Color image of soldiers from Thirty-fourth Infantry Division in Afghanistan, 2011.

Soldiers from Thirty-fourth Infantry Division in Afghanistan

Soldiers from Thirty-fourth Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, discuss plans to maneuver into Pacha Khak village, Afghanistan, while conducting a dismounted patrol, April 7, 2011. Photograph by the U.S. Army.

Color image of a“Red Bull” in Al Naumyah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, 2006.

“Red Bull” in Al Naumyah, Al Anbar province, Iraq

A soldier in Bravo Co., Second Battalion, 136 Infantry Regiment (2-136) surveys the area in Al Naumyah, Al Anbar province, Iraq during operation Sledgehammer, December 2006. Photograph by the Minnesota National Guard.

Color image of a Red Bull firing squad, 2006.

Red Bull firing squad

A Red Bull firing squad honors one of its own at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, December 2006. The Minnesota Thirty-fourth Division soldier was killed by an IED (improvised explosive device) in Fallujah, Iraq. Photograph by Joe Roos of the Minnesota National Guard.

Color image of our thousand members of the division’s First Brigade Combat Team creating a new “animated” Red Bull emblem at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, just prior to departure for Iraq, March 2006.

“Animated” Red Bull emblem

Four thousand members of the division’s First Brigade Combat Team create a new “animated” Red Bull emblem at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, just prior to departure for Iraq, March 2006. Photograph by the U.S. Army.

Color scan of an invitation to the ceremony on February 10, 1991, that reactivated the Thirty-fourth Division.

Invitation to Thirty-Fourth Division Reactivation Ceremony

Invitation to the ceremony on February 10, 1991, that reactivated the Thirty-fourth Division. The Forty-seventh “Viking” Infantry Division was redesignated as the Thirty-fourth “Red Bull” Infantry Division—exactly 50 years after the Thirty-fourth was activated for what became World War II. The personnel and organizational structure remained the same; only the name and number was changed. Original invitation held by the Minnesota Military Museum.

Black and white photograph of Thirty-fourth Division Infantrymen pausing to celebrate the taking of Bologna, April 1945.

Thirty-fourth Division Infantrymen pause to celebrate the taking of Bologna

Thirty-fourth Division Infantrymen pause to celebrate the taking of Bologna, April 1945. Photograph by the U.S Army.

Black and white photograph of U.S. Army wounded returning from the Rapido Valley, 1944.

Returning wounded from the Rapido Valley

Returning wounded from the Rapido Valley, 1944. Between Jan. 24 to Feb. 19, 1944, 4795 patients passed through the Thirty-fourth Division’s medical clearing station. Photograph by the U.S. Army

Black and white photograph of Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Monastery, 1943.

Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Monastery

Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Monastery, commanding a view of the Rapido Valley and the entrance to the Liri Valley, 1943. Attempts to wrest control from the Germans resulted in 80 percent casualty rates for some of the Thirty-fourth Division’s infantry units. Photograph by the U.S. Army.

Black and white photograph of a Thirty-fourth Infantry Division officer scanning German movements on the approach to Casino, 1944.

Thirty-fourth Infantry Division officer scans German movements on the approach to Casino

From a mountain perch, a Thirty-fourth Infantry Division officer scans German movements on the approach to Cassino, January 1944. Photograph by the U.S. Army.

“The Red Bull in the Winter Line,” painted by by Donna Neary, c.1988.

“The Red Bull in the Winter Line”

“The Red Bull in the Winter Line,” painted by by Donna Neary, c.1988. The painting depicts close-in combat by the First Battalion, 168th Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division, during its five-day assault on Mount Pantano, November 1943. The painting forms part of the National Guard’s Heritage Series at the National Guard Bureau.

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