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  1. U. S. ARMY 79TH INFANTRY DIVISION (CROSS OF LORRAINE) - The 79th Infantry Division ("Cross of Lorraine") was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II. World War I. Activated: August 1917; Overseas: July 1918; Major operations: Meuse-Argonne; Casualties: Total-6,874 (KIA-1,151 ; WIA-5,723) Inactivated: June 1919; World War II

  2. Mar 13, 2013 · United States Army, "The Cross of Lorraine: a combat history of the 79th Infantry Division, June 1942-December 1945" (1946). World War Regimental Histories . 39.

  3. The Cross Of Lorraine: A Combat History Of The 79th Infantry Division, June 1942-December 1945 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION SECTION I — Through France, 14 June 1944 — 29 August 1944. Chapter 1 — Cherbourg Chapter 2 — La Haye du Puits and the Breakthrough Chapter 3 — To the Seine Bridgehead SECTION II — To Belgium and Back, 31 ...

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    Activated: August 1917
    Overseas: July 1918
    Major Operations: Meuse-Argonne
    Activated: 15 June 1942 at Camp Pickett, Virginia
    Overseas: 7 April 1944
    Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe
    Days of combat: 248

    The 79th Infantry Division is currently operating as the 79th Sustainment Support Command (SSC) headquartered at Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) Los Alamitos, California. The 79th SSC was officially activated on December 1, 2009 with the mission of providing trained, ready, cohesive, well-led sustainment units for world-wide deployment to meet the U.S. Army’s rotational and contingency mission requirements in support of the National Military Strategy. The 79th SSC is the higher headquarters of over 20,000 U.S. Army Reserve Sustainment Soldiers organized into over 200 units dispersed throughout the Western United States. Major subordinate commands of the 79th SSC include the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (ESC) in San Antonio, Texas, the 311th ESC in Los Angeles, California, the 364th ESC in Marysville, Washington, and the 451st ESCin Wichita, Kansas. As the Operational Command Posts of a Theater Sustainment Command – the ESCs plan, coordinate synchronize, monitor, and con...

    Nickname: Cross of Lorraine Division.
    Shoulder patch: White bordered blue shield on which is superimposed a cross of Lorraine.

    This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950".

  5. 79th INFANTRY DIVISION - Cross of Lorraine. Activated 15 Jun 1942• Entered Combat 19 Jun 1944 Normandy • Days of Combat 248 • Casualties 15,203

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    • Assignment and Attachment to Higher Units

    Commanding Officer, 315th Infantry

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    1. Normandy 2. Northern France 3. Rhineland 4. Central Europe

    Individual Awards

    Prisoners of War Taken 35,466

    313th Infantry
    314th Infantry
    315th Infantry
    79th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

    (-) Indicates relieved from assignment [page 263] COMMAND POSTS [pages 264-267] Return to Table of Contents

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