The 90th Division initially was manned by draftees from Texas and Oklahoma. Subsequent additions included draftees from Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For their insignia, the division created a monogram design with the letters “O” and “T” to reflect the home states of the division’s first draftees.
The “Alamo” Division made its first attack on September 12, 1918 as part of the St. Mihiel Offensive. They advanced to the Bois de Frière and Bois St. Claude on the 12th and continued the advance on the 13th, capturing Villers-sous-Prény and the Bois des Rappes. On the 14th they pushed on to the southern slope of Cote 327 and on to Cote 327 itself on the 15th.
During the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (September 26 - November 11, 1918) the 90th Division broke through a formidable section of the Hindenburg Line called the Freya Stellung. This, along with the subsequent crossing of the Meuse River, was an important triumph for the Allies. During the final offensive, the “Alamo” Division captured fourteen villages and advanced twenty-two kilometers against a determined and entrenched enemy.
Constituent Units of the 90th Division
179th Infantry Brigade
180th Infantry Brigade
165th Field Artillery Brigade