Army-Navy Week.


Chin Diesel

Power of Love
Aug 24, 2011
Army Football unveils uniform for clash against Navy, and it’s outstanding

The “Big Red One," as the division came to be known due to its prominent shoulder insignia at the time, was comprised of more than 28,000 men from four infantry and three artillery regiments at the time of its 1917 formation, the result of President Woodrow Wilson’s promise to the Allies that a division would be sent to France.
The force, which was twice the size of German divisions on the Western Front, would become the first permanent division in the Regular Army to fight in The Great War.
The Big Red One also became the first division to claim an American victory in WWI, a decisive trouncing of German forces at the Battle of Cantigny, a small village north of Paris.