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4th Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
"Desert Panthers"

In March 1994 the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment was tasked to implement a new concept for the Army as part of the New World Order. The Regiment was tasked to Organize, train, certify, and deploy a task force made up of National Guard, Army Reserve and Active duty troops to serve as part of the Multi National Forces and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula.

TF 4-505th (also known as the "Sinai Battalion) was activated on 4 November 1994 and was made up of 88 percent National Guard and Reservist from 32 different states, as well as 12 percent active duty soldiers. Many Maryland Army National Guard members volunteered in 1994 to serve on active duty for a year in the Sinai desert. The Maryland guardsmen made up part of the 4th Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Maryland guardsmen comprised a large portion of this unit. They spent 6 months training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in preparation for their 6-month rotation in the Sinai.

The 4-505th Parachute Infantry deployed to the Sinai from January 1995 through July 1995. On 15 July 1995 the Battalion was deactivated.

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