America's Premier Infantry Regiment

Welcome to the 7th Infantry Regiment Association!

The Seventh Infantry Regiment Association was established in 1987. The Association presently has more than 600 members, comprised of veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, the Persian Gulf, and members of the Active Army.

The Seventh Infantry Regiment was constituted 11 January 1812, making it one of the five oldest regiments in the United States Army. It ranks first on the Army's Order of Merit List in terms of date constituted, number of campaigns in which it participated, and awards and decorations received.

News and Updates

11 Aug 2014

You're Invited!

2/7 Infantry is extending an invitation to their Battalion Ball at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott the evening of Saturday, 4 October 2014. General Le Moyne will speak at the banquet. POC for coordination is CPT Cristina Meyer, 2/7IN S-1 Phone: 912-767-3946.


11 Aug 2014

You're Invited!

Both Battalions have invited the 7th Infantry Regiment Association members to the 3rd Infantry Division EIB Graduation Ceremony on the Division Parade Field at 0800 on Friday, 3 October 2014.


24 Oct 2013

Wreaths for Warriors Walk 7th Annual Ceremony

We are getting near the holiday season again. In addition to all the joyous celebration, it's a time for remembering those families who have lost loved ones; loved ones like the 466 brave men and women who are memorialized on Warriors Walk at Ft. Stewart .

As a previous donor you know that Warriors Walk is, and what it means to the soldiers of 3rdInfantry Division, the community, and most importantly, the family and friends of the soldiers memorialized on the walk.

For the past six years, with the generous help of donors like you, we have raised the funds to place wreaths on all of the trees at a solemn ceremony. We are registered as a non-profit corporation in GA, and we have been granted tax-exempt status from the IRS. You can get more information by visiting our website at www.w4ww.org or our facebook page www.facebook.com/wreaths4warriorswalk

For this, our seventh year, Wreaths for Warriors Walk is again asking for donations to place a wreath on each of the trees. There are several ways to donate on line.

  1. Simply go to PayPal and send a donation to wreaths4warriorswalk@yahoo.com, you can find a link to PayPal on our website, www.w4ww.org.
  2. Look for the “Donate Now” tab on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/wreaths4warriorswalk.
  3. New this year, Wreaths Across America has set up a page for us where you can donate a wreath directly through them (this is where we get our wreaths from). The link is http://waa.convio.net/site/TR?team_id=2277&fr_id=1472&pg=team#.Uky9cKw2gSP The site automatically generates a receipt for your taxes.

The cost of one wreath is $15, but all donations are welcome. Donations are tax deductible. While you’re on our facebook page, please check out the “Heroes” album for pictures of the some of the soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Many of these pictures were submitted by family members and are very personal.

This year’s ceremony is at noon on Saturday, December 14, 2013. We hope you can attend. Please keep the soldiers and families of all our men and women in uniform in your thoughts and prayers.

Tony Justi

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army

President, Wreaths for Warriors Walk


24 Oct 2013

Wreaths Across America

Dear Volunteer,

We want to thank you for your support of Wreaths Across America. Your support is the heart and soul of our mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach about the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

We would like to invite you to check out our new page for Arlington National Cemetery which you can see at give.wreathsacrossamerica.org/arlington.

Our goal this year is to place 135,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on December 14th and we need your help to reach our goal.

Here are the simple ways that you can help us:

  1. Sponsor a wreath for Arlington. Click here to sponsor a wreath now .
  2. Share the Arlington National Cemetery page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other media networks.Go to the page now by clicking here.
  3. Ask your friends to sponsor a wreath for Arlington National Cemetery by going to to the Arlington National Cemetery page at give.wreathsacrossamerica.org/arlington .
  4. Ask your friends to share the Arlington National Cemetery page with their friends.
  5. Support us through the CFC. Wreaths Across America is part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) so if you or your friends contribute to the CFC program please consider listing WAA’s code #66860 when making your pledge.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Wayne Hanson

In Addition, on 14 Dec 2013, it's 'National Wreaths Across America Day 2013'. Join us at Arlington National Cemetery or any of the over 800+ participating locations nationwide for this special day of honor and remembrance, as we say thank you to our veterans and their families for all they sacrifice for our freedoms.

Use this link to find a participating location nearest to you.


24 Sep 2013

I received some sad news last night from our Historian, John McManus:

I want to let everyone know that I received a call this evening from Anastasia Pratt, wife of former Regimental Historian and longtime Association Member Sherman Pratt. Sherm passed away last night (22 Sep 2013) at 8 PM in Arlington, VA. I believe he was 92 years old. I do not believe there is any specific information yet on funeral arrangements.

Sherm joined the 7th Infantry as a private in 1939, straight out of high school. He served with the 7th from North Africa to the end of the war, earning a battlefield commission. He was the commander of L Company, the first unit into Berchtesgaden in May 1945. He also was a company commander with the 2nd ID during the Korean War. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Sherm had a major role in establishing the 7th Infantry Regiment Association in the 1980s and he was my predecessor as Regimental Historian. He was a truly wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a keen intellect. Needless to say, he was also a Cottonbaler to the bone.

As I find out more information, I will post it here.


24 Sep 2013 I know this is late, but I want to welcome LTC Chad Chalfont as the new Commander of 2-7 IN and CSM Anthony Walker as the new Command Sergeant Major for 2-7 IN. I also would like to wish LTC TK KElly and his family best wishes in his next assignment working with NATO. The Change of Command Ceremony was conducted on 27 Aug 2013 at Fort Stewart.

23 Jul 2013

On Friday, July 12th, 2013, the 2-7 IN Battalion held their Post-Deployment Award Ceremony and a re-edication of the Cottonbaler Monument with the completion of the Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn Campaigns and the Operation Enduring Freedom Campaign.

The ceremony was wonderful. The ceremony started with the Awarding of the Campaign Streamers for Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn to the 2-7 IN Colors. Then the Cottonbaler was unveiled by LTC Kelly and CSM Burns with the assistance of Cottonbaler Members Gene Owens and Dave Jensen. This was followed by comments from LTC Kelly, 2-7 Commander. He then presented the awards to the Battalion staff and then the Company Commanders and First Sergeants. The the Company Commanders started to present the awards to their soldiers. Just before the presention to all of the soldiers was completed, it started to rain. And then it really started to rain. The Ceremony was completed while it was still raining.

Here are some of the photos I took before and during the ceremony.


22 JUl 2013

I have posted some photos from this year's Reunion


4 Jun 2013

Mark Your Calendars!

Everyone is invited to the 2-7 IN Post-Deployment Award Ceremony and Cottonbaler Monument Rededication on July 12th, 2013 at 1330 hours.

2-7 Award Ceremony

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