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The 102nd Infantry Division, "The Ozark Division".

The 102nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army

Harrison commanded Missouri's 102nd Infantry Division, Army Reserve (30,000 combat ready men) until McNamera stripped it down to 1,200 men and sent the rest to Vietnam.

He also brought leaders of business and industry in St. Louis up to Camp McCoy (now Fort McCoy) during the 102nd's summer maneuvers to see how an army operates, where they as visitors stayed in barracks, ate at the mess hall like the soldiers did, and watched 155mm howitzers firing among other activities.


Below: General Dodge (left) visits Camp McCoy to see 102nd's summer exercises under Commanding General William H. Harrison and General Marvin Knoll.

General Dodge had commanded the 8th Armored ETO while General Harrison was serving as assistant to the G-4 commander on Patton's Third Army ETO.