9th Regiment History

Part of the pride of an organization arises from its history and traditions. The 9th United States Infantry Regiment, known by associates and comrades in arms as the "Fighting Ninth" and more recently by the additional title "Manchu," is a proud organization rich in organizational history and in traditions as illustrious as those of any combat unit in the history of warfare.

        Indeed, the history of the Manchu Regiment is entwined with the saga of every major conflict during the period of our existence as a sovereign nation. Its traditions stem from its first organization in 1799, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish American War, three distinct tours in the Philippine Islands, the Boxer Rebellion, World War I, World War II. the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and most recently, Panama.

       The Manchu Regiment, as a unit as well as its individual men, distinguished itself in each of these conflicts. As a result, its name not only earned the respect and admiration of the nations with which if has served, but also of the many opponents it has faced, because of the numerous deeds of valor, acts of courage and moments of self-sacrifice they have observed