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Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
2d Chemical Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 19 June 2008

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
2d Chemical Battalion Lineage

Constituted 15 August 1917 in the Regular Army as the 30th Engineer Regiment (Gas and Flame)

Organized 30 August-28 November 1917 at Camp American University, Washington, D.C.

Converted and redesignated 13 July 1918 as the 1st Gas Regiment

(3d and 4th Battalions, 1st Gas Regiment, organized 24 October 1918 at Camp Sherman, Ohio; demobilized 15-20 December 1918 at Camp Sherman, Ohio)

Demobilized 28 February 1919 at Camp Kendrick, Lakehurst, New Jersey

Reconstituted 24 February 1920 in the Regular Army as the 1st Gas Regiment and organized at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland

Redesignated 5 February 1929 as the 1st Chemical Regiment

Inactivated 15 April 1935 at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland

Disbanded 12 March 1942

Reconstituted 7 November 1951 in the Regular Army; concurrently consolidated with the 2d Chemical Mortar Battalion (active) (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 2d Chemical Mortar Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 23 January 1953 as the 2d Chemical Weapons Battalion

(Headquarters Company, 2d Chemical Weapons Battalion, disbanded 16 January 1955 at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah)

Headquarters, 2d Chemical Weapons Battalion, reorganized and redesignated 7 January 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 2d Chemical Battalion (Companies A, B, and C concurrently disbanded at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah)

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 2d Chemical Battalion, inactivated 19 December 1973 at Fort McClellan, Alabama

Activated 1 September 1981 at Fort Hood, Texas

ANNEX

Constituted 25 March 1935 in the Regular Army as the 2d Separate Chemical Battalion

Activated 16 April 1935 (less Companies B, C, and D and Medical Detachment) at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland

(Companies B, C, and D and Medical Detachment activated 1 April 1942 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina)

Reorganized and redesignated 7 September 1943 as the 2d Chemical Battalion, Motorized

Reorganized and redesignated 31 December 1944 as the 2d Chemical Mortar Battalion

Inactivated 26 July 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 February 1949 at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
2d Chemical Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: Lys; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Flanders 1918; Lorraine 1918

World War II: Sicily (with arrowhead); Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead); Rome-Arno; Southern France (with arrowhead); Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Korean War: 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), Streamer embroidered KUMHWA, KOREA

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered WONJU-HWACHON

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA

Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered PANMUNJOM

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered DEFENSE OF KOREA


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