Log Cabin Memorial - Veterans 314th Infantry Regiment A.E.F.

314th Regiment Lineage

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  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 314th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division
  • Organized in August 1917 at Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Demobilized 29 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 314th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division (later redesignated as the 79th Infantry Division)
  • Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Ordered into active military service 15 June 1942 and reorganized at Camp Pickett, Virginia
  • Inactivated 15 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Activated 2 January 1947 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Reorganized 6 April 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 79th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 7 January 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 157th Infantry Brigade
  • 1st Battalion inactivated 1 September 1995 and relieved from assignment to the 157th Infantry Brigade
  • 314th Infantry withdrawn 17 October 1999 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, redesignated as the 314th Regiment, and reorganized to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 78th Division (Training Support); 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions concurrently allotted to the Regular Army

314th Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I: Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1918
  • World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe


  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY TO PARIS
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for PARROY FOREST
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Fourragere
  • 1st Battalion additionally entitled to:
    • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for LA HAYE DU PUITS
  • 2d Battalion additionally entitled to:
    • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for FORT DU ROULE
  • 3d Battalion additionally entitled to:
    • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for MEURTHE RIVER

Worcester Wreath Company - Arlington Cemetery Wreath Project - Wreaths Across America campaign



Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. Of Harrington, Maine.

The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well.

He's done this since 1992.

Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out.

Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.

In what began in 1992 as one man's dream and a hearfelt gesture, Worcester Wreath Company initiated the Arlington National Cemetery project - donating over 5000 wreaths each year to adorn the headstones of our fallen veterans.

2006 marks both the 15th anniversary of the Arlington Wreath Project, and the start of the Wreaths Across America campaign to honor veterans in each and every State and National cemetery across the country.

It begins with a hand-made wreath, but Worcester Wreath President Morrill Worcester is quick to remind everyone who will listen, that "it takes a lot of hands and a lot of hearts to make this happen each year.

It is our way of giving something back, because without the sacrifices of our Veterans, and their families, we wouldn't be in a position to do any of this.

The Arlington Project and Wreaths Across America is about the spirit of appreciation for what we have, and a determination to give something back."


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