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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 379th Infantry Regiment

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The 379th Infantry Regiment

History of the Regiment

  Constituted 5 September 1918 in the National Army as the 379th Infantry and assigned to the 95th Division. Organized 24 September 1918 at Camp Sherman, Ohio. Demobilized 10-20 December 1918 at Camp Sherman. Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves and assigned to the 95th Division. Organized during November 1921 with Headquarters at Enid, 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 12 February 1947 with Headquarters at Hot Springs, Arkansas. (Organized Reserves redesignated Organized Reserve Corps 25 March 1948; redesignated Army Reserve 9 July 1952.) Headquarters relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas, 31 January 1955. Relieved from the 95th Infantry Division 1 April 1955 and redesignated as the 379th Regiment (Basic Combat Training).


Campaign Streamers

World War II
Northern France
Central Europe 

Decorations - None


Coat of Arms

Shield: Azure, on a bend gules, fimbriated or, three bendlets wavy of the like.


Crest: The shield is blue for infantry.  The charges are in part emblematic of Oklahoma and refer to the organization of the regiment in that State after World War l.  The bend represents the "Cherokee Strip" of land ceded to the Cherokee Indians, which was practically all contained within the area to which the regiment was originally allocated. The three gold wavy bendlets represent the three rivers which cross Northern Oklahoma, the Arkansas, the Cimarron, and the Canadian Rivers. Oklahoma was a part of the Louisiana Purchase and of the Spanish Conquest. Blue is the color of France and the blue shield has a dual significance. Yellow and red are the colors of Spain and red is also typical of the Indian country; therefore, the bend is red and the bendlets gold.


Motto: Ad Finem (To the end)


Distinctive Insignia

  The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The sample of the insignia was approved 7 May 1926.

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