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Lineage and Honors Information as of 3 April 2012

2d BATTALION,
1st INFANTRY REGIMENT
(LEGIONARIES)

  • Constituted 3 March 1791 in the Regular Army as a company of the 2d Infantry
  • Organized in March 1791 in New England
  • Redesignated in 1792 as a company of the Infantry of the 2d Sub-Legion
  • Redesignated 31 October 1796 as a company of the 2d Infantry
  • Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company each of the 3d and 7th Infantry (both constituted 12 April 1808) and a company of the 44th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 1st Infantry
  • Designated 21 August 1816 as Company B, 1st Infantry
  • Consolidated in April 1869 with Company B, 43d Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 1st Infantry
  • (1st Infantry assigned 11 September 1918 to the 13th Division; relieved 8 March 1919 from assignment to the 13th Division; assigned 27 July 1921 to the 2d Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 2d Division and assigned to the 6th Division [later redesignated as the 6th Infantry Division])
  • Inactivated 10 January 1949 in Korea
  • Activated 4 October 1950 at Fort Ord, California
  • (1st Infantry relieved 3 April 1956 from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division; assigned 15 May 1956 to the United States Military Academy)
  • Inactivated 15 May 1958 at West Point, New York, relieved from assignment to the United States Military Academy, and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 1st Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battle Group activated 14 June 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 2d Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 10 May 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 10 September 1965 as the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, and assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade
  • Activated 15 September 1965 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts
  • Relieved 15 February 1969 from assignment to the 196th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 23d Infantry Division
  • Relieved 1 November 1971 from assignment to the 23d Infantry Division and assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade
  • Relieved 21 July 1972 from assignment to the 196th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 9th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 16 February 1991 from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division and assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade
  • Inactivated 14 January 1994 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and relieved from assignment to the 199th Infantry Brigade
  • Assigned 16 December 1995 to the 6th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Wainwright, Alaska
  • Relieved 16 April 1998 from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  • Inactivated 16 December 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade
  • Assigned 17 April 2007 to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Relieved 22 July 2010 from assignment to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War of 1812
  •   Canada
  •   Lundy‚Äôs Lane
  • *New Orleans
  • *Alabama 1814
  • *Florida 1814
  • Alabama 1815
  • *Louisiana 1815
  • Mexican War
  •   Monterey
  •   Vera Cruz
  • Civil War
  • *Mississippi River
  • *Vicksburg
  • *Missouri 1861
  •   Texas 1861
  • *Mississippi 1862
  • Indian Wars
  • *Miami
  •   Creeks
  • *Seminoles
  • *Black Hawk
  •   Apaches
  • *Pine Ridge
  •   Texas 1850
  • War with Spain
  • *Santiago
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • *Samar 1901
  • World War II
  • *New Guinea (with arrowhead)
  • *Luzon (with arrowhead)
  • 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
  • *Consolidation II
  • *Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MAFFIN BAY
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered QUANG TIN PROVINCE
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE AND BAGHDAD
  • *Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAM KY - TIEN PHUOC

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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