Sunday, January 27, 2019

Honorary "Colonel" Mary Pickford -- January 27, 2019

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919
The 143rd Field Artillery was part of the 40th Division, known as the Sunshine Division. Mary Pickford served as their "godmother." Buster Keaton was a member of the Sunshine Division's 159th Infantry Regiment.

This shoulder patch was worn by a member of the Sunshine Division during World War II. The name "Sunshine Division" refers to the division's original home in sunny Southern California. The 159th Infantry Regiment of the California National Guard has been inactive since 2000. The 40th Infantry Division is still active as part of the California National Guard.

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