History detachment welcomed home by National Guard
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The story of the 101st Airborne Divisions’ mission in Afghanistan has been captured for history by the Missouri National Guard’s four-member 13th Military History Detachment.
The unit received a welcome home ceremony Friday at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
The detachment analyzed activities and collected data and historical information, which was sent to the U.S. Army Center for Military History.
While deployed, they re-engineered how they collect history. The unit conducted more than 500 individual interviews and collected more than three terabytes of historical information, which is triple what any previous Military History Detachment had accomplished.
The 135th Military History Detachment was created in the 1980s, making Missouri one of the first states to receive such a unit.