37th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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37th Infantry Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1916
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto "For Freedom"
Colors Blue
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 37 Inf Rgt DUI.png
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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The 37th Infantry Regiment is a non-active infantry regiment in the United States Army.

Lineage[edit]

Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army as the 37th Infantry. Organized 12 July 1916 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas from personnel of the 3rd, 9th, and 30th Infantry Regiments. Inactivated 20 October 1921 at Fort Wayne, Michigan. Assigned to the 9th Infantry Division 24 March 1923; Relieved from the 9th Division 1 August 1940.

Activated 1 August 1941 at Unalaska, Alaska (Headquarters and Headquarters Company only, other elements previously activated in the United States). Inactivated 5 February 1945 at Fort Benning, Georga.

Activated 1 August 1946 at Fort Benning, Inactivated 25 January 1949 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Campaign streamers[edit]

World War II

  • Aleutian Islands

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 14 inches (3.2 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure a fess wavy, in chief a mullet both Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “FOR FREEDOM” in Blue letters.

  • Symbolism

This Regiment was organized at Fort Sam Houston in 1916 and served along the Rio Grande during its first years. The shield is blue for Infantry, with a wavy fess to denote the Rio Grande and the lone star of Texas.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 8 January 1941.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Blazon
    • Shield: Azure a fess wavy, in chief a mullet both Argent.
    • Crest: None
    • Motto FOR FREEDOM.
  • Symbolism
    • Shield: This Regiment was organized at Fort Sam Houston in 1916 and served along the Rio Grande during its first years. The shield is blue for Infantry, with a wavy fess to denote the Rio Grande and the lone star of Texas.
    • Crest: None.
  • Background: The coat of arms was approved on 19 January 1921. It was amended to add the motto on 8 January 1941.

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "37th Infantry Regiment".