1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment

7077 Stands Alone, Fort Campbell (KY), 42223, United States

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Mission The Blue Spaders are Disciplined, Competent, and Confident Soldiers supported by Strong and Ready Families

The Blue Spaders are an agile and flexible learning organization who are known for our Regimental spirit of “Courage, Resourceful Daring, and Relentless Pursuit of the Enemy.”

The Blue Spaders live up to our Army Values every day
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At the beginning of the 20th Century, the United States Army was sorely pressed to meet its overseas commitments in Cuba..., the Philippines, and Puerto Rico. As a result, in 1901 Congress authorized 5 additional Regular Army Infantry regiments; the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th Infantry. All 5 regiments subsequently served the Army well. The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry traces its lineage back to when it was first organized on 25 December 1900 in the Regular Army at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, as Company A, 1st Provisional Battalion of Infantry. It was consolidated on 7 February 1901 with Company A, 26th Infantry (which was first constituted on 2 February 1901 in the Regular Army), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 26th Infantry.

The 26th Infantry began its life overseas in the Philippines and spent its first 20 years of service on deployments to the Southwest Pacific, the Mexican and Indian frontier and in Europe. It earned its first battle streamer during the Philippine Insurrection within 2 years of its forming as a unit.

After returning to the same location for another tour of duty (a habit the 26th Infantry Regiment would keep for the entire century), the 26th Infantry Regiment fought off Mexican bandits and settled disputes in the Indian Territory until it was selected as one of only 4 Regular Army Infantry Regiments deemed fit for immediate combat to form the 1st American Expeditionary Division in June of 1917. This expeditionary division would later be redesignated the 1st Division (and subsequently the 1st Infantry Division) and thus began ths 26th Infantry Regiment's long association with the Big Red One.

As part of the first American soldiers to arrive in France, the 26th Infantry Regiment immediately left for the front. Along with its sister regiments of the 1st Division, it earned more campaign streamers than any other regiments during the First World War, but at a terrible cost. Over 900 members of the Regiment their l

Awards • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STOLBERG
• Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ADHAMIYAH DISTRICT BAGHDAD 2006-2007
• Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AP GU
• Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ
• Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ (OCT-NOV 2004)
• Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN 2008-2009
• Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
• Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
• 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 Médaille 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
• Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970
Company B additionally entitled to:
• Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE FEB-OCT 2007
• Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered ANBAR PROVINCE FEB 2006-FEB 2007
Company C additionally entitled to:
• Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN JUL 2013-FEB 2014
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