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2nd Infantry Division (United States)

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2nd Infantry Division Notable commanders Insignia Distinctive Unit Insignia John A. Lejeune John C. H. Lee Edward M. Almond

2nd Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia Active Country Branch October 26, 1917 – present United States of America U.S. Infantry Divisions (1939 - Present) Previous 1st Infantry Division Next 3rd Infantry Division

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The 2nd Infantry Division is a formation of the United States Army. Its current primary mission is the defense of South Korea in the initial stages of an invasion from North Korea until other American units can arrive. There are approximately 17,000 soldiers in the 2nd Infantry Division. The 2nd Infantry Division, unlike any othU.S. Army er division in the Army, is made up partially Division of Korean soldiers, called KATUSAs (Korean Augmentation to US Army). This program 1 Heavy, 3 Stryker, 1 Aviation brigades began in 1950 by agreement with South 17,000 soldiers Korean President Syngman Rhee. Some 27,000 KATUSAs served with the US forces South Korea(HQ), Fort Lewis at the end of the Korean War. As of May Indian Head 2006, approximately 1,100 KATUSA Soldiers Warrior Division serve with 2ID. On 17 February 2009, President Barack Second to None Obama ordered 4,000 soldiers of the 5th Red and Blue Stryker Brigade Combat Team to AfghWorld War I anistan, along with 8,000 Marines.[1]
*Battle of Belleau Wood *Château-Thierry campaign *Meuse-Argonne offensive World War II *Western Front (World War II) Korean War Iraq Campaign

History
World War I

Commanders Current commander

Constituted September 21, 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd ID was organized on October 26, Major General John W. Morgan III 1917, at Bourmont, Haute Marne, France. At the time of its activation, the Indianhead Division was composed of the 3rd Infantry

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Brigade, which included the 9th Infantry Regiment and the 23d Infantry Regiment; the 4th Marine Brigade, which consisted of the 5th Marine Regiment and the 6th Marine Regiment; a battalion of field artillery; and various supporting units. Twice during "The Great War" the division was commanded by Marine Corps generals, Brigadier General Charles A. Doyen and Major General John A. Lejeune, the only time in U.S. Military history when Marine Corps officers commanded an Army division. The division spent the winter of 1917–1918 training with French Army veterans. Though judged unprepared by French tacticians, the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was committed to combat in the spring of 1918 in a desperate attempt to halt a German advance toward Paris. The 2nd Infantry Division drew its first blood in the nightmare landscape of the Battle of Belleau Wood and contributed to shattering the four-year-old stalemate on the battlefield during the Château-Thierry campaign that followed. On July 28, 1918, Major General Lejeune assumed command of the 2nd Infantry Division and remained in that capacity until August 1919, when the unit was demobilized. The division went on to win hard-fought victories at Soissons and Blanc Mont. Finally the Indianhead Division participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive which spelled the end of any German hope for victory. On November 11, 1918 the Armistice was declared, and the 2nd Infantry Division marched into Germany, where it performed occupation duties until April 1919. 2nd Infantry Division returned to U. S. in July 1919. The 2nd Infantry Division was three times awarded the French Croix de Guerre for gallantry under fire at Belleau Wood, Soissons, and Blanc Mont. This entitles serving members of the division and of those regiments that were part of the division at that time (including the 5th and 6th Marine Regiments) to wear a special lanyard, or fourragère, in commemoration. The Navy authorized a special uniform change that allows hospital corpsmen assigned to 5th and 6th Marine Regiments to wear a shoulder strap on the left shoulder of their dress uniform so that the fourragère can be worn. These are the only Navy personnel to wear the fourragère.

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2. Belleau Wood (4th Marine Brigade; 5th Marine Regiment; 6th Marine Regiment ONLY) 3. St. Mihiel 4. Meuse-Argonne offensive 5. Aisne-Marne

Casualties
• Killed in action - 1,964 (including USMC, 4,478) • Wounded in action - 9,782 (including USMC, 17,752) • Total - 11,746 (including USMC, 22,230)

Commanders
1. BG Charles A. Doyen, USMC (October 26, 1917), 2. MG Omar Bundy, USA (November 8, 1917), 3. MG James G. Harbord, USA (July 15, 1918), 4. MG John A. Lejeune, USMC (July 28, 1918) (ad interim 26 July) • Source for the World War I data and information: US Army Center of Military History Note: BG Wendell C. Neville, USMC, is listed as ad interim commanding general of the division from 17-22 July 1919 according to WWI division records extracted from www.history.army.mil/books/wwi/ob/2-cdrob.htm

Interwar years

Second Division Memorial, dedicated in 1936, is located in President’s Park, Washington, D.C. Upon returning to the United States, the division was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, at San Antonio, Texas as one of three divisions to remain intact and on Active Duty for the

Major operations
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entire interwar period. It remained there for the next 23 years, serving as an experimental unit, testing new concepts and innovations for the Army. In 1940 the 2nd Infantry Division was the first command reorganized under the new triangular concept, which provided for three separate regiments in each division. Indianhead soldiers pioneered concepts of airmobility and anti-tank warfare, which served the army for the next two decades on battlefields in every corner of the globe. 2ID started taking part in maneuvers at Christine, Texas between January 3 and January 27, 1940. It then moved to Horton, Texas for maneuvers from April 26 to May 28, 1940, followed by maneuvers at Cravens, Louisiana from August 16 to August 23, 1940. It returned to Fort Sam Houston, where it continued training and refitting, until it moved to Brownwood, Texas for the VIII Corps Maneuvers from June 1 through June 14, 1941 at Comanche, Texas. The division was then sent to Mansfield, Louisiana from August 11 through October 2, 1941 for the August-September 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers. 2ID was transferred to the VIII Corps Louisiana maneuver Area on July 27, 1941, and remained there until September 22, 1942, whereapon the 2ID returned to Fort Sam Houston. They then moved to Camp McCoy at Sparta, Wisconsin on November 27, 1942. Four months of intensive training for winter warfare followed. In September 1943 the division received their staging orders, and moved to the Camp Shanks staging area at Orangeburg, New York on October 3, 1943, where they got their Port Call orders. On October 8 the division officially sailed from the New York Port Of Embarkation, and started arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland on October 17. They then moved over to England, where they trained and staged for forward movement to France.

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4. August 1, 1944: V Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group 5. August 17, 1944: XIX Corps 6. August 18, 1944: VIII Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group 7. September 5, 1944: VIII Corps, Ninth Army, 12th Army Group 8. October 22, 1944: VIII Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group 9. December 11, 1944: V Corps 10. December 20, 1944: Attached, with the entire First Army, to the British 21st Army Group 11. January 18, 1945: V Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group 12. April 28, 1945: VII Corps 13. May 1, 1945: V Corps 14. May 6, 1945: Third Army, 12th Army Group

Narrative
After training in Northern Ireland and Wales from October 1943 to June 1944, the 2nd Infantry Division crossed the channel to land on Omaha Beach on D plus 1, June 7, 1944, near St. Laurent-sur-Mer. Attacking across the Aure River, the Division liberated Trevieres, June 10, and proceeded to assault and secure Hill 192, the key enemy strongpoint on the road to St. Lô. With the hill taken July 11, 1944, the Division went on the defensive until July 26. Exploiting the St. Lô breakthrough, the 2nd Division advanced across the Vire to take Tinchebray August 15, 1944. The Division then moved west to join the battle for Brest, the heavily defended fortress surrendering September 18, 1944 after a 39-day contest. The Division took a brief rest September 19–September 26 before moving to defensive positions at St. Vith, Belgium on September 29, 1944. The division entered Germany on October 3, 1944, and the Second was ordered, on December 11, 1944, to attack and seize the Roer River dams. The German Ardennes offensive in mid-December forced the Division to withdraw to defensive positions near Elsenborn, where the German drive was halted. In February 1945 the Division attacked, recapturing lost ground, and seized Gemund, March 4. Reaching the Rhine March 9, the 2ID advanced south to take Breisig, March 10–11, and to guard the Remagen bridge, March 12–March 20. The Division crossed the Rhine March 21 and advanced to Hadamar and Limburg an

World War II
Assignments in the European Theater of Operations
1. October 22, 1943: Attached to First Army 2. December 24, 1943: XV Corps, but attached to First Army 3. April 14, 1944: V Corps, First Army

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der Lahn, relieving elements of the 9th Armored Division, March 28. Advancing rapidly in the wake of the 9th Armored, the 2nd Infantry Division crossed the Weser at Veckerhagen, April 6–April 7, captured Göttingen April 8, established a bridgehead across the Saale, April 14, seizing Merseburg on April 15. On April 18 the Division took Leipzig, mopped up in the area, and outposted the Mulde River; elements which had crossed the river were withdrawn April 24. Relieved on the Mulde, the 2nd moved 200 miles, May 1–May 3, to positions along the German-Czech border near Schonsee and Waldmünchen, where 2 ID relieved the 97th and 99th ID’s. The division crossed over to Czechoslovakia on May 4, 1945, and attacked in the general direction of Pilsen, attacking that city on VE Day. 2nd Infantry Division returned to the New York Port Of Embarkation on July 20, 1945, and arrived at Camp Swift at Bastrop, Texas on July 22, 1945. They started a training schedule to prepare them to participate in the scheduled invasion of Japan, but they were still at Camp Swift on VJ Day. They then moved to the Staging Area at Camp Stoneman at Pittsburg, California on March 28, 1946, but the move eastward was cancelled, and they received orders to move to Fort Lewis at Tacoma, Washington. They arrived at Fort Lewis on April 15, 1946, which became their Home Station. From their Fort Lewis base, they conducted Arctic, air transportability, amphibious, and maneuver training.

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Commanders
1. MG John C. H. Lee (November 6, 1941 – May 8, 1942) 2. MG Walter M. Robertson (May 9, 1942 – June 1945) 3. BG W. K. Harrison (June – September 1945) 4. MG Edward M. Almond (September 1945 – June 1946) 5. MG Paul W. Kendall (June 1946 – May 24, 1948) 6. MG Harry J. Collins (June 30, 1948 –) 7. MG Kid Chris (February 2, 1952 –) 8. MG Henry "Gunfighter" Emerson (1970’s)

Casualties
1. Killed in action: 3,031 2. Wounded in action: 12,785 3. Died of wounds: 457

Korean War

World War II Honors
Campaign Participation Credit 1. Normandy 2. Northern France 3. Rhineland 4. Ardennes-Alsace 5. Central Europe • Days of combat: 303 Awards and decorations 1. Distinguished Unit Citations: 16 2. Medals of Honor: 6 3. Distinguished Service Crosses: 34 4. Distinguished Service Medals: 1 5. Silver Stars: 741 6. Legion of Merits: 25 7. Soldier Medals: 14 8. Bronze Stars: 5,530 9. Air Medals: 89

An M4 Sherman tank of the 2nd Infantry firing on enemy positions in 1952 With the outbreak of hostilities in Korea during the summer of 1950, the 2nd Infantry Division was quickly alerted for movement to the Far East Command. The division arrived in Korea, via Pusan on July 23, becoming the first unit to reach Korea directly from the United States. Initially employed piecemeal, the entire division was committed as a unit on August 24, 1950, relieving the 24th Infantry Division at the Naktong River Line. The first big test came when the North Koreans struck in a desperate human wave attack on the night of August 31. In the 16-day battle that followed, the division’s clerks, bandsmen, technical and supply personnel joined in the fight to defend against the attackers.

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Shortly thereafter, the 2ID was the first unit to break out of the Pusan Perimeter and they led the Eighth Army drive to the Manchurian Border. Now within fifty miles of the Manchurian border when Chinese forces entered the fight, soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division were given the mission of protecting the rear and right flank of the Eighth Army as it retired to the South. Fighting around Kunu-ri cost the division nearly one third of its strength, but was ten times more costly to the enemy and the way was kept open. The Chinese winter offensive was finally blunted by the 2nd Infantry Division on January 31 at Wonju. Taking up the offensive in a twoprong attack in February 1951, the Division repulsed a powerful Chinese counter-offensive in the epic battles of Chipyong-ni and Wonju. The United Nations front was saved and the general offensive continued. Again in April and May 1951, the 2nd Infantry Division was instrumental in smashing the communist’s spring offensive. For its part in this action the 2nd Infantry Division was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. What followed were alternating periods of combat and rest, with the division participating in the Battle of Bloody Ridge and Battle of Heartbreak Ridge. Finally, on April 9, 1954, the Division was moved to a rear area near Ing-ching-gwee and on August 20, 1954, four years after its last unit arrived in Korea, the 2ID was alerted for re-deployment to the United States. The more than 7,000 combat deaths of the 2nd Division in Korea are the highest total among any modern U.S. division in any war. Its nearly 15000 combat deaths in World War I, World II, and Korea are the greatest combined total of all U.S. divisions and equal its average combat strength.

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Watkins (August 31, September 1, September 2 and September 3, 1950). 23rd Infantry Regiment: Junior D. Edwards (January 2, 1951), Hubert L. Lee (February 1, 1951), Herbert K. Pililaau (September 17, 1951), John A. Pittman (November 26, 1950) and William S. Sitman (February 14, 1951). 38th Infantry Regiment: Tony K. Burris (October 8 and October 9, 19510, Frederick F. Henry (September 1, 1950), Charles R. Long (February 12, 1951) and Ronald E. Rosser (January 12, 1952). 15th Field Artillery Battalion: Lee R. Hartell (August 27, 1951) 2nd Reconnaissance Company: Charles W. Turner (September 1, 1950) A Company, 72nd Tank Bn MSG Ernest R. Kouma (September 1, 1950) Agok

Casualties
1. 7,094 Killed in action 2. 16,575 Wounded in action 3. 338 Died of wounds

Reorganization
In the summer of 1954 the 2nd Infantry Division was transferred from Korea to Fort Lewis, Washington, where it remained for only two years, until being transferred to Alaska in August 1956. On November 8, 1957, it was announced that the division was to be deactivated. However, a few short months later, in the spring of 1958, the Department of the Army announced that the 2nd Infantry Division would be reorganized at Fort Benning, Georgia, with personnel and equipment of the 10th Infantry Division returning from Germany. Fort Benning remained the home of the new 2nd Infantry Division from 1958 to 1965, where they were initially assigned the mission of a training division. To improve combat readiness, in March 1962 the 2ID was designated as a Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) unit. Following this the Division became engaged in intensified combat training, tactical training, and field training exercises, in addition to special training designed to improve operational readiness.

Korean War Honors
Awards and decorations 1. Medals of Honor: 18 9th Infantry Regiment: Loren R. Kaufman (September 4 and September 5, 1950), Edward C. Krzyzowski (August 31, September 1, September 2 and September 3, 1951), Joseph R. Ouellette (August 31, September 1, September 2 and September 3, 1950), David M. Smith (September 1, 1950), Luther H. Story (September 1, 1950) and Travis E.

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Back to Korea
As a result of the formation of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) at Fort Benning in 1965, the 2nd Infantry Division’s stateside units were reassigned to the new formation and the existing 1st Cavalry Division in Korea took on the title of the 2nd Infantry Division. Thus the division formally returned to Korea in July 1965. North Korean forces were engaging in increasing border incursions and infiltration attempts and the 2nd Infantry Division was called upon to help halt these attacks. On November 2, 1966, soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment were killed in an ambush by North Korean forces. In 1967 enemy attacks in the demilitarized zone increased, as a result, 16 American soldiers were killed that year. In 1968 North Koreans continued to probe across the DMZ, and in 1969, while on patrol, 4 soldiers of 3d Battalion, 23d Infantry were killed. On August 18, 1976, during a routine tree-trimming operation within the DMZ, two American officers of the Joint Security Force (Joint Security Area) were axed to death in a melee with North Korean border guards called the Axe Murder Incident. What resulted was known as Operation Paul Bunyan. The 2nd Infantry Division was chosen to support the United Nations Command response to this incident and on August 21, Task Force Brady (named after the 2nd ID Commander) in support of Task Force Vierra (named after the Joint Security Area Bn. Commander), a group of ROK soldiers, American infantry, and engineers, swept into the area and cut down the infamous "Panmunjeom Tree". The 2nd Infantry Division delivered an unmistakable message to the North Koreans, as well as to the world. The 2nd Infantry Division is still stationed in Korea, with a number of camps near the DMZ. Command headquarters are at Camp Red Cloud in Uijongbu.

2ID soldiers patrolling in Baghdad.

U.S. soldiers take cover during a firefight with insurgents in the Al Doura section of Baghdad March 7, 2007

Operation Iraqi Freedom
During the late spring of 2004, many of the soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 2d Brigade Combat Team were given notice that they were about to be ordered to further deployment, with duty in Iraq. Units involved in this call-up included: 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault); 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (Air Assault); 2d

SGT. Karl King and PFC. David Valenzuela lay down cover fire while their squad maneuvers down a street from behind the cover of a Stryker combat vehicle to engage gunmen who fired on their convoy in Al Doura, Iraq, on March 7, 2007. The soldiers are from Company C, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

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Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment; 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized); 44th Engineer Battalion; 2d Forward Support Battalion; Company A, 102d Military Intelligence Battalion; Company B, 122d Signal Battalion, and elements of the 2d Battalion, 72d Armor Regiment. The time of the first notice of deployment to the actual “wheels-up” exit of the peninsula was very short. As such, an extreme amount of training was conducted by the Brigade as they switched from a focus of the foreign defense of South Korea to the more offensive operations that were going to be needed in action in Iraq. Furthermore, time was given for the majority of the soldiers to enjoy ten days of leave. This was vital: many of the soldiers had been in South Korea for a year or more with only two weeks or less time in the United States during their stay of duty. More, they were about to depart on a deployment that was scheduled to last at least another year. Finally, in the beginning of August 2004, the Brigade deployed to Iraq. Upon landing in country, the 2d BCT was given strategic command to much of the sparsely populated area south and west of Fallujah. Their mission, however, changed when the major strategic actions began to take place within the city proper. At this time, the Brigade Combat Team was refocused and given control of the eastern half of the volatile city of Ar-Ramadi. Within a few weeks of taking over operational control from the previous units, 2n Brigade began experiencing violent activity that began the WIA and KIA toll. Many of the units had to physically move to new camps in support of this new mission. Primary focus of the 2d BCT for much of their deployment was the struggle to gain local support and to minimize casualties. The Brigade was spread out amongst many camps. To the west of the city of Ar-Ramadi sat the camp of Junction City. 2ID units stationed there included: HQ 2d BCT, 2nd ID; 2-17th Field Artillery; 1-9th Infantry; 44th Engineer Battalion; Company A, 102d Military Intelligence Battalion; Company B, 122d Signal Battalion, and Company C (Medical), 2d Forward Support Battalion. To the eastern end of the city sat a much more austere camp, known ironically as the Combat Outpost. This was home to the 1-503d Infantry Regiment. East of them but outside of the city proper itself was the town of Habbiniya and the 1-506th Infantry Regiment. Adjacent

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to this camp was the logistically important camp of Al-Taqaddum, where the 2d Forward Support Battalion was stationed. For this mission, the Brigade fell under the direct command not of the 2d Infantry Division, but rather the Marine unit that was in control at the time. For the first six months while in Ramadi, the BCT fell under to the 1st Marine Division. For the second half of the deployment, they were attached to the 2d Marine Division. While the Marines do not sport patches on their uniforms as such, the units of the 2d BCT involved are authorized to now wear any of the following combat patches: the 2nd Infantry Division patch, the 1st Marine Division unit patch or the 2nd Marine Division unit patch. {This was ironicin World War I the 5th Marine Regiment and the 6th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division had fought under the US Army’s 2d Infantry Division. Now in the Iraq War the US Army’s 2d Infantry Division 2d BCT fought under the 1st Marine Division!} The 2d Brigade Combat Team was in action in the city of Ramadi for many historical events but most notably the Iraqi national elections of January 2005. Much manpower and effort was put into stabilizing the city for this event. While the voting went off without a hitch and little to no violence was seen within the city, a minimal amount of voters participated (estimated to be in the 700 person range for the eastern half of the city, according to 2nd BCT officials). While the numbers left something to be desired, the BCT noted the lack of violence as a sign of success. The 2d BCT also left its mark on the area in other ways. They built several new camps within the city. For security reasons, many are left unverified, however ones that can be confirmed include Camps Trotter and Corregidor built to ease the burden on the accommodations at Combat Outpost. In July 2005, the Brigade began to get relieved by units of the United States National Guard, as well as the 3d Infantry Division of the Regular Army. The units of the 2d BCT were given word that they would not be returning to South Korea but, rather, to Fort Carson, Colorado in an effort to restructure the Army and house more soldiers on American soil. SSG Christopher B. Waiters of the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. was

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awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on October 23, 2008 for his actions on April 5, 2007 when he was a Specialist. Shortly after SPC Erik Oropeza of the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division was also awarded the DSC for his actions on May 22, 2007[2]. Thus the division will be credited with the 17th and 18th Distinguished Service Cross awardings since 1975. The 2nd Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to Iraq in the fall of 2009.[3]

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War in Afghanistan
On 17 February 2009, president Obama ordered 4,000 soldiers that are part of 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan, along with 8,000 Marines. Soldiers are being sent there because of the worsening situation in the Afghan war. These soldiers will be deployed in the southeast, on the Pakistan border.[4]

Division Commanders Division Command Sergeants Major (CSMs) Locations Restructuring of 2nd BCT
Upon arriving at Fort Carson, the Brigade changed quickly. In fact, this change is still underway. Unit names and designations were taken from the 2nd BCT and unfurled on other bases. The 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment disbanded in Fort Carson, the colors transferred to 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Italy, and the unit is now stationed with its sister battalion, the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment. The soldiers of the former 1-503rd became members of the 1-9th Infantry. Similarly the 1-506th transferred to the 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), joining its sister battalion, 2-506. The soldiers of the former 1-506th became the members of the 2-12th Infantry. The previous soldiers of the 1-9th Infantry became known as the newly Approximately 5,000 Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division created a human version of the division’s distinctive Indianhead patch for only the second time in an organizational history formed 3-61st Cavalry. The “new” Brigade Combat Team is made up of the following units: • HHC • 2nd Brigade Support Battalion • 2nd Special Troops Battalion • 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment • 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment • 3rd Squadron (RSTA), 61st Cavalry Regiment • 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment The transformation now has the BCT more precisely considered an Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in accordance with the new standards for the modular force. In October 2006, 2nd BCT returned to Iraq. This brigade, while physically located at Ft. Carson, has reflagged as 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. 5th BCT, 2ID, will reflag to 2nd BCT, 2ID at Ft. Lewis.

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Name BG Charles A. Doyen MG Omar Bundy MG James G. Harbord MG John A. Lejeune COL Harry A. Eaton MG James G. Harbord MG John L. Hines BG Edward M. Lewis BG Dennis E. Nolan MG Ernest Hinds MG Paul B. Malone MG William D. Connor BG Thomas G. Donaldson BG Albert J. Bonley MG Halstead Dorey BG Charles Howland MG Frank C. Bolles BG Alexander T. Overshine MG Charles E. Kilbourne MG Herbert J. Brees MG James K. Parsons MG Frank W. Rowell MG William K. Krueger MG James L. Collins BG Edmund L. Daley BG John Greely MG C. W. Lee MG Walter M. Robertson BG William K. Harrison MG Edward M. Almond MG Paul W. Kendall MG Harry J. Collins MG Lawrence B. Keiser MG Robert B. McClure MG Clark L. Ruffner BG Thomas F. Deshazo MG Robert N. Young MG James C. Fry MG William L. Barriger From

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MG John F. R. Seitz MG Robert L. Howze Jr. MG Thomas S. Timberman MG Paul L. Freeman, Jr. MG James F. Collins BG John F. Ruggles MG Gilman O. Mudgett BG Miller O. Perry MG Robert H. Wienecke BG Miller O. Perry BG William L. Hardick MG Frederick W. Gibb BG William L. Hardick BG Charles H. White BG Royal Reynolds MG Charles H. Chase MG Charles Billengslea MG John H. Chiles MG Hugh M. Exton BG Robert R. Williams MG John H. Chiles MG George B. Pickett Jr. MG Frank C. Izenour MG Leland G. Cagwin MG Salve H. Matheson MG G. H. Woodward MG Jeffery C. Smith MG Henry E. Emerson MG J. R. Thurman MG Morris J. Brady MG David E. Grange MG Robert C. Kingston MG James H. Johnson BG Lee D. Brown BG Harison H. Williams MG James H. Johnson MG Henry Doctor MG Gary E. Luck MG Jack B. Farris MG Jack D. Woodall

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MG Caryl G. Marsh MG James T. Scott MG John N. Abrams MG Tommy R. Franks MG Michael B. Sherfield MG Robert F. Dees MG Russel L. Honoré MG John R. Wood MG George A. Higgins MG James A. Coggin MG John W. Morgan III

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Current Structure

OrBat of the 2nd Infantry Division

2nd Infantry Division • - Korea • 2nd Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment (M1A1/M2A2 Combined Arms) • 1st Battalion 72nd Armor Regiment (M1A1/M2A2 Combined Arms) • 4th Squadron 7th Cavalry Regiment (M1A1/M3A2 Armed Recon) • 1st Battalion 15th Field Artillery Regiment (M109A6 Paladin) • 302nd Brigade Support Battalion • 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion • - Fort Lewis, WA (ex 5th Brigade) • Headquarters Company • 2nd Battalion 1st Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment (Stryker)

• 4th Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 8th Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) • 3rd Battalion 17th Field Artillery Regiment • 402nd Brigade Support Battalion (402D BSB) • Brigade Special Troops Battalion (Includes the following Companies) • Alpha Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank) • 562nd Engineer Company • 21st Signal Company • 572nd Military Intelligence Company • - Fort Lewis, WA • Headquarters Company • 2nd Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 1st Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 1st Squadron 14th Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) • 1st Battalion 37th Field Artillery Regiment • 296th Brigade Support Battalion • Charlie Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank) • 18th Engineer Company • 334th Signal Company • 209th Military Intelligence Company • - Fort Lewis, WA • Headquarters Company • 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment (Stryker)

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Name SGM Hughie Stover SGM Robert L. Brown From July 1965 To August 1965 May 1966 Comments

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(Reflagged from 1st Cav in Korea. Note date for "SGM of 2nd Infantry Division", starts after reflagging.)

August 1965

SGM Othon O. May 1966 September Valent 1967 SGM John A. Beckham CSM G.H. Cottrell CSM Robert M. Rowsey CSM Tobin September March 1967 1968 March 1968 February 1969 February 1970 February 1969 February 1970 December 1970

CSM Jerome J. December December Szafranski 1970 1971 CSM Wiliam O. Marshall CSM Warren S. Eichelberger CSM George H. Hamil December December 1971 1972 December May 1974 1972 May 1974 December 1974

CSM James P. December October Meade 1974 1976 CSM Jose Q. Salas CSM Ralph Pritcher October 1976 September 1977

September December 1977 1978

CSM Robert J. December February Berry 1978 1980 CSM Rosvelt Martain CSM Willie Pitts Jr. CSM Donald L. Melvin CSM Simon Ramos CSM William J. McBride CSM Lee S. Rodriguez February 1980 July 1980 July 1980 December 1980

December October 1980 1981 October 1981 June 1982

June 1982 July 1983 July 1983 November 1984

CSM Bobby C. November October Boothe 1984 1986

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CSM Billy R. Finney CSM Jimmie W. Spencer CSM William H. Acebes CSM Robert E. Hall CSM John J. Beck CSM John W. Jones CSM Charles Jackson CSM Charles Fitzpatrick CSM Barry Wheeler CSM James Lucero October 1986 April 1988

2nd Infantry Division (United States)

April 1988 January 1990 January 1990 December 1991

December November **(Later became the eleventh Sergeant Major of the 1991 1993 Army on 21 October 1997) November June 1994 1993 June 1994 January 1996 January 1996 June 1997

June 1997 September 2000 September November 2000 2002 November August 2002 2005 October 2006 September 2008

CSM James A. August Benedict 2005 CSM Brian Stall CSM Antoine Denson CSM Peter D. Burrowes October 2006

September November 2008 2008 November Present 2008

• 1st Battalion 38th Infantry Regiment (Stryker) • 2nd Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) • 2nd Battalion 12th Field Artillery Regiment • 702nd Support Battalion • Fox Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank) • 38th Engineer Company • 472nd Signal Company • 45th Military Intelligence Company • - Korea • Headquarters and Headquarters Company • 2nd Battalion 2nd Aviation Regiment (Assault) (UH -60) • 3rd Battalion 2nd Aviation Regiment (GSAB) • 4th Battalion 2nd Aviation Regiment (R/A) (AH-64D) • 602nd Aviation Support Battalion

External links
• 2 ID official website • "From D+1 to 105: The Story of the 2nd Infantry Division" (WWII unit history booklet) • Lineage and Honors of the 2nd Infantry Division • "Second Infantry Division" - A WWII Reenactment group in South Florida • 2ndinfdiv.com - A WWII Living History group from Nebraska, Iowa & South Dakota • "Second Infantry Division" - A WWII Living History Group in Illinois, Iowa & Indiana • Photos of 2nd Division Memorial in Washington, D.C. at "Sites of Memory" • 3rd Brigade / 2nd Infantry Division homepage

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2nd Infantry Division (United States)
the unit on Dec. 10, he was told he would receive the DSC" [3] Department of Defense (March 2, 2009). DoD Announces Iraq Unit Rotations. Press release. http://www.defenselink.mil/Releases/ Release.aspx?ReleaseID=12532. Retrieved on 2009-03-03. [4] [2] Army.mil: President orders 12,000 Soldiers, Marines to Afghanistan

References
[1] [1] Army.mil: President orders 12,000 Soldiers, Marines to Afghanistan [2] Cox, Matthew (02-07-2009). "Spc. earns DSC for heroism during ambush" (in English) (News Article). Army Times (Army Times Publishing Company). http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/ 02/army_dsc_020609w/. Retrieved on 02-14-2009. "Two days after arriving to

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