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167th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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Active  18--
Allegiance  United States
Size  Battalion
Country  United States
Type  Light Infantry
167th Infantry Regiment (United States)
Branch  Alabama Army National Guard

The 167th Infantry Regiment's history lives on in the 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry, "4th Alabama"; part of the Alabama National Guard. The unit traces its history back to the Seminole Indian wars. They fought at Seven Pines, Second Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg and The Wilderness among other battles as the 4th Alabama (symbolized in the 13 blue stars on the coat of arms).

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In 1916, they skirmished with Pancho Villa's bandits along the Mexican border during the Punitive Expedition.

They were under the 42nd Division in World War I and fought in 5 major campaigns, symbolized in the 5 fleurs-de-lis on their coat of arms.

The 167th Regiment was assigned to the 31st Division during World War II and fought in the Pacific in the Battle of the Philippines.

2005 Deployment to Iraq

CAMP SCANIA, Iraq

"Only Company A of the 167th was officially mobilized for Iraq, but in order for the unit to reach the requisite 145 men, soldiers had to be drawn from the 167th's Companies B and C as well. Most of them volunteered. Company A is now an eclectic bunch, representing Alabama National Guard armories in Valley, Heflin, Pelham, Cullman, Childersberg and Talladega."

2007 Deployment to Iraq

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

Only Company C of the 167th was officially mobilized for Iraq, but in order for the unit to reach the requisite men, soldiers had to be drawn from the 167th's Companies A, B, D, and HHC as well. Most of them volunteered. Many had served previously with Company A two years before, and sought the camaraderie that is unique to this unit. Company C is proudly representing Alabama National Guard armories in Valley, Heflin, Pelham, Cullman, Childersberg and Talladega. The unit's main mission provided critical security escorts from the Kuwaiti border crossing throughout Iraq to all Forward Operating Bases (FOBs). This even included missions to other country's FOBs, such as the South Korean FOB located near the Northern Turkish border. After this mission was complete, many of the soldiers volunteered to extend for several more months while the main body returned home.

"The largest of all 1144th Joint Logistics Task Force elements, the Alabama Company brought 196 members to OIF, of the 210 members that had been activated. Even with four platoons, and three teams (or "chalks") per platoon, there have been times when virtually all company members have been on missions to and from Iraq at the same time."

2012 Deployment to Afghanistan

"In all, the 1-167th Infantry Battalion (Task Force Centurion) will deploy approximately 600 Alabama National Guard Soldiers to conduct security force missions in support of the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan (NTM-A) throughout the Afghanistan theater of operations to provide freedom of maneuver for NTM-A and regional support command assets."

The 4th Alabama Tab

The tab was created to honor the 1-167th's Civil War history as the 4th Alabama Regiment. The 1-167th Infantry has been under many different higher commands, including the 35th Infantry Division, the 149th Armor Brigade, the 226th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 48th Brigade Combat Team, and the 142nd Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Under the new Brigade Combat Team transformation the 1-167th Infantry will become the 3rd maneuver battalion under the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Current Structure

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry at Talladega, Alabama

  • Company A, 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry at Centreville, Alabama
  • Company B, 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry at Pelham, Alabama
  • Company C, 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry at Cullman, Alabama
  • Company D, 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry at Sylacauga, Alabama
  • Forward Support Company (FSC) at Oxford, Alabama
  • References

    167th Infantry Regiment (United States) Wikipedia


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