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198th Infantry Brigade

Lineage and Honors Information as of 6 February 2009

Headquarters, 198th Infantry Brigade Lineage

Constituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 198th Infantry Brigade, and assigned to the 99th Division

Organized in November 1921 at Erie, Pennsylvania

Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 198th Brigade

Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 198th Infantry Brigade

Converted and redesignated 12 February 1942 as the 3d Platoon, 99th Reconnaissance Troop, 99th Division (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 197th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 99th Reconnaissance Troop [less 3d Platoon], 99th Division)

Troop ordered into active military service 15 November 1942 and reorganized at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, as the 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 99th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 2 August 1943 as the 99th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized

Inactivated 29 September 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

3d Platoon, 99th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized, converted and redesignated 1 August 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 198th Infantry Brigade, and relieved from assignment to the 99th Infantry Division; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army (remainder of troop concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 197th Infantry Brigade - hereafter separate lineage)

Activated 10 May 1967 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 30 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Transferred 9 November 2006 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

Headquarters activated 18 May 2007 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Headquarters, 198th Infantry Brigade Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase II; 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

Decorations

Belgian Fourragere 1940

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the SIEGFRIED LINE

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at ELSENBORN CREST

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969, 1970

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

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


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