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    Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed this armory at 3620 Main StreeNote the Engineer emblems on each side of the doorway.

    This armory was at 1713-1715 Main Street

    This was home to the 242nd Engine23 East Pershing Road

    Armory at 25 East Pershing Road Armory at 1528 Oak Street

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

    Historic Kansas City Armories

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    World War I The Great War

    and the 110th Engineers

    The photos you see below came from thispictorial history of the 35th Division.

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive Jefferson City MO 65101 Phone: 573-638-9603 Email: ngmo pao@us armymil

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

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    World War I The Great War

    and the 140th Infantry

    The 140th Infantry was formed by joiningthe old Missouri 3rd and 6th Infantry

    Regiments. The 3rd had been a Kansas City

    based regiment since 1886. The 140thserved with distinction during the war.

    After the war a unit history titled

    From Doniphan to Verdunwas published from which these

    images were taken.

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

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    Photographs from the 1939 Missouri National Guard YearbooThis book is an excellent resource for genealogists and unit histo

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    The 110th Engineers training tor thecoming war at Camp Robinson,

    Arkansas.

    The 110th trained at CampRobinson until separated from

    the 35th Division and sent toCalifornia where they would

    embark on their journeyaround the Pacific Ocean.

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    Missouri State Guard

    During WWII, the Missouri State Guard took over the role of the Missouri NationalGuard during its deployment. The Missouri Sate Guard was made up of men who

    were too young or old to join the military. Others were classified as 4F, or physicallyineligible for service. In many cases this was not too great a disadvantage for themto serve in the State Guard. For example, CPT Merle Chiles had asthma and served.CPT Chiles was also crucial to the war effort as a civilian as well with his work in the

    manufacture of bomb sights

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

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    110th Engineers 1952 AT at Camp Ripley

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    242nd Engineer Battalion

    The 242nd was the first African American Missouri National Guard unitsince 1887. The last known African American Kansas City unit was the

    Jordan Rifles commanded by CPT Louis Tompkins

    242nd Engineers at the first Armed Forces Day Parade.242nd Soldiers are seen here demonstrating

    communications equipment.

    Photo of 242nd Soldiers in choline at the Municipal Auditoriu

    during the 1951 floods.

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

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    Notable persons who have served in theMilitia or National Guard from Kansas City:

    Unfortunately, no known image of David Waldoexists. He is worth mentioning here for his service in

    the Missouri Militia. Waldo offered his services tothe state in1846 and was elected Captain of Company

    A, Missouri Mounted Volunteers. His company

    served with COL Alexander Doniphan during the war.After the war, Waldo entered various business

    ventures and became wealthy. Part of the businessdistrict in Kansas City today bears his name.

    George Caleb Bingham was elected Capta

    a Home Guard unit and later was CaptainCompany C, Van Horns Battalion of CavaIn 1875 he was appointed Adjutant Gene

    and served for two years. Bingham is most n

    his paintings. Two of which are Order Numbe

    Fur Traders Descending the Missouri

    Ernest Hemingway joined the Missouri Home Guard on 25March, 1918 after he failed the vision exam to enter the Army.The Home Guard was created to serve as a defense force in

    Missouri while the National Guard was deployed for World War

    I. He volunteered in August with the Red Cross AmbulanceCorps and served on the Italian front. On 8 July, 1918,

    Hemingway was severely wounded delivering supplies toSoldiers. He was wounded by an Austrian mortar shell that leftfragments in his legs and was also hit with machine-gun fire.

    Hemingway was later awarded a medal by the Italiangovernment for rescuing an American Soldier who had also

    been wounded the same time he was. Despite his owninjuries, Hemingway was able to drag himself and the Soldierto safety. Hemingway went on to write many novels and otherworks of literature like A Farewell To Arms, For Whom The

    Bell Tolls, and The Old Man And The Sea.

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

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    A sampling of units that have been in Kansas City since the 1960s.

    Kansas City has hosted several units fromEngineers to Medical in its long history of service to the state and nation.

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

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    Deployment ceremony of the 110th Engineersat Kauffman Stadium in 2005

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    KFOR 10

    Kansas City and the Missouri National Guards largest mobilization since World Wa

    The 110th Engineers have a new designation and a new patch.

    Departure and ceremony at the Kansas City Armory in 2008

    Museum of Missouri Military History 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Phone: 573-638-9603. Email: ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

    CSM Lederle and BG Larry Kay exchanging the patch of the 110th ENfor the new 110th MEB in a ceremony held at the Kansas City Armory.

    Patch for the110th Maneuver Enhancemen

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    The Kansas City Armory

    was dedicated 29 September, 1973. The Armowas intended to house nine units when firs

    opened.

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