Ohio National Guard News

In their own words:
Integration of the 372nd Infantry

Video by Sgt. 1st Class Josh Mann, Ohio Army National Guard historian

The Ohio National Guard honors African-American/Black History Month:
Lt. Col. Jason Palmer was the commander of the 372nd Infantry Battalion from 1949 to 1959, when the unit was reorganized. Organized in 1881 as the 9th Infantry Battalion, an all-black unit, the battalion was one of two segregated units in the Ohio Army National Guard when integration occurred in July 1954. Today, the 237th Support Battalion perpetuates the lineage of the 372nd Infantry and displays streamers from the unit’s contributions during World War I and II.



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