 as the 7th Separate Battalion with Headquarters in Ironton[36]

 

Expanded, reorganized and redesignated 20 June 1901 as the 7th Infantry Regiment[37]

 

Reorganized 16 December 1914 as independent companies in southern and southeastern Ohio; reorganized 18 June 1915 as the 7th Infantry Regiment[38]

 

Called into Federal service 15 July 1917; Drafted into Federal Service 5 August 1917[39]

 

Regiment broken up 15 September 1917 with its elements redesignated as units in the 37th Division; 37th Division demobilized 23 June 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio[40]

 

ANNEX 2

 

Organized 14 September 1877 in the Ohio National Guard from existing units in Northwestern Ohio as the 16th Infantry Regiment, with Headquarters at Toledo[41]

 

Mustered into Federal service 12 May-2 July 1898 at Camp Bushnell, Ohio as the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; mustered out 12 May 1899 at Camp Mackenzie, Augusta, Georgia and resumed state status as the 16th Infantry[42]

 

Redesignated 20 September 1899 as the 6th Infantry Regiment[43]

 

Mustered into Federal service 19 June 1916 at Camp Willis, Ohio; Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

 

Reorganized and redesignated 25 September 1917 as the 147th Infantry, an element of the 37th Division[44]

 

Consolidated 25 October 1917 with the 1st Infantry Regiment, Ohio National Guard; consolidated unit designated as the 147th Infantry

 

Demobilized 19 April 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio

 

Elements of the former 6th Infantry Regiment consolidated with elements of the former 2d Infantry Regiment (see ANNEX 3) and consolidated unit reorganized in the Ohio National Guard during 1919-1920 as the 2d Infantry Regiment; Headquarters federally recognized 23 March 1921 at Toledo[45]

 

Redesignated 1 July 1921 as the 148th Infantry, and element of the 37th Division[46]

 

(Location of headquarters changed 1 December 1937 to Columbus)[47]

 

Inducted into Federal service 15 October 1940 at home stations[48]

 

(37th Division redesignated 1 February 1942 as the 37th Infantry Division)[49]

 

Inactivated 5-18 December 1945 at Camp Anza, California

 

Reorganized and federally recognized 20 November 1946 in the Ohio National Guard with Headquarters at Toledo

 

Ordered into active military service 15 January 1952 at home stations[50]

 

(148th Infantry [NGUS] organized and federally recognized 15 January 1954 with Headquarters in Toledo)[51]

 

148th Infantry released from active military service 15 June 1954 and reverted to State control; concurrently, Federal recognition withdrawn from 148th Infantry (NGUS)[52]

 

Reorganized 1 September 1959 as the 148th Infantry, a parent Regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st and 2d Battle Groups, elements of the 37th Infantry Division[53]

 

Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, 148th Infantry, elements of the 37th Infantry Division[54]

 

Reorganized 15 November 1965 to consist of the 1st Battalion and the 2d Battalion, an element of the 37th Infantry Division[55]

 

Reorganized 15 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division; concurrently, location of Headquarters changed to Lima[56]

 

Reorganized 1 March 1977 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 73d Infantry Brigade[57]

 

Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

 

ANNEX 3

 

Organized July 6, 1876 in the Ohio National Guard from independent companies in West-Central Ohio as the 11th Infantry Regiment with Headquarters at Findlay[58]

 

Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1883 as the 2d Infantry Regiment; concurrently, location of Headquarters changed to Kenton[59]

 

Mustered into Federal service 10 May 1898 at Camp Bushnell, Ohio as the 2d Ohio Volunteer Infantry[60]; mustered out of Federal service 10 February 1899 at Macon, Georgia and reorganized in the Ohio National Guard as the 2d Infantry

 

Disbanded 14 April 1899[61]

 

Reorganized 13 November 1899 in the Ohio National Guard as the 2d Infantry Regiment[62]

 

Mustered into Federal service 19 June 1916 at Camp Willis, Ohio; mustered out of Federal service 24 March 1917 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois

 

Called into Federal service 15 July 1917; Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917[63]

 

Regiment broken up 15 September 1917 with its elements redesignated as units in the 37th Division; 37th Division demobilized 23 June 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio[64]

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

 

Mexican War

Buena Vista

 

Civil War

Antietam

Fredericksburg

Murfreesborough

Chancellorsville

Gettysburg

Wilderness

Spotsylvania

Cold Harbor

Petersburg

Virginia 1861[65]

Kentucky 1862[66]

 

War With Spain

Puerto Rico

 

World War I[67]

Ypres-Lys

Champagne-Marne

Aisne-Marne

St. Mihiel

Meuse-Argonne

Lorraine 1918

Champaigne 1918

 

World War II

Northern Solomons[68]

Luzon (with arrowhead)[69]

 

War on Terrorism

Global War on Terrorism[70]

 

(Additional campaigns to be determined)

 

Headquarters Company (Walbridge), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

World War II

Normandy[71]

Northern France[72]

Rhineland[73]

Ardennes-Alsace[74]

Central Europe[75]

 

War on Terrorism

Afghanistan:

Consolidation I[76]

 

Company A (Walbridge), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

War on Terrorism

Iraq:

Transition of Iraq[77]

Iraqi Governance[78]

National Resolution[79]

 

Company B (Bowling Green), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

World War II[80]

Northern Solomons (with arrowhead)

 

War on Terrorism[81]

            Iraq:

National Resolution

Iraqi Surge

 

Company C (Tiffin), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

War on Terrorism

Iraq:

Iraqi Governance [82]

National Resolution

 

Company D (Sandusky), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

World War II

Philippine Islands[83]

 

 

DECORATIONS

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LUZON[84]

 

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012[85]

 

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005[86]

 

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945[87]

 

 

Company A (Walbridge), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered: IRAQ 2004-2005[88]

 

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered:       IRAQ 2004[89]

 

Company B (Bowling Green), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered         BOUGAINVILLE[90]

 

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ OCT 2006 – AUG 2007[91]

 

Company C (Tiffin), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered: IRAQ 2004-2005[92]

 

Company D (Sandusky), 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LUZON      1941-42[93]

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DEFENSE            OF THE PHILIPPINES[94]

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BATAAN[95]

 

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN NOV 2011-AUG 2012[96]

 

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered: 7  DECEMBER 1941 TO 10 MAY 1942[97]

 

[1] Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War with Mexico, 1846-1848,  Adjutant General’s Department

[2] Ibid

[3] Official Roster of Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion. Twelve Volumes. Werner Company. Akron. Ohio. 1886-95.

[4] Ibid

[5] Ibid; Kepler, William. History of the three months’ and three years’ service from April 16th, 1861 to June 22d, 1864, of the Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the war for the Union. Cleveland, Ohio: Leader Printing Co., 1886. p. 183.

[6] TAG Ohio Annual Reports

[7] TAG Ohio Annual Report, 1876 & 1877

[8] TAG Ohio Annual Report, 1878

 

[9] TAG Ohio Annual Report, 1890

 

[10] TAGOH GO 11, 1898

 

[11] TAGOH GO 5 & 6, 1899

[12] TAGOH SO 114, 1899

[13] TAGOH GO 20, 1917

[14] Inst., H.E.D. August 1917 – Muster Rolls and Returns

[15] TAGOH GO 15, 1921

[16] Executive Order # 8551

[17] AG 320.2 (1-12-42) MR-M-C dated 16 JAN 1942

[18] 320.S/T. from Field Artillery School, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, dated 3 February 1944;  HQ Tank Destroyer Center, Camp Hood, Texas, dated 25 February 1944; GNRFS-322, Field Artillery School, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, dated 12 February 1945.

[19] OA 96-59

[20] OA 50-63

[21] OA 12-68

[22] OA 27-77

[23] OA 134-92, CC1

 

[24] OA 124-92

[25] OA 28-93

[26] OA 139-94

[27] DA MOB 007-02 & 017-02; DA DEMOB 028-02

[28] DAMO 606-04

[29] DA DEMOB 170-06

[30] OA 22-07, CC2

[31] DAMO 1333-07; DA AMEND 1410-08; DA DEMOB 276-09

 

[32] DAMO 1711-10; AMEND 1875-11; DA DEMOB 391-13;  DA DEMOB 396-13.

[33] TAGOH SO 188, 1877

[34] TAGOH GO 11, 1898

[35] TAGOH GO 5 & 6, 1899

[36] TAGOH SO 283, 1899

[37] TAGOH SO 210, 1901

 

[38] TAGOH SO 256, 1914; TAGOH SO 113, 1915.

[39] TAGOH GO 20, 1917

[40] HQ, 37 DIV SO 59, 1917

[41] TAGOH SO 187, 1877

[42] TAGOH GO 11, 1898

[43] TAGOH SO 214, 1899

[44] HQ, 37 DIV SO 59, 1917

 

[45] In the same manner as was presented for the consolidation of the 5th and 8th Ohio in the 145th Armored Regiment lineage, it is presented that a geographical area that prior to World War I recruited two regiments, was now a single regiment area post war. Hq Co, Toledo (Hq. Co, 6th); Svc. Co, Toledo (Svc. Co, 6th); How. Co, Defiance (Co G, 6th); Hq. Co., 1st Bn, Clyde (Co. I, 6th); Co. A, Paulding (Co. B, 2d); Co. B, Fremont (Co. K, 6th); Co. C, Findlay (Co. A, 2d); Co. D, Oak Harbor (Co. M, 6th); Hq. Co, 2d Bn, Spencerville (Co. F, 2d); Co. E, Kenton (Co. I, 2d); Co. G, Lima (Co. C, 2d); Co H, Ada (Co. G, 2d); Co. K, St. Marys (Co. K, 2d); Co. L, Napoleon (Co. F, 6th).

 

[46] TAGOH GO 15, 1921

[47] TAGOH SO 335, 1937

[48] Executive Order # 8551

 

[49] 37th Division General Order 2, 1942.

[50] DA MESSAGE 21286 & Active Army Service Order No. 21 AIABC-O 325.452, HQ, Second Army, 14 DEC 1951

[51] NGB AROTO – 9 FEB 1954

[52] NGB AROTO – 27 MAY 1954

[53] OA 96-59

[54] OA 50-63

[55] AGO, Ohio, GO 31, 15 November 1965.

[56] OA 12-68

[57] OA 27-77

[58] TAG Ohio Special Order 71, 6 July 1876; Cleveland Plain Dealer. Official History of the Ohio National Guard and Ohio Volunteers in the War With Spain. Cleveland: Cleveland Plain Dealer Publishing Co., 1901, Part II, p.3.

 

[59] Cleveland Plain Dealer. Official History of the Ohio National Guard and Ohio Volunteers in the War With Spain. Cleveland: Cleveland Plain Dealer Publishing Co., 1901, Part II, p. 3.

 

[60] TAGOH GO 11, 1898

 

[61] TAGOH GO 5 & 6, 1899

[62] TAGOH SO 294, 1899

[63] TAGOH GO 20, 1917

[64] HQ, 37 DIV SO 59, 1917

[65] Both the 3d and 4th Ohio participated in McClellan’s Western Virginia campaign of June-July 1861, to include the Battle of Rich Mountain.

[66] The 3d Ohio was active in the pursuit of Bragg  in Kentucky from August-October 1862, to include the Battle of Perryville.

[67] WDGO 41, 1922

[68] WDGO 12, 1946

[69] WDGO 12, 1946 & WDGO 109, 1946

[70] HRC PO 278-06, 2009

[71] WDGO 102, 1945; Cited to Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Battalion

[72] WDGO 103, 1945; Cited to Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Battalion

[73] DAGO 37, 1950; Cited to Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Battalion

[74] DAGO 63, 1948; Cited to Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Battalion

[75] WDGO 116, 1945; Cited to Headquarters Battery, 174th Field Artillery Battalion

 

[76] HRC PO 015-48, 2010; Cited to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 416th Engineer Group

[77] DA, HRC Permanent Order 081-01, 22 March 2011; cited to Company C, 216th Engineer Battalion.

[78] Ibid; HRC PO 079-78 CC, 2008; Cited to Headquarters Company, 612th Engineer Battalion.

 

[79] HRC PO 079-78 CC, 2008; Cited to Headquarters Company, 612th Engineer Battalion.

[80] WDGO 12, 1946 & WDGO 109, 1946; Cited to Company L, 148th Infantry

 

[81] HRC PO 260-02, 2009, CC

[82] HRC PO 079-78 CC, 2008; Cited to Company B, 612th Engineer Battalion

[83] WDGO 12, 1946; Cited to Company C, 192d Tank Battalion

[84] WDGO 34, 1946

[85] US Army HRC 303-01, 29 October 2012.

[86] AAMH-FPO, 30 December 2009.

[87] DAGO 47, 1950

[88] HRC PO 071-05, 2008; Cited to Headquarters Company, 612th Engineer Battalion

[89] MNFI PO 095-002, 2005; Cited to Company C, 216th Engineer Battalion

[90] WDGO 40, 1944; Cited to Company F, 148th Infantry

 

[91] HRC PO 336-21, 2009; Cited to Company B, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment

[92] HRC PO 071-05, 2008; Cited to Company B, 612th Engineer Battalion

[93] WDGO 22, 1942 & DAGO 46, 1948; Cited to Company C, 192d Tank Battalion

 

[94] WDGO 14, 1942; Cited to Company C, 192d Tank Battalion

[95] Ibid

[96] 109-10.

[97] DAGO 47, 1950; Cited to Company C, 192d Tank Battalion