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27th Infantry
(The Wolfhounds)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 25 July 1996

27th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 2 February 1901 in the Regular Army as the 27th Infantry

Organized 19 February 1901 with Headquarters at Plattsburg Barracks, New York

(1st Battalion organized in January 1901 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, as the 2d Provisional Battalion of Infantry; redesignated 8 February 1901 as the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry; redesignated 29 May 1901 as the 3d Battalion, 26th Infantry - hereafter separate lineage; 2d Battalion, 26th Infantry [organized March-April 1901 at Fort McPherson, Georgia], concurrently redesignated as new 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry)

(2d and 3d Battalions, 27th Infantry, organized April-July 1901 at Plattsburg Barracks, New York, and Fort McPherson, Georgia)

Assigned 1 March 1921 to the Hawaiian Division

Relieved 1 October 1941 from assignment to the Hawaiian Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Relieved 1 February 1957 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 27 July 1987 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

27th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Philippine Insurrection: Mindanao

World War I: Siberia 1918; Siberia 1919

World War II: Central Pacific; Guadalcanal; Northern Solomons (with arrowhead); Luzon

Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam: Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Armed Forces Expeditions: Panama


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for SANGNYONG-NI

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for TAEGU

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HAN RIVER

Valorous Unit Award for CU CHI DISTRICT

Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for MASAN-CHINJU

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for MUNSAN-NI

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA

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