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Dates

Location

Events & Campaigns

6 Dec 1917

Camp Wheeler, GA

Division Created

10 Nov 1918

France

Lorraine Campaign Penny Ridge

11 Nov 1918 to Nov 1919

France

Occupation Duty

24 Mar 1923

Camp Meade, MD

De-activated

1 Jul 1940

Camp Ord, CA

Re-activated

7 Dec 1941

Division deployed throughout California as emergency defense troops

Sacramento Valley Northern Coast Central Coast

Jan 1942

San Francisco, CA

Construction Defense Camps

Feb 1942

San Luis Obispo, CA

Mechanized Training

9 Apr 1942

Mojave Desert

Re-designated 7th Motorized Division Trained for Africa

1 Jan 1943

Fort Ord, CA

Re-designated 7th Infantry Division

Jan 1943 April 1943

Fort Ord, CA & San Luis Obispo, CA

Amphibious Training

11 May 1943

Aleutian Islands

Attu landing

30 May 1943

Aleutian Islands

Attu Secured

14 Aug 1943

Aleutian Islands

Kiska landing & secured

Sep 1943

Scofield Barracks Hawaii

Trained for Pacific Islands

30 Jan 1944

Marshall Islands

Landed on outer Islands - Enubuj (Carlson)

1 Feb 1944

Marshall Islands

Kwajalein Landing

4 Feb 1944

Marshall Islands

Kwajalein Secured

Feb 1944

Scofield Barracks Hawaii

Additional Training

28 July 1944

Scofield Barracks Hawaii

Division reviewed by General Douglas McArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt

15 Sept 1944

Departed Hawaii

Destination Yap Island

11 Oct 1944

Departed Manus Island

Destination Leyte, PI

20 Oct 1944

Philippines

Dulag Landing

6 Feb 1945

Philippines

Leyte Secured

Mar 1945

Philippines

Training for Ryukyu chain invasion

1 Apr 1945

Ryukyu Islands

Okinawa Landing

21 Jun 1945

Ryukyu Islands

Okinawa Secured

Sep 1945

South Korea

Acceptance of Japanese surrender

Sep 1945 To Sep 1948

South Korea

Occupation Duty

Sep 1948 To Sep 1950

Japan

Occupation Duty & Training

17 Sep 1950

South Korea

Inchon landing

30 Sep 1950

South Korea

Seoul secured

1 Oct 1950

South Korea

Moved to Pusan for training

29 Oct 1950

North Korea

Iwon landing

21 Nov 1950

North Korea

Arrived at Yalu River

27 Nov 1950 to 1 Dec 1950

Chosin Reservoir North Korea

Faith Task Force

19 Dec 1950

North Korea

Hungam evacuation

Jan 1951

South Korea

Chechon-Tanyand-Chungju area

Jun 1951

South Korea

Kumhwa Valley

1952

South Korea

Heartbreak, Triangle, Iron Triangle

1953

South Korea

Chorwon Valley, Porkchop Hill, Old Baldy, Dale outpost

Aug 1953

South Korea Camp Casey

Defense Duty

2 Apr 1971

Fort Lewis, WA

Deactivated

21 Oct 1974

Fort Ord, CA

Reactivated

1 Oct 1985

Fort Ord, CA

Redesignated 7th Infantry Division (Light)

16 Mar 1988

Honduras

Operation Golden Pheasant

29 Dec 1989

Panama

Operation Just Cause

30 Jan 1990

Panama

Area secure

Feb 1990

Fort Ord, CA

Support Training

9 Aug 1993

Fort Ord, CA

Re-designated as 9th RCT Detached to 25th Infantry Division Fort Lewis, WA

15 Jun 1994

Fort Ord, CA

Formally Inactive

4 June, 1999

Fort Carson, CO

Reactivated

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