3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
|3rd United States Infantry Regiment|
|Active||3 June 1784 – 20 November 1946|
6 April 1948 – present
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Role||Memorial affairs, ceremonies and special events (two battalions)|
Stryker infantry (one battalion)
|Size||Four battalions (three active)|
|Garrison/HQ||1st Battalion – Fort Myer, VA|
2nd Battalion – Fort Lewis, WA
4th Battalion – Fort Myer
|Nickname(s)||"The Old Guard"|
|Motto(s)||Noli Me Tangere (English: Touch Me Not)|
|Colors||Buff and black (historical)|
|March||The Old Guard March|
|Anniversaries||21 September-Organization Day|
|COL James J. Tuite IV|
|LTC Paul Octave Hébert|
COL Henry Leavenworth
LTC Ethan A. Hitchcock
COL Benjamin Bonneville
|Distinctive unit insignia|
|Combat Service Identification Badge|
The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army. It currently has three active battalions. It's sometime called The Old Guard, as well as Escort to the President. The regimental motto is Noli Me Tangere (from Latin: – "Touch Me Not"). The regiment is a major unit of the Military District of Washington (MDW).
References[change | change source]
- "Special Unit Designations". United States Army Center of Military History. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- Heitman, Francis B. (1903). Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army. Government Printing Office. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-8063-1402-0. Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
- The Old Guard march is available at The U.S. Army band's website[permanent dead link]
- "3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment website". U.S. Army. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- Mahon, John. K and Romana Danysh (1972). Army Lineage Series: Infantry: Part 1: Regular Army. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army. p. 11. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010.
- U.S. Army. (1999.) "Organizational History" Archived 2021-06-02 at the Wayback Machine. United States Army Center of Military History, website publication, page 29. Retrieved on 4 October 2007. An American Revolutionary War unit in the 3rd US Infantry lineage was Captain John Doughty's Company of the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment which had been attached to the 1st American Regiment (1783-1784) and then was part of the First American Regiment of 1784–1791.
Other websites[change | change source]
- History of the 3rd Regiment of Infantry Archived 2021-06-28 at the Wayback Machine
- The short film Big Picture: Prelude to Taps is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- The short film Washington Soldier is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- The short film STAFF FILM REPORT 66-30A (1966) is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- The promotion of Private David Radford Martin, of Gray, Knox County, Kentucky to Corporal, of Company C, 3rd US Regiment of Infantry, on 19 January 1914 at Madison Barracks, Jefferson County, New York