Two Centuries of Valor: The Story of the 5th Infantry Regiment by Samuel Martin KierTwo Centuries of Valor: The Story of the 5th Infantry Regiment by Samuel Martin Kier

Two Centuries of Valor: The Story of the 5th Infantry Regiment

bySamuel Martin Kier

Paperback | August 19, 2015

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Two Centuries of Valor is the first fully comprehensive historical account of the 5th United States Infantry Regiment. It chronicles the one hundred ninety-nine years of active service of the regiment as it fought in most of its nation’s wars from the War of 1812 to the War on Terror, and during its many years of peacetime service from the Minnesota wilderness to the Sinai Peninsula. The information was derived from earlier regimental histories, monthly command and after-action reports,  award citations, archived newspaper accounts, biographical sources and correspondence with dozens of living veterans from World War II to men who are currently on active duty. It is a story of courage, sacrifice, and missions accomplished.

Following graduation from Stanford University, Sam Kier was immediately drafted into the U. S. Army. He completed basic training at Fort Ord and was assigned to the 5th Infantry Regiment. During much of his time on active duty, he served as the regimental troop information and education NCO. One of his responsibilities was to update th...
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Title:Two Centuries of Valor: The Story of the 5th Infantry RegimentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:562 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.14 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:Park Place PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935530151

ISBN - 13:9781935530152

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements viiIntroduction ixMaps xiPhotos xxvii One War of 1812 3Two Taming the Northwest 22Three War with Mexico 34Four Return to the Frontier 53Five Civil War in New Mexico 62Six The Red River War 72Seven Fort Keogh, Montana 83Eight Cuban Occupation 116 and Philippine InsurrectionNine World War I 130 and the Great DepressionTen With the 71st Division 140 in World War IIEleven Korea: The Fluid War 177Twelve Korea: The Battle for the Ridges 244Thirteen The Cold War 302Fourteen Vietnam 314Fifteen Guardian of the Pacific 377Sixteen Global War on Terrorism 398Appendices 444Notes 464Selected Bibliography 482Index of Persons 486Index of Subjects 497Index of Military Units 510