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  Welcome to the 4thInfantry.org
Our membership is made up of World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Cold War, Persian Gulf and Peacetime veterans of the 4th Infantry Division along with active duty Ivymen and women serving at Ft. Hood Texas (home of the division), Ft. Carson Colorado and around the world.
The 4th Infantry Division National Monument(US & Division Colors added for the ceremony).
The helmet lying on the base was worn by MG John F. Ruggles when he landed with the Division on D-Day.
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  The 2nd Infantry Division
In April 1945, the 2nd Infantry Division overran Leipzig-Schönefeld, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp, where the camp staff forced the prisoners to work for the Hugo Schneider AG (Hasag) firm.
After occupying the camp, the members of the 2nd Infantry Division arranged for proper burial of the dead and collected evidence to be used in the prosecution of the SS personnel.
The 2nd Infantry Division was recognized as a liberating unit by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10006133   (481 words)

  Infantry - LoveToKnow 1911
Here therefore infantry had a special function, and in so far ceased to be " residue." The communal militia was an early and inadequate expression of the town-spirit that was soon to produce the solid burgher-militia of Flanders and Germany and after that the trained bands of the English cities and towns.
Their van was driven back by the French communal infantry and professional crossbowmen, whereupon Robert of Artois, true feudal leader as he was, ordered his infantry to clear the way for the cavalry and without even giving them time to do so pushed through their ranks with a formless mass of gendarmerie.
For meantime the infantry organization and tactics of the old regime, elsewhere than in England, had been disintegrated by the flames of the French Revolution, and from their ashes a new system had arisen, which forms the real starting-point of the infantry tactics of to-day.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Infantry   (14765 words)

  Infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infantry was the primary combat arm of the period in open battles, as a result of multiple factors, including the cultural bias toward hand-to-hand combat and the relatively limited effectiveness of ranged weapons.
This situation slowed the advance of infantry tactics and weapon technologies; those that were developed by the end of the Middle Ages included the use of long spears or halberds to counter the long reach of knights' lances, and the increased use of ranged to counter the cavalry's advantages of momentum, speed, height, and reach.
Infantry traditionally have been the main force to overrun these units in the past, and in modern combat are used to pursue enemy forces in constricted terrain (urban areas in particular), where faster forces, such as armored vehicles are incapable of going or would be exposed to ambush.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Infantry   (2741 words)

 Infantry - Wikinfo
The dominance of cavalry was not threatened until the Hundred Years War, where the development of the longbow saw French knights heavily defeated by well-disciplined infantry, archers, and dismounted cavalry at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt.
In the 1890s and later, some countries used bicycle infantry, but the real revolution in mobility started in the 1920s with the use of motor vehicles, resulting in motorised infantry.
Modern-day infantry is supported by armoured fighting vehicles, artillery, and aircraft, but are still the only kind of military force that can take and hold ground, and thus remain essential to fighting wars.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Infantry   (1696 words)

The Infantry closes with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver in order to destroy or capture him or to repel his assault by fire, close combat, and counterattack.
The infantry rifle company is organized and equipped to close with the enemy to kill him, destroy his equipment, and shatter his will to resist.
Infantry leaders on the modem battlefield must be capable of using their initiative and making rapid decisions to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/infantry.htm   (1825 words)

 Infantry Info-Organization
Infantry composed the bulk of all nineteenth century armies.
The sergeant is also responsible for insuring that each member of their unit is trained to competency, that all government property issued to members of their unit is properly maintained and accounted for at all times and discrepancies are promptly reported.
The uniform of the infantry soldier was a light blue wool jacket with wool pants.
www.nps.gov /fosc/infantry_info3.htm   (1298 words)

 S2 Briefing: Infantry Units
Infantry combat in Axis and Allies Miniatures can be a smaller factor in tank dominated skirmishes.
However, the infantry portion is very important and does have the ability to turn the tide of a conflict if used properly.
If this unit is able to enter the hex holding the enemy infantry, it is almost an assured defeat for the enemy.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=ah/aam/ah20060327c   (1981 words)

 Infantry Strategy for Axis & Allies
Of all the units in Axis and Allies, infantry are second to last in the glamour department (last place goes to the workhorses of the sea, the transports).
If the attacker loses more than two infantry units in the assault and in fighting off the counterattack, then he'd better hang onto the Caucasus for more than one turn, or the exchange is a net loss in terms of IPCs.
To reliably win the battle and have enough surviving infantry to protect the armor against counterattack requires an assault force of at least 10 infantry and four or five tanks -- a minimum of 55 IPCs in the attack, almost two-to-one against the defenders.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=ah/article/ah20020724a   (1322 words)

 infantry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Infantry has often been divided into heavy infantry, which used to wear armor and now fights with tanks, and light infantry, which used to include skirmishers, slingers, and bowmen and now includes commandos and troops with only light tanks.
In ancient wars, infantry was armed with swords, spears, slings, and bows.
Infantry declined as the major fighting force in Eurasia after the 4th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/in/infantry.html   (303 words)

 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
The majority of the 4th Infantry Division reached central and southern Iraq by January of 2006 while a detachment of 350 4th ID support brigade troops were deployed earlier, in September of 2005, to coordinate the transfer of the division’s equipment.
The 4th Infantry Division is the decisive element of III Corps, the nation's Counteroffensive Force, which forms the nucleus of the Army's capability to fight and win decisively over the next 15 to 20 years.
The transformation of the 4th Infantry Division from a "legacy" division to a "modular" configuration is in tune with the dramatic changes being felt throughout the Army as it carries through and adopts its strategic vision for the future.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/4id.htm   (2811 words)

 Infantry in Battle
INFANTRY IN BATTLE was prepared by the Military History and Publications Section of The Infantry School under the direction of Colonel George C. Marshall.
The 2d and 3d Battalions of the 411th Infantry and the 1st Battalion of the 6th Infantry, having established themselves as a flank guard to the south, were to push forward to Marchavenne when successively liberated by the advance of the 15th Division on the south.
The dislocation of the 6th Infantry's attack, which in turn compromised that of the entire division, appears to have been caused by the brash attempt of the 3d Battalion to cross terrain that was utterly devoid of cover without proper artillery support.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/iib_iji/iib_iji.asp   (20981 words)

 Sailors as Infantry in the U.S. Navy
The use of sailors as infantry (and as artillerymen ashore) was common during the 19th century.
Landing exercises involving sailors as the primary source of infantry were in the latter part of the 19th century conducted on a schedule comparable to exercises involving fleet tactics.
Infantry skills were considered very important and the consensus was that they, like fleet tactics, improved with practical exercise.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/naval_infantry.htm   (6235 words)

 infantry - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Infantry, largest and oldest branch of all armies, made up of soldiers who fight chiefly on foot, using light weapons.
- foot soldiers: soldiers who are trained to fight on foot, or a unit of such soldiers of infantry making up a regiment
army, ground forces, troops, infantry, soldiers, foot soldiers, land army
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The background of all the infantry regimental flags is flag blue with yellow fringe.
White was the color used for Infantry until 1851 at which time light or saxony blue was prescribed for the pompon and for the trimming on Infantry horse furniture.
The Infantry is the oldest branch in the Army.
www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil /branches/Infantry.htm   (494 words)

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WHILE THE 369TH, 371ST AND 372D INFANTRY REGIMENTS were serving in the Meuse-Argonne (Champagne) Offensive with the French Fourth Army, the 370th Infantry was participating in the Oise-Aisne Offensive with the French Tenth Army.
The combat measures of performance for military units, including infantry squads and platoons, are the abilities of the soldiers and the unit to shoot, move, communicate, and survive.
While German infantry and armor roared ahead to the Elsenborn-Eupen road where they were to join forces with their paratroopers, Nazis cut off and surrounded the 1st Bns.
www.lycos.com /info/infantry.html   (497 words)

Most of the procedures for moving infantry formations and the tactics used on the battlefield during the Civil War were derived from those used during the Napoleonic and Mexican-American wars that took place earlier in the 19th century.
The infantry of Company A is organized around the same type of military structure used in the 1860's.
Upon joining the infantry a "fresh fish" is assigned to the Fourth Squad for training and is partnered with a veteran.
www.thirdmaine.org /infantry.htm   (483 words)

 Infantry Structure   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The infantry division was the smallest Army organization deemed capable of conducting independent combat operations, as virtually all ground combat and support capabilities were possessed by units assigned to the division.
An infantry regiment of an infantry division7 was composed of three infantry battalions (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and “regimental troops” consisting of a regimental headquarters and headquarters company, an antitank company, a cannon company, a service company, and a regimental medical detachment.
That the soldiers who served the cause of freedom and fought so nobly for mankind and their comrades KNEW this dismal reality, yet soldiered on in spite of it is a wonder and a great testament to the character of the American GI of WWII, whose footsteps I followed with awe and great pride.
www.trailblazersww2.org /divisionhistory/foster_infantry_structure.htm   (2678 words)

 Profor Infantry
Unlike a standard drop infantry regiment, which typically fight with only what they can carry on their battlesuited backs, the 1,600 Protected Force Troops require quite a bit more in the way of vehicles and support.
Because drop infantry doctrine calls for the ultimate shoot and scoot strategy no provision is made for field replenishment of the FSVs, and support vehicles do not deploy with them.
Infantry is typically either Lift Infantry, which is transported by grav vehicles and possesses artillery and grav tank support assets or Rapid Interface troops, which make up Jump Infantry Regiments.
members.cox.net /carlino/ProForInfantry.htm   (1823 words)

 The infantry regiments of the British Army of 1914-1918
Considered to be the elite of the infantry of the Regular Army, the Guards had no battalions of the Territorial Force and raised none for the New Armies.
In common with all other infantry regiments regiments they eventually took in both volunteers and conscripts but the Guards took care to maintain their pre-war standards of efficiency and were amongst the infantry most feared by the enemy.
Some infantry regiments were exclusively composed of part-time volunteer soldiers of the Territorial Force and had no Regular or New Army battalions.
www.1914-1918.net /regiments.htm   (282 words)

 ::Infantry weapons in World War One::
The infantryman in World War One was equipped with standard issue weapons at the start of the war but by the end of World War One, most infantrymen had become adept at using other weapons that had been developed as the war had progressed.
The British infantry man was issued with the Lee Enfield 0.303 rifle.
In fact, it was the well drilled infantry of the BEF using their standard issue Lee Enfield.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /infantry_weapons_in_world_war_on.htm   (701 words)

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