For the 2020 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, the Army football team will honor the 25th Infantry Division with special uniforms for America's Game set for December 12 at 3 p.m. ET at Michie Stadium. The game will air live on CBS.
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Origins: The United States Army formed the Hawaiian Division in 1921 to protect the Islands and Growing Interests in the Pacific. On October 1, 1941, the Hawaiian Division was split, creating the 24th and 25th Infantry Divisions. The 25th Infantry Division was stationed at Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu. Just over two months old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the 25th Infantry Division would move to Guadalcanal and take part in some of the most bitter fighting in the Pacific Theatre.
“Electric Strawberry”: The 25th Infantry Division's iconic shoulder insignia is a lightning bolt superimposed on a taro leaf. The colors of gold and red were those of the late Hawaiian monarchy. While soldiers over the years have jokingly referred to the patch as the “Electric Strawberry.”
27th Infantry Regiments Wolfhounds: The 27th Infantry Regiment was the first American Regiment to completely defeat a full-scale NKPA (North Korean) attack. The 27th is a sub unit of the 25th Infantry Division. All of the sub units of the 25th ID will be honored with helmet stickers. Each unit has a unique history and info on each can be seen on the microsite. This is the first year we have a heavy emphasis on a sub unit (27th Wolfhounds) in addition to the overall division.
Wolfhounds: The 27th heavy fire was devastating. General Walker would use the Wolfhounds sent to trouble spots around the perimeter during the battle of Pusan (Major Korean War Battle). Read more.