69th Infantry Regiment (United States)


69th Infantry Regiment (United States)
69th Infantry Regiment
Active 1918
Country  United States
Branch Infantry Branch (United States)
Role Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto Conjunctis Viribus (With united powers)
Colors blue
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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68th Infantry Regiment 70th Infantry Regiment

The 69th Infantry Regiment was a Regular Army infantry regiment in the United States Army.

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History

There have been three different lineages started under this number: The Famous 69th Infantry Regiment (New York), and two under the Federal designation.

Lineage

Constituted 9 July 1918 in the Regular Army as the 69th Infantry and assigned to the 10th Infantry Division, Organized 10 August 1918 at Camp Funston, Kansas from personnel of the 41st Infantry. Relieved from the 10th Division and demobilized 13 February 1919 at Camp Funston.

Constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 69th Infantry (Light Tank) and allotted to the Seventh Corps Area. Organized about 1936 with Headquarters at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Disbanded 11 November 1944.

Campaign Streamers

Decorations

None

Current units

Not active

Distinctive Unit Insignia

None

Coat Of Arms

The shield is blue for infantry. The Wyvern is a fabulous monster whose glance is death and whom is attributed the power to go through flames and to crush and destroy. It also symbolizes mobility.

See also

References

  • Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman [1]
  • Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).[2]
  • [3] linage

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