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 The 2nd Infantry Division (“Indianhead”[1]) (“2ID” or “2nd ID”) is a formation of the United States Army. Its current primary mission is the defense of South Korea in the initial stages of an invasion from North Korea until other American units can arrive. There are approximately 17,000 soldiers in the 2nd Infantry Division, with 10,000 of them stationed in South Korea,[2] accounting for about 35% of the United States Forces Korea personnel.

The 2nd Infantry Division, unlike any other division in the Army, is made up partially of Korean soldiers, called KATUSAs (Korean Augmentation to US Army). This program began in 1950 by agreement with South Korean President Syngman Rhee. Some 27,000 KATUSAs served with the US forces at the end of the Korean War. As of May 2006, approximately 1,100 KATUSA soldiers serve with 2ID. There were also more than 3,000 Dutch soldiers assigned to the division between 1950 and 1954.

Active 1917–present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Mechanized Infantry
Role Ambush
Size 17,000 regular
Part of Eighth United States Army
Garrison/HQ South Korea (HQ), Fort Lewis
Nickname “Indianhead”[1]
Motto Second to None
March Warrior March

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Iraq Campaign
War in Afghanistan

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