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New Hampshire Army National Guard
Seal of the Army National Guard
Active 1680
Country  United States
Allegiance  New Hampshire
Branch Army National Guard
New Hampshire Department of Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management
Part of New Hampshire National Guard
Garrison/HQ Concord, NH
Brigadier General Craig Bennett[1]

The New Hampshire Army National Guard was created in 1680 by New Hampshire governor John Cutt.


During World War II the New Hampshire Army National Guardsmen fought in the European and Pacific theaters.

During the Vietnam War (1965-1973), the 3/197 Field Artillery (FA) "New Hampshire's Finest" served in Ap Phu Loi, South Vietnam, providing FA Forward Observer Teams and Artillery Liaison Teams in the II Field Force Area.[2]

In 1991, the 744 Transportation Company (T.C.) was deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq during the Gulf War. The 744 T.C., 6th Transportation Battalion, 2nd Corps Support Command, COSCOM, VII Corps, US Army, was awarded the U.S. Army Meritorious Unit Commendation for their service in the Gulf War. Captain Timothy Ainsworth was the 744 T.C. Commander.[3][4]

In 1995 the New Hampshire Army National Guard deployed to Bosnia to support Operation Joint Endeavor. In 1999 they deployed to the Central American republic of Honduras.[5]

From 2004-2005, the 744 T.C. ran missions out of LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq, during the Iraq War. Sgt. Jeremiah Holmes was killed in action by the enemy south of LSA Anaconda on March 29, 2004. Captain Mary Bergner was the 744 T.C. Commander.[6] The 2nd Battalion 197th Artillery deployed in 2004-2005 to Iraq, serving as an MP unit, in the cities of Tikrit, Mosul, and Baqubah.

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