Talk:8th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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One line of text reads "This was the first time units of the 2nd Infantry Division set foot on US soil since the Korean War began." This is not true at all. The 2d left Korea in 1954 for Fort Lewis, WA, for two years, then went to Fort Richardson, AK in August 1956. In the spring of 1958 it went to Fort Benning, GA, where it remained until 1965, when its assets were combined with those of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) to form the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Concurrently, the flag for the 2d Infantry Division was moved to Korea and that of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea was moved to Fort Benning. Shortly thereafter the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) went to Vietnam.