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44th Chemical Company
(Dragons of Hell)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 29 April 2003

44th Chemical Company Lineage

Constituted 12 March 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 81st Chemical Battalion

Activated 23 April 1942 at Fort D. A. Russell, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 22 February 1945 as Company A, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion

Inactivated 7 November 1945 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Redesignated 28 June 1951 as the 44th Chemical Smoke Generator Company and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 23 July 1951 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Inactivated 20 October 1953 in England

Redesignated 9 November 1954 as the 44th Chemical Company

Activated 6 January 1955 in Germany

Inactivated 15 June 1959 in Germany

Assigned 1 March 1980 to the 2d Armored Division and activated at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 15 September 1991 at Fort Hood, Texas

Activated 16 December 1992 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 15 January 1996 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division

Activated 18 October 1999 at Fort Hood, Texas

44th Chemical Company Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II-EAME: Normandy (with arrowhead); Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

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


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NORMANDY

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

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