Activation of 1st Battalion – August 19, 2004

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— 15 Years Ago Today —
Activation ceremony for 1st Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on August 19, 2004. The ceremony was a first step in the reorganization of the Regiment based at Fort Myer, VA.

The 1st Battalion had been active since April 1948. As a result of the inactivation of 2d Battalion in 1957, the 1st Battalion and its headquarters were often referred to as the Regiment. This activation ceremony and realignment, in reality, separated 1st Battalion headquarters and staff from the Regimental headquarters and staff, in preparation for the reactivation of the 4th Battalion (December 2008). Photos by Jeremy Kern, Old Guard Public Affairs.

See all 99 photos of the ceremony here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldguardmuseum/albums/72157710405407807

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