106th Infantry Division
106th Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia


Basic Information
Active 3.15.1943 - 10.2.1945 (AUS)
5.1.1948 - 10.12.1950 (Reserves)
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Type Infantry Division
Current HQ none
Nickname Golden Lion
Motto none


  • Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 106th Infantry Division.
  • Headquarters Company alloted to the Organized Reserve Corps and assigned to the United States Army Caribbean.
  • Inactivated 12 October 1950 at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Shoulder Sleeve InsigniaEdit

  • Description : On a blue disc 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in diameter a gold color lion’s face 1 5/8 inches (4.13 cm) in height all within a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) white inner border and a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red outer border. The overall diameter is 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm).
  • Symbolism : The blue background is for the Infantry Division, while the red represents the Artillery support. The lion’s face represents strength and power.
  • Background : The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 18 January 1943.

Distinctive Unit InsigniaEdit

None authorized

Commanding GeneralEdit

# Rank Name Photo Begin Date End Date
MG Alan W. Jones [[File:|110px]] 15 Mar, 1943 22 Dec, 1944
BG Herbert T. Perrin [[File:|110px]] 22 Dec, 1944 6 Feb, 1945
MG Donald A. Stroh [[File:|110px]] 7 Feb, 1945 Aug, 1945
BG Francis A. Woolfley [[File:|110px]] Aug, 1945 2 Oct, 1945


Name Begin Date End Date
Camp Atterbury, Indiana 28 Mar, 1944
Camp Miles Standish, Massachusetts 10 Oct, 1944
Fort Jackson, South Carolina 10 Nov, 1944
Various posts throughout Europe 17 Nov, 1944 Sept, 1945
Camp Shanks, New York 1 Oct, 1945 2 Oct, 1945
San Juan, Puerto Rico 1 May, 1948 12 Oct, 1950


Ribbon Name Streamer Embroidered Decorated
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Foreign Decorations

  • Belgian Fourragère 1940 (424th Infantry cited per DA GO 45, 1950)
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes (424th Infantry cited per DA GO 43, 1950).
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St Vith (424th Infantry cited per DA GO 43, 1950).

Campaign ParticipationEdit

World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Streamer
World War II
Rhineland 1944-1945
Ardennes-Alsace 1944-1945
Central Europe 1945

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