COMPANY K 164TH INFANTRY
ORDERED TO DUTY
IN THE PACIFIC THEATER

On March 18, 1942 the members of the Regiment boarded The President Coolidge bound for Australia.  At Melborne, the Regiment changed ships and sailed for 
New Caledonia.
On May 24, 1942
The 164th Infantry Regiment

 (North Dakota National Guard)
along with the 132nd Infantry Regiment (Illinois National Guard)
and the 182nd Infantry Regiment (Massachusetts National Guard)
were organized as the Americal Division.
  This was the only unnumbered division in World War II and the only division to be organized on foreign soil.

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