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Western Stories

December 2023
1min read

As editor of The Powder River Journal , the publication of the 91st Infantry Powder River Division Association, I found Oakley Hall’s article quite fascinating. The Powder River has been associated with our outfit ever since 1917, when a first sergeant asked a bunch of recruits where they hailed from. They answered in unison, “From Wyoming!” and then cut loose with a thunderous “Powder River, let ’er buck!” That famous cry sounded across many a battlefield in World War I and through the mountains of Italy during World War II, and it is still being sounded by the oldtimers who attend our division reunions. Members of the present 91st, stationed at Fort Baker, California, continue the Western traditions of the division begun more than seventy years ago.

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