The 180th Infantry was organized and federally recognized on 15 September 1952 with headquarters at Holdenville. After 429 days of combat it was released from active federal service 30 April 1954 and reverted to state control. One of the most significant actions was the assault on Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hills. The 45th Infantry Division was holding the right flank of the I Corps' line in west-central Korea, facing the 39th Army of the Chinese 13th Field Army. In order to take the high ground in front of the division's main line of resistance the division developed a plan to seize a dozen forward hills, stretching from northeast to southwest.
The last two in the southwest, Pork Chop and Old Baldy (Hill 266), were held by the Chinese 116th Division. On 6 and 7 June, the 180th Infantry advanced on the six southern hills. Company I of the 180th took Pork Chop after a one-hour firefight and immediately fortified the position. The Chinese 346th, 347th and 348th regiments counterattacked over the next several days, but I Company, with artillery support, held off the human wave counter assaults. In two further reorganizations, the 180th Regiment was reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of 1st and 2nd Battle Groups, on 1 May 1959 and again on 1 April 1963 to consist of 1st and 2nd Battalions.It was again reorganized on 1 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, a non-divisional unit of the 45th Infantry Brigade, with the 45th Division being reorganized as the 45th Infantry and Field Artillery Brigades and 90th Troop Command. In 1973, the 180th was one of many Guard units activated to quell a major prison riot at McAlester State Prison. In the late 1970s-early 1980s, 2nd Battalion, 180th Infantry was the first TOW Light Anti-Tank (TLAT) jeep-mounted TOW missile battalion of four formed in the ARNG. That was manufactured during the Korean War for the Oklahoma Army National Guard. This is a vintage Oklahoma state flag. This piece was manufactured by the Valley Forge flag Company Between 1949 to 1953. This flag is cotton with a heavy canvas bunting. This piece is 3ft by 5ft and is printed flag with light There is staining on this flag with 2 holes from being displayed in barracks during the Korean War. These are shown in the pictures above. HISTORY OF VALLEY FORGE AS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR. Founded in 1882, Valley Forge Flag Company, Inc.
Remains to this day a family-run business. Flags, the company has evolved and grown through four generations. During the Depression Era, the company opened its first small sewing factory in Spring City, Pennsylvania to meet the increasing demand for U.
Flags, giving a formal beginning to the Valley Forge Flag brand. World War II brought an unprecedented demand for U. Military and other government contracts soon became the Companys core business and remains a strategically important part of that business today. LETS INVESTIGATE THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THIS PIECE. This flag is more than just an Oklahoma State Ensign, this is a true piece of United States history.Without the word of mouth history that this flag was flown by the Oklahoma Army National Guard lets look at the flags tangible evidence for this piece. This flags tag doesnt have a Zip Code. Zip Codes were introduced in 1963. That would put this flag prior to 1962.
That puts this flag within 20 year period from WW2 through 1962. The Valley Forge Flag Company didnt start start manufacturing flags under that name until 1942. This was at the same time period that Oklahoma added the state name to fight illiteracy.Valley Forge stamped their flags at this period. This label seen on the flag was introduced in 1949. Thus this flag can be pegged between 1949 and 1962. That puts this flag in a smaller period of production between of 13 years. The Valley Forge flag company is a US government and US Military contractor. Their contracts with the U. Government includes the manufacture of Government Services Administration flags, Veterans Administration flags, and Military Flags. They have held these contracts from WW2 through today. The headers of GSA flags that are on US Military contract pieces are very heavy, just like this piece. Valley Forge changed their label on Best after 1951 to this label. This label was changed to a Pioneer from Best in 1955. This puts this US GSA Military contract flag from 1951 to 1955. That puts this as a Oklahoma National Guard Military contract flag from the Korean War era. The tangible evidence shows that this flag truly fits the word of mouth providence given with this piece and by physical evidence this piece truly was used by the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Thank you for your interest on this Amazing Korean War Oklahoma Army National Guard flag from the Korean War. The item "KOREAN WAR 1941 DESIGN OKLAHOMA STATE FLAG VALLEY FORGE 180th INFANTRY REGT" is in sale since Thursday, June 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items".
The seller is "littlebelleblue" and is located in Chesnee, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.