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Lineage and Honors Information as of 10 May 2011

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HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS BATTALION
101st AIRBORNE DIVISION
(SCREAMING EAGLES)

 

     Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as Headquarters, 101st Division

            Organized 2 November 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi

            Demobilized 11 December 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi

            Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters, 101st Division

            Organized 10 September 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

            Redesignated 31 March 1942 as Division Headquarters, 101st Division

            Disbanded 15 August 1942; concurrently reconstituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

            Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France

            Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army

            Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

            Inactivated 27 May 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

            Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

            Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

            Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

            Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division

            Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 2004 as Headquarters and Tactical Command Posts, 101st Airborne Division

            Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 2009 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Normandy (with arrowhead)
Rhineland (with arrowhead)
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Vietnam
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-Spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase VII
Consolidation I
Consolidation II

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

War on Terrorism
    Iraq:
Liberation of Iraq
Transition of Iraq
Iraqi Governance
National Resolution

Afghanistan:
Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

            Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006

            French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

            Belgian Fourragere 1940

                        Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium

            Netherlands Orange Lanyard

            Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

            Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

            Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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