About 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment
MOTTO: "Remember the Alamo"
Historical documents, records, orders and affidavits, secured through long tedious research in the archives of the Adjutant General's department at Austin and the Historical Section of the War Department, Washington, have proved conclusively that the beginning of the 141st Infantry was Company A, First Regiment, Texas Volunteer Guard, organized in 1836 as the Washington Guards. In 1917 it was reorganized and consolidated to form the 141st Infantry.
It is the only regiment in the Texas National Guard which can, through official records, trace its descent back to the days of the Republic of Texas. Its ancestral unit was the old "Washington Guards," which was organized at old Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, on March 7, 1836. The original muster roll of this old unit, authenticated by its captain, Captain A. B. Chance, is filed in the archives of the State.
Elements of the 141st Infantry Regiment have fought in the Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Cuban Occupation, Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The War on Terrorism. During the First World War the regiment distinguished itself with participation in one of the greatest chapters in its combat history, the Meuse-Argonne campaign. On October 8, 1918, along a line extending four kilometers east to west, the 141st and 142d regiments attacked German positions, resulting in a "substantial gain of ground" for the Allies. During the Second World War the 1st Battalion distinguished itself with valiant fighting in several major battles, staying strong even after heavy losses. During the war the 1st Battalion was given the assignment to clear a ridge deep in the Vosages, but had been cut-off by the Germans, and remained isolated and under heavy assault for several days until the 100th /442nd broke through.
The 3rd Battalion has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and to the Horn of Africa.