The V Corps’ history dates back to 1918, when the unit was activated during World War I in combat in France. By the end of the war, the Corps had fought in the Lorraine, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns, and was dubbed the “Victory Corps.” It later took part in the World War II D-Day invasion and liberation of Europe; defended Western Europe during the Cold War; saw service in the Balkans and in Iraq and Afghanistan; and has helped build U.S. bonds with America’s multinational partners across Europe. The motto of V Corps is "It Will Be Done." The V Corps' logo features a pentagon representing the number of the Corps, while blue and white are the colors associated with Corps flags.