"Sa vida pro sa Patria"
On 1st March 1915 the 152nd Infantry Regiment was constituted from the Deposit of the 45th Infantry Regiment, in the mobilization centre of Tempio Pausania. With its twin 151st Infantry Regiment, it assembles the "Sassari" Brigade, a unit of the Army composed and headed exclusively by Sardinians.
Supported by a high combat spirit and cohesion, the unit has distinguished on battlefield. Its small soldiers, aggressive and expert in close combats, were called "devils" by the Austro-Hungarians. Flattered by the nickname of the enemy, since then the Sardinians were called "Dimonios". The Regiment fought in Bosco Cappuccio, Mount San Michele, trench of frasche, Castelgomberto, Casera Zebio, on Mount Zebio, Mosciagh, Bainsizza, Buttrio and Monticano, Col del Rosso and Col dell'Echele, Croce di Musile, Losson, Santa Lucia di Piace and Sacile. For the excellent conduct of its infantrymen, the Regiment concluded the Great War deserving the Military Order of Italy and two Golden Medals to the Military Valour.
In 1926 it was named 152nd "Sassari" Infantry Regiment and assigned to the 12th Infantry Brigade with the twin 151st and the 12th "Casale". In 1935 it mobilized personnel for the Campaign in Eastern Africa; in 1939, with the 151st Infantry and 34th Artillery Regiments, it was incorporated in the 12th "Sassari" Infantry Division that, employed in Yugoslavia from 1941 to 1943, came back to Italy in March 1943 to settle around Rome. There, after the battles for the defence of Rome together with the Grenadier of Sardinia, the Regiment was dissolved on 10th September 1943.
Reconstituted on 1st March 1958 as 152nd "Sassari" Infantry Regiment (CAR) by transformation of the preexistent 3rd Recruits Training Centre, the Regiment lasted until 31st September 1975 when it was reduced to a battalion with the name of 152nd "Sassari" Infantry Battalion. Incorporated in the reconstituted "Sassari" Motorized Brigade, on 1st February 1991 it changed its name into 152nd "Sassari" Motorized Infantry Battalion, but in the end of the same year it became Mechanized. Since 25th October 1992 it is incorporated in the reconstituted 152nd "Sassari" Infantry Regiment.