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Pictured above on the steps of the Memorial Armory are the officers and men of Company M of Morris. This photo was taken immediately after the federalization of the National Guard unit and originally published in the Jan. 18, 1951 edition of the Morris Tribune. (Stevens County Historical Society)

Looking Back: Morris' Company M deployed in 1951

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MORRIS -- Company M of the Minnesota 47th Viking Division received their call to service in Korea on Jan. 16, 1951. According to the Morris Tribune, “The 47th Division was alerted for federal service because it was said to be the best prepared National Guard Division in the country and thus considered the most ready for federal service.”

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