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27th Infantry Division (United States)

27th Infantry Division (United States)
27th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia. The red circle stars depict Orion, punning on "O'Ryan", the name of the division's World War I commander John F. O'Ryan.
Military unit
Unit name27th Infantry Division (1917 1954)
27th Armored Division (1954 67)
Founded1917 1919
1940 1945
c.1946 54
1954 67 (27th Armored Division)
CountryUnited States of America
AllegianceUnited States of America
BranchArmy National Guard
NicknameNew York
"O'Ryan's Roughnecks"
EngagementsWorld War I
World War II
Iraq Campaign {as 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team}
Major General John F. O'Ryan

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The 27th Infantry Division was a unit of the Army National Guard in World War I and World War II. The Division traces its history from the 6th Division, made up of New York units and formed in May 1917. The 6th Division designation was changed to the 27th Division in July 1917.

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