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76th Infantry Division (United States)

Summary
The 76th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I, World War II and the Cold War. The division was inactivated in 1996 and has been reconstituted as the 76th US Army Reserve Operational Response Command in 2013. Activated: August 1917 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts Overseas: August 1918 Commanders: Maj. Gen. H. F. Hodges (5 August 1917), Brig. Gen. William Weigel (28 November 1917), Maj. Gen. H. F. Hodges (13 February 1918) Inactivated: May 1919 Headquarters, 76th Division 151st Infantry Brigade 301st Infantry Regiment 302nd Infantry Regiment 302nd Machine Gun Battalion 152nd Infantry Brigade 303rd Infantry Regiment 304th Infantry Regiment 303rd Machine Gun Battalion 151st Field Artillery Brigade 301st Field Artillery Regiment (75 mm) 302nd Field Artillery Regiment (4.7 inch) 303rd Field Artillery Regiment (155 mm) 301st Trench Mortar Battery 301st Machine Gun Battalion 301st Engineer Regiment 301st Field Signal Battalion Headquarters Troop, 76th Division 301st Train Headquarters and Military Police 301st Ammunition Train 301st Supply Train 301st Engineer Train 301st Sanitary Train 301st, 302nd, 303rd, and 304th Ambulance Companies and Field Hospitals After arrival in France in July 1918, the division, less its 302nd Infantry Regiment and 151st Field Artillery Brigade, was designated as the 3rd Depot Division on 3 August 1918. Most of its troops were used as replacements for front line units which reduced the division to 7,000 troops. The division was skeletonized on 7 November 1918 - four days before the Armistice. The division was reconstituted in the Organized Reserve on 24 June 1921 and assigned to the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The headquarters was organized on 1 September 1921. Ordered into active military service: 15 June 1942 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland Overseas: 10 December 1944 Campaigns: Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland, Central Europe Days of combat: 107 Distinguished Unit Citations: 2 Awards: MH-2 ; DSC-11 ; DSM-1 ; SS-176; LM-5; SM19 ; BSM-1,312 ; AM-58 Commanders: Maj.
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