The 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard returning to Philadelphia from serving in Europe. The 28th Division is the oldest, continually serving division in the United States Army. Because of their courageous fighting during World War I, General Pershing gave the 28th the nickname, the “Iron Division.” Additionally, it is one of the most decorated infantry divisions in the U.S. Army.
The 28th Division Returns, WWI
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