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36th Armored Infantry Regiment
36thInfRegtCOA.png
Coat of arms
Active 1916-
Country United States
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Nickname(s) Spartans
Motto(s) "Deeds Not Words"
Engagements World War II
Operation Iraqi Freedom I, VII
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walton Walker
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 36 Inf Rgt DUI.svg

The 36th Infantry Regiment is a United States Army infantry regiment.

History[edit | edit source]

The 36th Armored Infantry was formed on 1 July 1916 at Brownsville, Texas from elements of the 4th Infantry, 26th Infantry and 28th Infantry.[1] It was assigned to the 12th Infantry on 5 July 1918, relieved from the 12th Division 31 January 1919, and inactivated at Fort Jay New York on 13 October 1921.

The 36th was reassigned to the Ninth Infantry Division on 24 March 1923 and relieved from the Ninth Infantry Division on 1 August 1940. It was redesignated the 36th Infantry (Armored) on 15 April 1941 and reassigned to the Third Armored Division. On 1 July 1942 it was redesignated the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.[2] The regiment's first commander was Walton Walker.

The 1st Battalion of the 36th Infantry Regiment was reactivated on September 16, 2008 and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. The motto is "Deeds Not Words!"

Campaign participation credit[edit | edit source]

WORLD WAR II

  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe[3]

Decorations[edit | edit source]

  • Presidential Unit Citation (United States) for the Roer River Salient Companies "A" and "C" of the First Battalion
  • Presidential Unit Citation First Battalion assault on the Siegfried Line
  • Presidential Unit Citation Medical Section 2nd Battalion Fromental France
  • Presidential Unit Citation Medical Section 3rd Battalion Stolberg, Germany[4]
  • Presidential Unit Citation Siegfried Line First Battalion
  • Presidential Unit Citation Echtz-Hoben First Battalion
  • Belgian Fourragère
  • Presidential Unit Citation Iraq First Battalion (2004)
  • Meritorious Unit Citation Iraq First Battalion (2010)

References and notes[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/1-36in.htm
  2. ibid
  3. WORLD WAR II NORMANDY NORTHERN FRANCE RHINELAND ARDENNES-ALSACE CENTRAL EUROPE OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
  4. http://www.blitzdoughs.com/history.html

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