What happened to the 8th Infantry Division?

What happened to the 8th Infantry Division?

The 8th Infantry Division inactivated on 17 January 1992, with some elements being “reflagged” as part the 1st Armored Division, which had been stationed in southeastern West Germany.

WHO said these are my credentials?

Gen. Charles Canham
Gen. Charles Canham, during World War II, to a German general who refused to surrender until he saw the American general’s credentials. Turning to the two Gls who had accompanied him, Gen. Canham said, “These are my credentials.”

What was the 2nd Battalion 8th Infantry Regiment?

The 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, was originally constituted on 5 July 1838 in the Regular Army as Company B, 8th Infantry, and organized at Detroit, Michigan. It consolidated in May 1869 with Company B, 33d Infantry, with the consolidated unit being designated as Company B, 8th Infantry.

When did the 8th Infantry arrive in Vietnam?

The unit reactivated on 15 July 1947 at Fort Ord, California. It was reorganized and redesignated on 1 October 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry. The 1st Battalion 8th Infantry won nine campaign streamers for action in Vietnam from 1966 to 1970, participating in operations Sam Houston, Francis Marion,…

Where was the 8th Marine Regiment originally located?

8th Marine Regiment. Camp Lejeune, N.C. Originally activated on April 1, 1940 the unit was located in San Diego as the 2nd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment and assigned to the 2nd Marine Brigade.

How many campaign streamers does the 8th Infantry Regiment have?

The regiment has earned a total 48 campaign streamers. Decorations of the “Fighting Eagles” Battalion include three presidential unit citations (four citations for A Co. and C Co.). The first citation was awarded to the regiment during World War II on 6 June 1944, for action on the beaches of Normandy.

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