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When this regiment was organized in 1901, the color of Infantry facings was white, which has been taken for the color of the shield. As soon as organized the regiment went to the Philippines, seeing active service against the Moros in Mindanao. The kris and kampilan, the Moro weapons, commemorate such service.
In the World War the 28th Infantry was in the 1st Division, and was the attacking regiment at Cantigny, the first important engagement of our Army in that war. Cantigny is in the ancient province of Picardy, whose arms carried three black rampant lions. The regiment was cited twice in Army Orders by the French for distinguished services rendered at Cantigny and Soissons, and was awarded the fourragre, which is incorporated as a part of the crest. The motto is Vincit Amor Patriae (Love of Country Conquers).
The coat of arms was approved on 11 Dec 1920.
We are an organization of veterans who served in the 28th US Infantry Regiment, its Battle Groups or Battalions in WW I, WW II, the Vietnam War, Iraq and during peacetime as well.
Membership in the 28th U.S. Infantry Regiment Association is open to anyone who ever served in any unit of the 28th Infantry (The 28th Infantry Regiment, or the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Battalions of the 28th Infantry, or the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Battle Groups) of the 28th Infantry, at any time, and to the blood relatives of anyone who so served.
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2-28 In Century Of Valor Annex
The transition from combat operations to Foreign Internal Defense training presents many challenges to both the leadership and soldiers of the United States Army in Iraq. Task Force 2-28's experience during its deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom demonstrated the success with which today's Army units are rising to the many challenges of a new operational environment and mission. Following the approval of the Iraqi Security Agreement, the task force continued to successfully transition from a counterinsurgency operational mind set to that of supporting and fostering an Iraqi-led effort to secure and stabilize the Babil and Karbala provinces. The Black Lions derived their success largely from three factors: tough, realistic training for both the Task Forces soldiers and their Iraqi counterparts, meaningful partnerships with Iraqi leadership through key leader engagements, and commitment to improving Iraqi daily life through numerous projects.