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U.S. 394th Regiment
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394th Infantry Regiment distinguished unit insignia
Active 23 July 1918, 15 November 1942 – 29 September 1945, 17 October 1999-Present
Branch United States Army Reserve
Role Training and Support
Part of Regiment
Motto(s) AUDAX ET CAUTUS - BOLD AND WARY

The 394th Infantry Regiment was established on July 23, 1918 as the 394th Infantry and assigned to the 99th Division as a member of the National Army. It was demobilized on 30 November 1918, but was later reconstituted on 21 June 1921 as a member of the Organized Reserves just like the 99th Infantry Division. The Regiment's headquarters was established at Pittsburgh, PA.

Regimental HistoryEdit

During World War II the 394th Infantry Regiment was called into active duty on November 15, 1942 and was reorganized at Camp Van Dorn, MS. During 1943 through 1944 the 394th was training at various camps and maneuvers in the southern part of the US. The 394th arrived at Camp Miles Standish, MA in mid september and within 2 weeks the regiment made its way onto transport ships to England. Between mid-October and early November the 394th was in Dorsetshire, England before arriving on November 6, 1944 in Le Havre, France. The 394th was engaged in a variety of campaigns to include the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Forrest, Remagen Bridge, the Rhineland, and the Ruhr.

The 394th was inactivated on 29 September 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, VA. On the 29th of October, 1998 the 394th Infantry Regiment was separated from the 99th Infantry Division. On the 29th of October, 1998 the 394th Infantry Regiment was renamed the 394th Regiment and was to consist of the 1st Battalion, which was an element of the 75th Division, a training support division.

394th Infantry Regiment Intelligence and Reconnaissance PlatoonEdit

The 394th Infantry Regiment's Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon was the most decorated platoon of WWII due to the actions of the men in the platoon while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States. Center of Military History United States Army. 394th Regiment. Web. [1] retrieved 22 December 2013.
  • United States. The Institute of Heraldry. 394th Regiment Distinctive Unit Crest and Coat of Arms. Web. Services retrieved 22 December 2013.
  • "Time Line of 394th from Nov. 15, 1942 to May 9, 1945." 99th Division Battlebabies. N.p.. Web. [2]. retrieved 22 December 2013.

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