December 15, This day during the Korean War

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December 15, 1950 – The Army orders the National Guard’s 31st Infantry Division from Alabama and Mississippi and the 47th Infantry Division from Minnesota and North Dakota to active duty by Jan. 16. The 31st ID is the best manned of the nation’s 27 Guard divisions with 12,000 soldiers. The 47th has 9,000 soldiers. It is a move to bring the number of active divisions from the current 15, four of which are Guard units, to 18 in early 1951. When the Korean War broke out in 1950, small units and individual leaders were sent to Korea as replacements from the activated 31st Infantry Division (“Dixie”). No units were deployed, but individuals representing three-fourths of the authorized strength were sent to either Korea or Japan. The 31st Infantry Division was transferred to Fort Carson, Colorado in February 1954 from Camp Atterbury. The 31st Division as an active service formation was…

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