The AssociationThis Association serves as a link between the past and the present through preservation and perpetuation of the history and traditions of our great regiment. The 17th Infantry Regiment has a long and proud history, both in war and in peace. Soldiers of this regiment are currently serving on active-duty in the United States Army, and soldiers have been serving continuously since the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. The Association is open to current and former members of the 17th Infantry who share that special bond of camaraderie that so few Americans are ever able to experience - the mutual seasoning and discipline and pride engendered by a tour of duty with the 17th Infantry. "BUFFALO"