63rd Infantry Regiment (United States)

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63rd Infantry Regiment
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Distinctive unit insignia
Active1917-1922; 1941-1956
Country United States
Branch United States Army
EngagementsWorld War II
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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The 63rd Infantry Regiment was a Regular infantry regiment in the United States Army.


Constituted on 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 63rd Infantry. Organized on 1 June 1917 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, from personnel of the 12th Infantry Regiment. Assigned to the 11th Division on 5 July 1918. Relieved from the 11th Division on 29 November 1918. Demobilized on 31 July 1922 at Plattsburg Barracks, New York.

Reconstituted in the Regular Army on 10 May 1941. Assigned to the 6th Infantry Division, and concurrently activated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on 1 June 1941. Inactivated on 10 January 1949 in Korea. Activated on 4 October 1950 at Fort Ord, California. Inactivated on 3 April 1956 at Fort Ord.

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World War II

  • New Guinea
  • Luzon (with arrowhead)


Distinctive unit Insignia[edit]

The shield of the COA.

Coat of arms[edit]

The shield is Infantry blue with demi-sun. A rising sun is on the arms of the state of New York, and California is the state of the setting sun. The 63rd Infantry was originally organized in California and after World War I performed guard duty in New York state. The 12th Infantry from which the personnel were drawn, is indicated by the canton

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