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'Red Bull Division' has a storied history

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The 1,000 soldiers of the 34th Infantry Division embarking on a historic mission to Iraq this spring will add onto a long revered history.

The Red Bulls, as they are more commonly known, have roots back to the Civil War. They started making a name for themselves during World War I in New Mexico. Created from National Guard troops of Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas and Nebraska the division was established in late summer 1917, four months after the United States entered World War One.

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