HERALDIC ITEMS

 

Coat of Arms

 

             

 

COAT OF ARMS  

Shield: Per fess embattled argent and azure, in chief a bundle of five arrows sable armed and flitted gules, in base a sun in splendor or. (And for informal use, supporters: The escutcheon displayed in front of two Springfield rifles proper crossed in saltire and encircled by a belt azure fimbriated argent, bearing the regimental motto of the last, and with a buckle of the same in base charged with the numeral "22" of the first.)

Crest: -On a wreath of the colors a five-bastioned fort divided fesswise or and gules, fimbriated gules and or, charged with a royal palm proper.

Motto: "Deeds Not Words"

Symbolism: The shield is white and blue, the old and present infantry colors. The embattled partition line is for the wars in which the Regiment has taken part. The arrows stand for five Indian Campaigns; the sun in splendor was the old Katipunan device in the Philippine Insurrection.

The crest is for the War with Spain, being the badge of the V Corps in the Spanish colors, and charged with a royal palm to commemorate the fact that the 22nd Infantry was the first Regiment to land on Cuban soil in that war.

DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA

The distinctive insignia is the shield of the coat of arms.

LINEAGE AND HONORS

LINEAGE

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 2nd Battalion, l3th Infantry. Organized 15 May 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as the 22nd Infantry. Consolidated 1-31 May 1869 with the 3lst Infantry (see Annex) and consolidated unit designated as the 22nd Infantry.

Assigned 24 March 1923 to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division). (lst Battalion inactivated 30 June 1927 at Fort McPherson, Georgia; activated 1 June 1940 at Fort McClellan, Alabama.) Inactivated 1 March 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina. Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Ord, California.

Relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent Regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System.

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 3rd Battalion, l3th Infantry. Organized in December 1865 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as the 31st Infantry. Consolidated 1-31 May 1869 with the 22nd Infantry and consolidated unit designated as the 22nd Infantry.

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Indian Wars

World War II

Little Big Horn

Normandy (with arrowhead)

Pine Ridge

Northern France

North Dakota 1868

Rhineland

North Dakota 1869

Ardennes-Alsace

Montana 1872

Central Europe

   
War With Spain

Vietnam

Santiago

Counteroffensive, Phase II

 

Counteroffensive, Phase III

Philippine Insurrection

Tet Counteroffensive, 68

Manila

Counteroffensive, Phase IV, 68

Malolos

Counteroffensive, Phase V, 68

San Isidro

Counteroffensive, Phase VI, 68-69

Mindanao

Tet 69/ Counteroffensive 69

Jolo

Summer-Fall 1969

Luzon 1900

Winter-Spring 1970

 

Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970

 

Counteroffensive Phase VII, 70-71

   

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST (22nd Infantry cited; WD GO 37, 1946)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. GILLIS MARIGNY (22nd Infantry cited; WD GO 14, 1945)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARENTAN (3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited;. WD GO 85,1944)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUOI-TRE, VIETNAM (2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion (less Company C), 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 59,1968) * FSB - Gold, March 21st, 1967

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE (3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 42, 1969)

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KONTUM (lst Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43,1970)

Belgian Fourragere 1940 (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950) Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

United States Army Unit Awards.

Presidential Unit Citation (PUC)

Awarded to units of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occuring on or after 7 DEC 41. The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. The degree of heroism required is the same as that which would warrant award of a Distinguished Service Cross to an individual. Extended periods of combat duty or participation in a large number of operational missions, either ground or air, is not sufficient.

Only on rare occasions will a unit larger than a battalion qualify for award of the decoration. It is authorized for purchase and wear as a permanent part of the uniform by those individuals who served with the unit during the cited period. It may be worn temporarily by those persons serving in the unit subsequent to the cited period.

Valorous Unit Award (VU)

Criteria are the same as those for the Presidential Unit Citation except that the degree of valor required is that which would merit award of the Silver Star to an individual.

The initial eligibility date is 3 AUG 63. The emblem is a scarlet ribbon with the Silver Star color design superimposed in the center.

 

1st BATTALION, 22nd INFANTRY

 

RA (4th Infantry Division)(Mechanized)

LINEAGE

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Companies A and I, 2nd Battalion, l3th Infantry. Organized in May 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Companies A and I, 22nd Infantry.

Companies A and I, 22nd Infantry consolidated 4 May 1869 and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 22nd Infantry. (22nd Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 4th Division [later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division].) Inactivated 30 June 1927 at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Activated 1 June 1940 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Inactivated 1 March l946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina. Activated 15 July l947 at Fort Ord, California.

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, lst Battle Group, 22nd Infantry and remained assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated). Reorganized and redesignated 1 October l963 as the lst Battalion, 22nd Infantry. Inactivated August 1984 at Fort Carson, Colorado and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). Activated May 1986 at Fort Drum, New York and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light). Relieved February 1996 from assignment to the 10th Mountain Division (Light) and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Hood, Texas.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Indian Wars

World War II

Little Big Horn

*Normandy (with arrowhead)

*Pine Ridge

* Northern France

North Dakota 1868

*Rhineland

North Dakota 1869

*Ardennes-Alsace

Montana 1872

*Central Europe

   
War With Spain

Vietnam

*Santiago

*Counteroffensive, Phase II

 

*Counteroffensive, Phase III

Philippine Insurrection

*Tet Counteroffensive, 68

* Manila

Counteroffensive, Phase IV, 68

* Malolos

Counteroffensive, Phase V, 68

*San Isidro

Counteroffensive, Phase VI, 68-69

*Mindanao

Tet 69/ Counteroffensive 69

* Jolo

Summer-Fall 1969

*Luzon 1900

Winter-Spring 1970

 

Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970

 

Counteroffensive Phase VII, 70-71

 

Somalia

  *Unified Task Force Somalia 1992 - 1993

DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST (22nd Infantry cited; WD G O 37, 1946)

*‘Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. GILLIS-MARIGNY (22nd Infantry cited; WD GO 14, 1945)

* Valorous Unit Award , Streamer embroidered KONTUM (1st Battalion , 22nd Infantry cited , DA GO 43 , 1970 )

*Belgian Fourragere 1940 (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*‘Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*‘Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*‘Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry· with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969 (lst Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 3, 1970)

*Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM l966-1969 (lst Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 53,1970)

*'Joint Meritorious Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious achievement to the Unified Task Force Somalia 05 Dec. 92 to 04 May 93 ( J-ISO-0203-93, DOD Directive 1348.33-M )

 

2nd BATTALION, 22nd INFANTRY

 

RA (10th Mountain Division)(Light)

LINEAGE

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Companies B and K, 2nd Battalion, l3th Infantry. Organized in May 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Companies B and K, 22nd Infantry.

Companies B and K, 22nd Infantry consolidated 4 May 1869 and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 22nd Infantry. (22nd Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 4th Division [later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division].) Inactivated 30 June 1927 at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Activated 1 June 1940 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Inactivated 1 March 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina. Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Ord, California.

Inactivated 1 April 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battle Group, 22nd Infantry. Redesignated 21 August 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized), 22nd Infantry and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted). Battalion activated 1 October 1963 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Relieved 1 August 1967 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. Relieved 15 December 1970 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. Inactivated September 1972 at Fort Carson, Colorado. Activated September 1976 at Fort Carson, Colorado and assigned to Wiesbaden, Germany as part of the 4th Infantry Division (Forward). Inactivated July 1984 in Wiesbaden Germany and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). Activated September 1986 at Fort Drum, New York and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light).

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Indian Wars

World War II

Little Big Horn

*Normandy (with arrowhead)

Pine Ridge

* Northern France

*North Dakota 1868

*Rhineland

North Dakota 1869

*Ardennes-Alsace

Montana 1872

*Central Europe

   
War With Spain

Vietnam

*Santiago

*Counteroffensive, Phase II

 

*Counteroffensive, Phase III

Philippine Insurrection

*Tet Counteroffensive, 68

* Manila

Counteroffensive, Phase IV, 68

* Malolos

Counteroffensive, Phase V, 68

*San Isidro

Counteroffensive, Phase VI, 68-69

*Mindanao

Tet 69/ Counteroffensive 69

Jolo

Summer-Fall 1969

*Luzon 1900

Winter-Spring 1970

 

Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970

DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST (22nd Infantry cited; WD GO 37, 1946)

*‘Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. GILLISMARIGNY (22nd Infantry cited; WD GO 14, 1945)

*‘Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUOI TRE, VIETNAM (2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 59, 1968)

*‘Belgian Fourragere 1940 (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950) *‘Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967 (2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 3, 1970, as amended by DA GO 48,1971 )

*Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968 (2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 48, 1971)

 

3rd BATTALION, 22nd INFANTRY

 

RA (Inactive)

 

LINEAGE

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Companies C and F, 2nd Battalion, l3th Infantry. Organized in July l865 at Camp Dennison. Ohio. Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Companies C and F, 22nd Infantry.

Companies C and F, 22nd Infantry consolidated 1 May 1869 and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 22nd Infantry. (22nd Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division).) Inactivated 30 June 1927 at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Activated 1.June 1940 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Inactivated 1 March l946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina. Activated 15, July 1947 at Fort Ord, California.

Inactivated 1 April 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division; concurrently, reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battle Group, 22nd Infantry. Withdrawn 29 April 1959 from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 96th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted). Battle Group activated 1 June 1959 with Headquarters at Boise, Idaho. Inactivated 15 March 1963 at Boise, Idaho, and relieved from assignment to the 96th Infantry Division.

Redesignated 16 September l965 as the 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry; concurrently, withdrawn from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. Activated 1 November 1965 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Relieved 1 August 1967 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. Inactivated April 1971 at Ft Lewis, Washington. Activated July 1986 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division.  Inactivated 15 July 1995 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division.

Campaign Participation Credit

Indian Wars

World War II

Little Big Horn

*Normandy (with arrowhead)

Pine Ridge

* Northern France

*North Dakota 1868

*Rhineland

*North Dakota 1869

*Ardennes-Alsace

Montana 1872

*Central Europe

War With Spain

Vietnam

*Santiago

*Counteroffensive, Phase II

*Counteroffensive, Phase III

Philippine Insurrection

*Tet Counteroffensive, 68

* Manila

Counteroffensive, Phase IV, 68

* Malolos

Counteroffensive, Phase V, 68

*San Isidro

Counteroffensive, Phase VI, 68-69

*Mindanao

Tet 69/ Counteroffensive 69

Jolo

Summer-Fall 1969

*Luzon 1900

Winter-Spring 1970

Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970

DECORATIONS

*‘Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST (22nd Infantry cited; WD GO 37, 1946)

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. GILLIS-MARIGNY (22d Infantry cited; WD GO 14, 1945)

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARENTAN

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUOI TRE, VIETNAM (3rd Battalion less Company C), 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 59, 1968)

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE (3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 42, 1969)

*Belgian Fourragere 1940 (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*‘Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967 (3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 3, 1970, as amended by DA GO 48,1971 )

*Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968 (3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry cited; DA GO 48, 1971)

 

4th Battalion 22d Infantry

 

RA (Inactive)

 

LINEAGE

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Companies D and E, 2d Battalion, l3th Infantry.

Organized in July 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Companies D and E, 22d Infantry.

Companies D and E, 22d Infantry, consolidated 29 May 1869 and consolidated unit designated as Company D, 22d Infantry.

(22d Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division).

Inactivated 30 June 1927 at Fort McPherson, Georgia;

Activated 1 June 1940 at Fort McClellan, Alabama.

Inactivated 1 March 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina.

Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Ord, California.

Inactivated 1 April 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Divisions; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 22d Infantry.

Redesignated 16 November 1986 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 22d Infantry, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated.)

Inactivated 15 July 1995 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Division.

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Indian Wars World War II
Little Big Horn *Normandy (with arrowhead)
*Pine Ridge *Northern France
North Dakota 1868 *Rhineland
North Dakota 1869 *Ardennes-Alsace
*Montana 1872 *Central Europe
   
War With Spain  
*Santiago  
   
Philippine Insurrection  
*Manila  
*Malolos  
*San Isidro  
*Mindanao  
*Jolo  
*Luzon 1900  

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST (22d Infantry cited; WD GO 37, 1946)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. GILLIS MARIGNY (22d Infantry cited; WD GO 14, 1945)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARENTAN (3d Battalion, 22d Infantry cited;. WD GO 85,1944)

Belgian Fourragere 1940 (22d Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM (22d Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (22d Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

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22nd INFANTRY, BIBLIOGRAPHY

Blumenson, Martin. Breakout and Pursuit. United States Army in World War II. Washington: Government Printing Office,1961.

Boice, William S. History of the Twenty-second United States Infantry in World War II. Phoenix,1959?

Cole, Hugh M. The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge. United States Army in World War II. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1964.

Fowle, Herb. The Men of the Terrible Green Cross. Hillsdale, MI, By Author, 1991.

Harrison, Gordon A. Cross-Channel Attack. United States Army in World War II. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1951.

Historical Section, War Department. Utah Beach to Cherbourg. American Forces in Action Series. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1947.

History of the 4th Infantry Division and Brief Histories of Its Components. Fort Lewis, Washington, 1958.

MacDonald, Charles B. The Battle of Huertgen Forest. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1963.

. The Siegfried Line Campaign. United States Army in World War II. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1963.

Palmer, John M. and William R. Smith. History of the Twenty-Second United States Infantry,1866 . New York?, 1922.

Roderick, David. Deeds not Words: A narrative of the 22nd Infantry Regiment in World War II., Carlsbad, CA, by author 1997.

Rush, Robert Sterling. Paschendale with Treebursts, A History and Analysis of the 22nd Infantry Regiment During the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest 16 November through 3 December 1944. Powell, OH, by author, 1996.

Skehan, William Francis. Military Life of Private William Francis Skehan, Late of the United States Army. Boston: Frank J. McQueeney, 1885. (Author served with the 22nd Infantry from 1869 to 1879.)

Smith, Oskaloosa M. "The Twenty-Second Regiment of Infantry," The Army of the United States, edited by Theophilus F. Rodenbough and William L. Haskin. New York: Maynard, Merrill and Company,1896, pp. 680-691. (Originally published in the Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, XIII (1892), 1043-1054.)

Smith, Oskaloosa M. and R. L. Hamilton. A History of the Twenty-Second United States Infantry. Compiled from Official Sources. Manila: E. C. McCullough and Company, Inc., 1904.

Trindal, Wes. And Then There Were None. Edinburg, VA: By Author, 1997.

Trobriand, Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de. Army Life in Dakota, Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand. Translated by George Francis Will. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Chicago, Lakeside Press, 1941. (Originally published as Vie Militaire dans le Dakota, Notes et Souvenirs. Paris, 1926.)

"Twenty-Second Infantry Regiment," A Pictorial Record of the 4th Infantry Division. Baton Rouge: Army and Navy Publishing Company,1945.

Wilson, George. If You Survive. New York, Ivy Books, 1987.

Thanks to DR. Robert Rush for researching the 22nd Infantry Regiment Lineage and Honors.

 

 

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