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Record Group Number: 000171
Series/Collection Number: .S 1420
Creator: Florida State Guard.
Title, Dates: Roster, 1941-1951.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     In 1941, the Florida Legislature created Florida Defense Force, an organized military force to replace the Florida National Guard if it went into active federal service (Chapter 20214, Laws of Florida). The Florida Defense Force later became the Florida State Guard in 1943 (Ch. 21783, Laws). The Florida State Guard remained active until 1947, when the federal government released the Florida National Guard from active federal service.

Summary:     This series contains the roster of men who served in the Florida Defense Force and the Florida State Guard during its brief period of operation. The information provided includes the name of the man, the place where he enlisted, and the unit in which he served.

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Subject Access Fields: Florida Defense Force.
Military administration.
World War, 1939-1945 Florida
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