Restoring Law and Order: (Restoring Law and Order Black Patch War 1907-1909 Bates PDF 664 KB)The Kentucky State Guard in the Black Patch War of 1907-1909 -- A Monograph by MAJ Andrew J. Bates, Kentucky Army National Guard
From 1905 through 1908 farmers formed an organization in Kentucky known as The Planter's Protective Association whereby tobacco was pooled in order to obtain better prices. Those who would not subscribe to this organization often incurred the wrath of the so-called "Night Riders" who were known for their violent measures. Almost every company of the Kentucky State Guard saw active service in order to curb the numerous hostile acts that were associated with these "Night Riders." The Black Patch in the Black Patch War was a slang term for Western Kentucky where "black" tobacco was grown.
Kentucky National Guard in the Persian Gulf War 1990-91 KYNG in PGW1.pdf (PDF 7.5 MB)
"KENTUCKY THUNDER IN VIETNAM: History of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery in the Vietnam War 1968 - 1969" By John M. Trowbridge (2010) KENTUCKY THUNDER IN VIETNAM (PDF 38.8 MB) The year 2009 marked the 40th Anniversary of the return to the Bluegrass from Vietnam following a 12-month tour of duty for the men of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard.
2-138th FA Vietnam Historical Photos.pdf (PDF 19.9 MB)
The Kentucky National Guard Journal dated March, April, May and June 1927.
Craft History of the KY Guard 1937 – 1962 Craft History of the KY Guard 1937 – 1962 (PDF 526 K)
The Kentucky National Guard’s Response to the Great Flood of 1937 (January 21 - June 8, 1937) KYNG in the Great Flood of 1937 Pt 1 (PDF 954K) KYNG in the Great Flood of 1937 Pt 2 (PDF 1.7 MB)
Brief History of the Kentucky Air National Guard Deployment in Support of the Pueblo Incident - 40th Anniversary 1968 - 2008 (PDF 2.4 MB)
Brief History of Kentucky's Military Academy 50th Anniversary 1958 - 2008 (PDF 2.4 MB)