The Boal Troop

The Boal Troop (HMIGK)

Location: Boalsburg, PA 16827 Centre County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 46.868', W 77° 47.682'

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The Boal Troop was accepted as a provisional unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the Machine Gun Troop of the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. The troop first served in Texas, protecting the boarder against possible Mexican aggression

In April 1917, as Colonel Boal had predicted, the United States entered World War I. The Boal troop was reconfigured as an infantry unit, Company A of the 107th Machine Gun Battalion, 28th Infantry Division.

The Boal Troop set sail for France in May 1918 with the remainder of the division. The unit fought on the bloody battlefields of the Argonne Forest in the fall of 1918. Twelve of the 172 troops were killed in action in the closing months of the war.
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HM NumberHMIGK
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Placed ByPennsylvania Military Museum - 28th Infantry Division Shrine
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 264171 N 4518219
Decimal Degrees40.78113333, -77.79470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.868', W 77° 47.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 52.08" N, 77° 47' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 Lee Ave, Boalsburg PA 16827, US
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