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78th Infantry Division (United States)

Summary
The 78th Training Division (Operations) ("Lightning") is a unit of the United States Army which served in World War I and World War II as the 78th Infantry Division, and currently trains and evaluates units of the United States Army Reserve for deployment. Lineage *Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 78th Division *Organized 23 August 1917 at Camp Dix, New Jersey *Demobilized 9 July 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey *Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters, 78th Division *Organized in November 1921 in Newark, New Jersey *Redesignated 20 February 1942 as Division Headquarters, 78th Division *Ordered into active military service on 15 August 1942 and reorganized at Camp Butner, North Carolina; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters, 78th Infantry Division *Inactivated 22 May 1946 in Germany *Activated 1 November 1946 at Newark, New Jersey *(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized R
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