33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team "Golden Cross"
After a year of reorganization and hard work, Illinois has it's own separate modular Infantry Brigade on-line. Most of the units existed prior to the re-org and some have lineage going past the Civil War to the Blackhawk War where Abe Lincoln fought in the 2-130 Infantry Battalion as a Militia Captain. We share the Patch and history of the 33rd Division which fought in WWI and in the Pacific in WWII. I serve the 1-178 Infantry Battalion which was an historic Black regiment from Bronzeville in Chicago which had to fight alongside the French in WWI because Pershing did not want them. They then fought their way up the boot in Italy in WWII. We fought for old man Daley in Grant Park in 68'.