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Special Troops Battalion
2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

Lineage and Honors Information as of 28 March 2008

Special Troops Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team
1st Infantry Division Lineage

Constituted 24 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 2d Infantry Brigade, and assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Division (later redesignated as the 1st Division)

Organized 8 June 1917 at New York, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1921 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Brigade

Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade

Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Brigade

Relieved 11 October 1939 from assignment to the 1st Division

Inactivated 1 June 1940 at Fort Ontario, New York

Redesignated 30 June 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Airborne Infantry Brigade, and activated at Camp Mackall, North Carolina

Disbanded 15 January 1945 in Europe

Reconstituted 12 February 1958 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Brigade

Activated 15 February 1958 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Inactivated 19 February 1962 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Redesignated 23 October 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

Activated 2 January 1964 at Fort Riley, Kansas

Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, reorganized and redesignated 16 March 2008 as Special Troops Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Headquarters, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division - hereafter separate lineage)

Special Troops Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team
1st Infantry Division Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: Montdidier-Noyon; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1917; Lorraine 1918; Picardy 1918

World War II: Normandy

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive

War on Terrorism: Iraq

Decorations

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970


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