Company G, 13th Reg. N.G.P.
On Feb. 1, 1914, the non-commissioned officers of Company G, 13th Reg. N.G.P., East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, posed for a photographer, whose name was given only as Knox.
Five days later, the photo appeared on the front page of The Morning Press, the local newspaper of the time. The soldiers were not identified.
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A glimpse at some of the historical events involving Company G:
• May 22, 1914: More than 200 guests attend the “very pretty dance” at the military opening of the new armory in East Stroudsburg. Members of Company G, who attended the event, wore full-dress uniforms, and the women were dressed in “very elaborate gowns,” The Morning Press reported.
• Aug. 14, 1916: For the first time in its short history of three years, troops from Company G left town under a different commander other than Capt. George A. Dunning, its founder and head. Dunning’s commission had expired at midnight. He had been was disqualified by “the stern regular army surgeons because of his light weight in proportion to his height,” according to the daily newspaper.
• July 9, 1925: The “boys” of Company G, 109th Infantry, were busy at the armory on Washington Street in East Stroudsburg, preparing for their annual training at Mount Gretna in Lebanon County.
• May 1, 1928: The final drill of Company G was held in the “Old Armory” when roll was called and the troops went to work moving equipment to storage. A contractor would soon start tearing down the old building to make the site ready for the construction of a new building. By fall, the new armory would be ready for “the company to march into their fine new home,” The Morning Press reported.
• March 7, 1940: Pvt. Nelson Berger of Company G, 109th Infantry, was presented with an award during the regular drill session at the East Stroudsburg Armory for his fine representation of the company at the first 109th indoor field meeting held in Scranton.
• April 6, 1940: Monroe County’s own Company G, 109th Infantry displayed its well-ordered fighting force at the East Stroudsburg Armory during an impressive Army Day celebration, which coincided with a nationwide display of armed forces.
• May 5, 1946: During a meeting of the Society of the 28th Division at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cmdr. Howard Mount went on record in favor of the formation of a new Company G. Members were also anxious about some kitchen equipment that was missing from the armory.
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