1st Infantry Division (United States)

1st Infantry Division (United States)

1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One" (1942–1945)
Parent unit 1st Infantry Division
Components
  • 16th Infantry Regiment
  • 18th Infantry Regiment
  • 26th Infantry Regiment
  • 5th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm)
  • 7th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm)
  • 32nd Field Artillery Battalion (105mm)
  • 33rd Field Artillery Battalion (155mm)
  • 745th Tank Battalion (June 1944 – May 1945)
US infantry divisions (1939–present)
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2nd Infantry Division

The 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army is the oldest division in the United States Army. It has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917. It was officially nicknamed the The Big Red One after its shoulder patch and is also nicknamed The Fighting First. However, with typical soldier gallows humor, the division has also received troop monikers of The Big Dead One and The Bloody First as puns on the respective officially-sanctioned nicknames. It is currently based at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Read more about 1st Infantry Division (United States):  World War I, Interwar Period, World War II, Insignia, Current Structure

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