The 31st Infantry Association


The 31st Infantry Association


American’s Foreign Legion – The 31st Infantry Regiment at War and Peace

The 31st Infantry Regiment at War and Peace

As of this writing, the 31st Infantry Regiment has served our country almost continuously for 87 years. Its active duty members are currently deployed as company task forces on security and training missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa and at the 4th Battalion’s base at Ft Drum, NY. This draft is the foundation of a book on the regiment’s history yet to be published. It is submitted to members of the 31st Infantry Regiment Association to honor the Service of members, living and dead, who contributed their experiences and perspectives to its writing.

Chapter 1 – The Birth of a Regiment Manila 1916-1918
Chapter 2 – Siberia 1918-1920
Chapter 3 – Manila 1920-1932
Chapter 4 – Shanghai 1932
Chapter 5 – Manila 1932-1941
Chapter 6 – Bataan and Corregidor 1941-42
Chapter 7 – Captivity 1942-45
Chapter 8 – Occupation of Korea 1946-48
Chapter 9 – Occupation of Japan 1948-50
Chapter 10 – Inchon 1950
Chapter 11 – North Korea 1950
Chapter 12 – Korea, Back on the Offensive – 1951
Chapter 13 – Central Korea – 1952
Chapter 14 – Korea, The Bloodiest Year – 1953
Chapter 15 – “Cold” War in Korea 1953-1987
Chapter 16 – Service in the U.S. – not published
Chapter 17 – 4th Battalion Fort Devens and Vietnam 1965 -1971
Chapter 18 – 6th Battalion Fort Lewis and Vietnam 1967-1970
more chapters will be posted as they are available