Fighting 69th (69th Infantry Regiment)

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Known as the "Fighting Sixty-Ninth" the 69th Infantry Regiment has Irish heritage roots dating back to 1849. An Irish heritage unit, as the citation from poet Joyce Kilmer illustrates, this unit is also nicknamed the "Fighting Irish", immortalized in Joyce Kilmer's poem When the 69th Comes Home. The regiment has seen combat in five wars: the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War. It has also participated in 23 campaigns, so many that the staffs of its regimental colors are authorized to be one foot longer than normal to accommodate them all. The popular song “Fighting 69th” by the Dropkick Murphys is a tribute to the regiments legacy, and combat history.

 

 

Fits true to size.

  • Tagless design for itch-free comfort

  • Proudly made & printed in the USA

  • 60% Ring-spun Cotton 40% Polyester

  • Fabric weight: 4.3 oz

  • Pre-shrunk for extra durability

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

  • Side Seamed