Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From Our Friend, :Lee R. Christensen

KATHY:   I plan to send you the WW2 diary entries I’ve been promising for the last 4 months before I “break” the wild mustangs my daughter Tracy has corralled for me.     From my guest computer  I can read my Seattle e mails but not send.  The diary will come to you by mail.   lee
: spring break

I’m off to West Valley Yakima to enjoy some month of May cowboy activities.  Photo attached. 


Lee R. Christensen's  Photos and Stories From Mt. Pleasant


Crest of the 222nd Field Artillery Reg Utah National Guard



KATHY:   This is the crest of the 222 F A Reg Utah national guard  of which Btry D Mt Pleasant was a part .  My memory and my resources are all a bit confused as to our crest after few  were federalized March 1941.  It was definitely not the crest (if they had one) of Btry A 204th FA bn which is what the Mt Pleasant unit became.   It was this crest that gave us the name of Mormon Bn and also sheepherder.  I think the soldier is a replica of the statue on the Capital grounds.

 If there are any Btry D 222nd FA vets still around  (I think I may be the last one)  they can claim service with the Mormon Battalion.   Pre WW2 while  still a Utah National Guard unit  the 222nd FA regiment was called the Mormon Battalion.  Our regimental crest was a Mormon battalion soldier on a shield.  Other outfits call it the “sheepherder”.  When we were federalized we had to use a nationally recognized crest. 

   Henry Weeks Sanderson of Fairview Mormon Bn and I would guess some  Allreds  from Spring  City were.    lee



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