48th Infantry Regiment

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Welcome to our site! 

My Image File Its mission is a focal point for information and contacts on the 48th Infantry of all eras, with particular focus on those of the 3rd Armored Division  (SPEARHEAD).  The 48th Infantry was the “Pride of USAREUR”.  The 2nd Bn commander, LTC Ben F. Marshall had us answer the phones that way when he was commanding officer 1963-4.   
1st Bn 48th Infantry reactivated!  Visit the “48th Today” page for greetings from a past commanding officer of the 1st Battalion and other information about the Dragoon mission today.

What is on this site: Below in red are a series of links to the contents of this site.

  • Memories:  A collection of contributed memories of our time in the Dragoons with the 3rd Armored Division (SPEARHEAD) arranged by years.
  • Roster:  A listing of those who served with the Dragoons.  It is compiled by year from those  who have checked in on this site.
  • Photos:  A growing collection of photos of the Kaserne, G-town, Hohenfels, Graf, Wildflecken, and the field. This section is arranged by years, then by contributors.
  • 48th today:  A message from a past C.O. of the 48th Infantry at Fort Wood, a link to their Brigade, and a page on the 48th Infantry historical artifacts in possession at Fort Wood.
  • History:  A history of the 48th Infantry from World War 1, Mexican Border,  WW 2, Korean War, and Cold War including the 1st Bn at Worms, Germany.  Medal of Honor Winner, Regimental Honors, and the Historical Collection at Fort Wood.
  • Insignias:  The 48th Infantry insignias such as the coat of arms, crest, and uniform distinctions between the 1st and 2nd battalions are displayed and explained

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World War I 48th Infantry collar insignia worn by
Lt. George F. Ludington 1917-1918;
donated to the Regimental Collection by his son, Nicholas

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