86th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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86th Infantry Regiment
86 IR Coat Of Arms.png
Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size Regiment
Part of 10th Mountain Division
Motto "Courage and Dependability"
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 86 Inf Rgt DUI.png
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The 86th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment in the United States Army.

History[edit]

The 86th Infantry was briefly activated during WWI but never sent overseas, then reactivated during WWII at Camp Hale in 1942, with 3 Battalions, and attached to the 10th Mountain Division.

Lineage[edit]

Constituted 31 July 1918 in the Regular Army as the 86th Infantry and assigned to the 18th Infantry Division. Organized September 1918 at Camp Travis, Texas from personnel of the 35th Infantry. Relieved from the 18th Division and demoblized 13 February 1919 at Camp Travis.

Constituted 25 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 86th Infantry. activated 12 December 1942-1 May 1943 at Camp Hale, Colorado. assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, 15 July 1943 Redesignated 86th Mountain Infantry and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division 6 November 1944. Inactivated 27 November 1945 at Camp Carson, Colorado. Redesignated 86th Infantry and assigned to 10th Infantry Division 18 June 1948, allotted to the regular Army 25 June 1948. Activated 1 July 1948 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Inactivated 1 July 1957 in Germany.

Campaign streamers[edit]

World War II

  • North Apennines
  • Po Valley

Decorations[edit]

None

Current units[edit]

not active

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a fess dancetté the points to chief fleury Azure. Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Blue scroll inscribed “COURAGE AND DEPENDABILITY” in Silver letters.

  • Symbolism

The shield is in the colors of the Infantry. The ordinary, dancetté partition lines, and the fleury peaks are symbolic of the mountains in which the organization fought in Italy in World War II. The two campaigns in which the Regiment participated are North Apennines and Po Valley.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 September 1951. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 4 March 1955.

Coat of arms[edit]

Blazon

  • Shield- Argent, a fess dancetté the points to chief fleury Azure.
  • Crest- None.
  • Motto- COURAGE AND DEPENDABILITY.

Symbolism

  • Shield- The shield is in the colors of the Infantry. The ordinary, dancetté partition lines, and the fleury peaks are symbolic of the mountains in which the organization fought in Italy in World War II. The two campaigns in which the Regiment participated are North Apennines and Po Valley.
  • Crest- None.

Background- The coat of arms was approved on 6 September 1951. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 4 March 1955.

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