|38th Infantry Regiment|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Nickname(s)||Rock of the Marne (special designation) |
|Engagements||World War I|
World War II
War in Afghanistan
|Battalion Commander||LTC Daniel Leard|
|Command Sergeant Major||CSM John S. Ugarte|
|Ulysses G. McAlexander|
Olinto M. Barsanti
|Distinctive unit insignia|
U.S. Infantry Regiments
|37th Infantry Regiment||39th Infantry Regiment|
The 38th Infantry Regiment ("Rock of the Marne") is a United States Army infantry regiment.
The first 38th United States Colored Infantry Regiment served from January 23, 1864 to January 25, 1867.
The second 38th Infantry was first established on 28 July 1866, as part of the Regular Army, one of six segregated, all-black regiments created following the Civil War. It was organized on 1 October of that year at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and was stationed in New Mexico Territory and along the transcontinental railroads then under construction. Cathay Williams, the first recorded African-American female to serve in the U.S. Army, served with the 38th during this time, disguised as a male. On 15 March 1869, the 38th was consolidated with the 41st Infantry Regiment and redesignated as the 24th Infantry Regiment.
Five members of the 38th Infantry were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the Korean War:
|Presidential Unit Citation (United States) (Army)||08/22/1944–08/23/1944||for service for HILL 154, BREST|
|Presidential Unit Citation (United States) (Army)||12/10/1944–12/20/1944||for service for KRINKELT|
|Presidential Unit Citation (United States) (Army)||05/16/1951–06/02/1951||for service for HONGCHON|
|Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Army)||1950||for service for NAKTON RIVER LINE|
|Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Army)||1950–1952||for service in Korea|
|Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Army)||1950–1953||for service in Korea|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)||4/2007–6/2008||for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)||09/2009–09/2010||for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)||11/24/2012–07/25/2013||for service in Operation Enduring Freedom|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)||04/2018–02/2019||For Service in Operation Freedom Sentinel|
4. Co. A 2/38th Infantry Regiment , 2nd Inf. Division was located at Camp BLV AND CAMP WALLY during the years of at least 1968-1970.