325th AIR "Let's Go!"Commanded by Col. Walter M. Whitman, the 325th Regiment was officially activated as part of the 82nd Division on 25 August 1917 at Camp Gordon, near Atlanta, Georgia. Being a National Army division, the regiment was composed of draftees. The only personnel actually assigned to the regiment were a small cadre charged with the task of preparing for the thousands of draftees who would soon be flooding the camp.
The unit of which the 325th Regiment was a member, the 82nd Division, was comprised of officers and soldiers from what most would consider the "Deep South". This changed a few weeks into the training program. The War Department issued orders instructing the division to send all of its soldiers, minus a 783-man training cadre to other camps. Leaders watched as their soldiers departed to be replaced by soldiers from all regions of the United States. It was noted that the 82nd Division was now made up of soldiers from every state in the union. It is from this fact that the 82nd Division received its nickname "The All American Division" and is represented by the "Double A" patch worn today.
*Approx 2″ height, chrome plated, zinc alloy, enamel paint
*Attaches with 3M adhesive
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