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 "Your Division Commander tells me he has a fine division and it's ready for combat. I have asked him to write me a letter two weeks after I commit you to battle and tell me if he still has a fine division."

General George S. Patton Jr., commander of the 3rd Army Corps

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The 378th Infantry Regiment

History of the Regiment

  Constituted 5 September 1918 in the National Army as the 378th Infantry and assigned to the 95th Division. (Was to be organized in France from personnel of 2d Pioneer Infantry but never accomplished.) Disbanded 22 December 1918. Reconstituted 24 June '1921 in the Organized Reserves and assigned to the 95th Division. Organized during January 1922 with Headquarters at McAlester, Oklahoma.

  Ordered into active military service, less personnel, and organized 15 July 1942 at Camp Swift, Texas. Inactivated 12 October 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Activated 14 March 1947 with Headquarters at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Organized Reserves redesignated Organized Reserve Corps 25 March 1948; redesignated Army Reserve 9 July 1952.) Relieved from the 95th Infantry Division 1 April 1959 and redesignated as the 378th Regiment (Basic Combat Training).


Campaign Streamers

World War II
Northern France
Central Europe 


  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MOSELLE RIVER (2d Battalion, 378th Infantry cited; WD GO 21, 1945)    See the citation...

  French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered METZ (2d Battalion, 378th Infantry cited: DA GO 43, 1950)


Coat of Arms

Shield: Azure, five wigwams, two, one, and two, or.


Crest: The shield is blue for infantry. The five wigwams represent the five civilized tribes, namely, the Choctaws, Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, in whose domain the regiment was first organized in 1922. The motto, in the Choctaw Indian tongue, means "Stand firm."


Motto: Hikia Kallo (Stand firm)


Distinctive Insignia

  The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The sample of the insignia was approved 5 June 1933.  

My specials tanks to Theresa Bunn.

Others informations

See the casualty list of Company "I", 378th Infantry Regiment...

See the casualty list of Company "L", 378th Infantry Regiment...