WW II History

 

18th Infantry Regiment

            

VANGARDS”

 

                                                                                                    

 

Photo: SC 171890 - Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, dug-in in the hills south of El Guettar, Tunisia, North Africa, during the Allied advance towards Gabes, North Africa. 3/21/43.

SC 171890 – Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, dug-in in the hills south of El Guettar, Tunisia, North Africa, during the Allied advance towards Gabes, North Africa. 3/21/43.

Photo: SC 171892 - Foxholes and slit trenches south of El Guettar, Tunisia, North Africa.Company D, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. 3/23/43.

SC 171892 – Foxholes and slit trenches south of El Guettar, Tunisia, North Africa. Company D, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. 3/23/43.

 

 

 

 

Photo: SC 248231 - S/SGT George Talbert, 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, crouches near a tree at the edge of a firebreak as the 18th Infantry Regiment drives through the forest near Sourbrodt, Belgium. 19 Dec 1944. Photographer: T/5 Bill Augustine.

SC 248231 – S/SGT George Talbert, 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, crouches near a tree at the edge of a firebreak as the 18th Infantry Regiment drives through the forest near Sourbrodt, Belgium. 19 Dec 1944. Photographer: T/5 Bill Augustine.

 

 

Photo: SC 198180 - A patrol of Company F, 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, searches the woods between Eupen and Butgenbach, Belgium, for German parachutists who were dropped in that area. 12/18/44. Photographer: Runyan.

SC 198180 – A patrol of Company F, 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, searches the woods between Eupen and Butgenbach, Belgium, for German parachutists who were dropped in that area. 12/18/44. Photographer: Runyan.

Photo: SC 198297 - Men of Company M, 3d Battalion 18th Infantry Regiment,1st Infantry Drivision, lay in wait for German paratroopers being driven out of the woods in Sourbrodt, Belgium, by other men of the regiment. 12/18/44.

SC 198297 – Men of Company M, 3d Battalion 18th Infantry Regiment,1st Infantry Drivision, lay in wait for German paratroopers being driven out of the woods in Sourbrodt, Belgium, by other men of the regiment. 12/18/44.

 

 

 

 

Photo: SC 248456 - Infantrymen of Company F, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. First Army, move through the town of Stockheim, Germany, as artillery lays barrage on next objectives. 2/27/45. Photographer: T/5 Ernest Braun.

SC 248456 – Infantrymen of Company F, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. First Army, move through the town of Stockheim, Germany, as artillery lays barrage on next objectives. 2/27/45. Photographer: T/5 Ernest Braun.

Photo: SC 248439 - Infantrymen of the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. First Army, move up into Frauwullesheim, Germany, after crossing the Roer River. Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. 2/28/45. Photographer: T/3 Jack Kitzerow.

SC 248439 – Infantrymen of the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. First Army, move up into Frauwullesheim, Germany, after crossing the Roer River. Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. 2/28/45. Photographer: T/3 Jack Kitzerow.

 

 

 

 

Photo: SC 248477 - Second wave of Company F (18th Infantry), moves out about 800 yards behind the first wave, deployed in wide skirmish line. Movement of waves of infantrymen followed by tanks, is watched from observation post in a factory in Weilerwist, Germany. Unit participating are: 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division; Battery B, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division; and Company A, 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion, and 745th Tank Battalion, both attached to the 1st Infantry Division. 3/5/45. Photographer: T/5 Edward Norbuth.

SC 248477 – Second wave of Company F (18th Infantry), moves out about 800 yards behind the first wave, deployed in wide skirmish line. Movement of waves of infantrymen followed by tanks, is watched from observation post in a factory in Weilerwist, Germany. Unit participating are: 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division; Battery B, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division; and Company A, 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion, and 745th Tank Battalion, both attached to the 1st Infantry Division. 3/5/45. Photographer: T/5 Edward Norbuth.

 

 

                                                                                   World War II
  Algeria_French Morrocco (with arrowhead)
  Tunisia
  Sicily (with arrowhead)
  Northern France
  Rhineland
  Ardennes-Alsace
  Central Europe





DECORATIONS

 

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BEJA, TUNISIA
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered AACHEN, GERMANY
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH LONG PROVINCE
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered DI AN
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1994
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MEUSE-ARGONNE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered KASSERINE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • French Medaille Militaire, Fourragere
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
    • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at MONS
    • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at EUPEN-MALMEDY
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