The 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry was activated in February of 1901 and served in such places as the Philippines and Siberia in the early part of the twentieth century. They received the nickname The Wolfhounds while in Russia because of their aggressive pursuit of retreating Bolshevik forces.
In 1921, the Wolfhounds found a new home at Schofield Barracks in the Territory of Hawaii and in 1941, they became part of the 25th Infantry Division. They fought during the Japanese attack on December 7th and during WWII at Guadalcanal, the Northern Solomon Islands, and Luzon.
It was after WWII that the Wolfhounds earned the new nickname Gentle Wolfhounds through their work with the Holy Family Home orphanage in Osaka, Japan.
In 1950, the Wolfhounds served during the Korean War, then the 2nd Battalion served in the Vietnam War starting in 1966. And since 1971, the Wolfhounds have been deployed to such places as Tinian, Guam, Korea, Thailand, Australia, Japan, and more recently, the Middle East.
Their motto is Nec Aspera Terrent which means Fear No Difficulties or No Fear on Earth.