United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 4th | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 4th
Historical Note: In 1917, the United States entered World War I. On 1 October 1917, the Fourth was assigned to 3d Division. Stationed at Fort Brown, Texas, the regiment recruited and trained then left for France. The Fourth Infantry disembarked at Brest, France in 1918 and participated in the defensive actions of Aisne, Château-Thierry, Second Battle of the Marne, and in the Third Battle of the Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne offensives. The entire regiment was decorated with the French Croix de Guerre, having lost eighty percent of its men; the regiment was relieved by the 60th Infantry.