38th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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38th Infantry Regiment
38thInfRegtCOA.gif
Coat of arms
Active1917-
Country United States
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
NicknameRock of the Marne (special designation) [1]
EngagementsWorld War I
World War II
Korean War
Iraqi War
Afghanistan War
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia38 Inf Regt DUI.gif
 
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38th Infantry Regiment
38thInfRegtCOA.gif
Coat of arms
Active1917-
Country United States
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
NicknameRock of the Marne (special designation) [1]
EngagementsWorld War I
World War II
Korean War
Iraqi War
Afghanistan War
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia38 Inf Regt DUI.gif
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The 38th Infantry Regiment ("Rock of the Marne")[1] is a United States Army infantry regiment.

First 38th Infantry Regiment[edit]

The 38th Infantry was first established on July 28, 1866, as part of the Regular Army, one of six segregated, all-black regiments created following the Civil War. It was organized on October 1 of that year at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and was stationed in New Mexico Territory and along the transcontinental railroads then under construction. On March 15, 1869, the 38th was consolidated with the 41st Infantry Regiment and redesignated as the 24th Infantry Regiment.

Current 38th Infantry Regiment[edit]

Korean War[edit]

Four members of the 38th Infantry were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the Korean War:

Campaign participation credit[edit]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Lineage and Honors".

  1. ^ a b "Special Unit Designations". United States Army Center of Military History. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ Fort Douglas Chronology