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36th Armored Infantry Regiment

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia    Symbolism: The distinctive unit insignia symbolizes the birthplace of the 36th Infantry. The origin of Brownsville was the fort built by General Zachary Taylor in 1846, known as Fort Texas. This is shown by the six-bastioned fort in green, an allusion to the Mexican color, charged with the lone star of Texas.

    Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 36th Infantry Regiment on 21 Dec 1937. It was redesignated for the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment on 22 Apr 1942. On 10 Feb 1948 the insignia was redesignated for the 36th Armored Infantry Battalion. The insignia was redesignated for the 36th Infantry on 24 Jul 1958.

Lineage

1916 - Constituted 1 July as 36th Infantry, Regular Army; organized 27 July at Brownsville, TX

1918 - Assigned 5 July to 12th Division

1919 - Relieved 31 January from assignment to 12th Division

1921 - Inactivated 12 October at Fort Jay, NY

1923 - Assigned 24 March to 9th Division

1940 - Relieved 1 August from assignment to 9th Division

1941 - Activated 15 April at Camp Beauregard, LA, as 36th Infantry (Armored), an element of 3rd Armored Division

1942 - Redesigned 1 January as 36th Armored Infantry

1945 - Inactivated 10 November in Germany

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SIEGFRIED LINE (1st Batallion, 36th Armored Infantry cited)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered OBERGEICH-HOVEN (Company C, 36th Armored Infantry cited)

Belgian Fourragere 1940 (36th Armored Infantry cited)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium (36th Armored Infantry cited)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgium Army for action in the ARDENNES (36th Armored Infantry cited)

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