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3d Battalion
8th Cavalry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 11 January 2000

3d Battalion
8th Cavalry Lineage

Constituted 28 July 1866 in the Regular Army as Company C, 8th Cavalry

Organized 27 October 1866 at Angel Island, California

(Cavalry companies officially designated as troops in 1883)

(8th Cavalry assigned in December 1917 to the 15th Cavalry Division; relieved in May 1918 from assignment to the 15th Cavalry Division; assigned 13 September 1921 to the 1st Cavalry Division)

Disbanded 1 February 1928 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Reconstituted 1 August 1940 in the Regular Army as Troop C, 8th Cavalry, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas, as an element of the 1st Cavalry Division

(8th Cavalry dismounted 28 February 1943 and reorganized 4 December 1943 partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment; reorganized wholly as infantry 20 July 1945 but retained cavalry designations)

Redesignated 25 March 1949 as Company C, 8th Cavalry

Consolidated 1 August 1957 with the 8th Reconnaissance Company (activated 15 May 1943 at Camp Young, California) and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 3d Squadron, 8th Cavalry

Inactivated 16 December 1986 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division

Redesignated 16 February 1987 as the 3d Battalion, 8th Cavalry, assigned to the 3d Armored Division, and activated in Germany

Inactivated 15 November 1991 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Armored Division; former 8th Reconnaissance Company concurrently withdrawn from the 3d Battalion, 8th Cavalry - hereafter separate lineage)

Assigned 16 December 1992 to the 1st Cavalry Division and activated at Fort Hood, Texas

3d Battalion
8th Cavalry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Indian Wars: *Comanches; *Apaches; Pine Ridge; Arizona 1867; Arizona 1868; *Arizona 1869; *Oregon 1868; Mexico 1877

World War II: *New Guinea; *Bismarck Archipelago (with arrowhead); *Leyte; *Luzon

Korean War: *UN Defensive; *UN Offensive; *CCF Intervention; *First UN Counteroffensive; *CCF Spring Offensive; *UN Summer-Fall Offensive; *Second Korean Winter; *Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; *Third Korean Winter

Southwest Asia: *Defense of Saudi Arabia; *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; *Cease-Fire

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for LUZON

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for TAEGU

*Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ

*Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for WAEGWAN-TAEGU

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1952

*Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece) for KOREA


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