Our 431 in patches are 100% embroidered with velcro backing. The 31st infantry division was an infantry division of the united states army national guard, active almost continuously from 1917 to 1968. Army infantry regiment patches us army patches army unit patches and army regiment patches flying tigers surplus. Redesignated 10 september 1965 as headquarters and headquarters company, 4th battalion, 31st infantry, assigned to the 196th infantry brigade, and activated at fort devens, massachusetts organic elements concurrently constituted and activated. The 31st infantry regiment the campaign for the national. Army 31st infantry regiment military patch bravo bears. The 31st infantry regiment polar bears of the united states army was formed on august. Originally formed at fort william mckinley in the philippine islands on august 1916 using troops from several existing regimentsthe 8th, th, 15th, and.
Duty stations the 31st infantry regiment association. When the regiment was reactivated in korea in 1946, it was assigned to the 7th infantry division left. It remained part of the 7th until 1957 when infantry regiments. Custom patches for the 4th battalion, 31st infantry regimen. World war, 19391945 regimental histories 31st division united. The 31st infantry was a part of american expeditionary forces siberia aefs that included the 27th infantry regiment and several support units under the command of major general william s. The polar bears constituted 1 july 1916 in the regular army as the 31st infantry. Army, army national guard, army reserve units, and sold in the army post exchanges. In almost 100 years of service, the 31st infantry regiment has played a role in every major conflict and military operation involving the u.
Consolidated 30 september 1917 with the 1st battalion, 31st infantry organized 18301831 in michigan. Thereafter, the 1st battle group 31st infantry served with the 7th infantry division until 1963 when it was replaced by the 1st and 2nd battalions 31st infantry. They remained with the 7th until 1971 when the division was inactivated in korea. Composed of men from alabama, florida, georgia, louisiana, and mississippi at various points in its existence, the division saw service in both world war i and world war ii, and was mobilized during the korean war, although it was not sent overseas in the latter. This facebook page is dedicated to the men that served as members of the dixie division, the 31st infantry division, in. Infantry regiment association past and present pro patria. Regiment converted to battle groups unit location dates. Organized in 1917 during world war i from the national guardsmen of alabama, florida, and georgi. Assigned 22 october 1921 to the philippine division. The 1st battalion remained in korea as part of the 2nd infantry division right until 1987. Relieved 26 june 1931 from assignment to the philippine division. Find great deals on ebay for 31st infantry and 31st infantry regiment.
Our 31st division patch is a regulation, full color, embroidered military patch. United states army 31st infantry regiment patch polar bear patch white polar bear on top of a blue scroll with the words pro patria in white. This page is used to share reenlistment ceremony photos and other retention information. Table of contents hide copyright title page history of the. The 31st infantry regiment polar bears of the united states army was formed on august 1916, and was part of usaffes philippine division during world war ii. The 31st departed the philippines in august 1918 for the russian port of vladivostok, arriving on 21 august. Shoulder patches the 31st infantry regiment association. This patch would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your patch collection. The unit is rare in that it was formed and has spent most of its life on nonamerican soil.541 612 471 976 469 75 1327 1194 967 837 342 1022 780 1318 798 1630 490 593 1465 323 1069 1534 57 115 195 572 1382 623 206 1092 458 332 688 603 841 675 153 596