79th Infantry Division (United States)

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The 79th Infantry Division ("Cross of Lorraine") is a unit of the United States Army.

It was activated August 1917, was active overseas, during World War I, from July 1918 to May 1919 when it returned stateside. It was deactivated June 1919. "Throughout its entire World War I campaign, the division suffered some 6,874 casualties with 1,151 killed and 5,723 wounded."[1]

The unit was reactivated, July 15, 1942 at Camp Pickett, VA., in World War II, was deployed overseas as of Apr. 4, 11944, returned Dec. 10, 1945 and was, once again, deactivated Dec. 20, 1945. [2]

"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. "[3]

The 79th Infantry Division is nicknamed "The Cross of Lorraine Division". The shoulder patch as displayed depicted the Cross of Lorraine.


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