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2d Battalion
2d Infantry Regiment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 May 2007

2d Battalion
2d Infantry Regiment Lineage

Constituted 12 April 1808 in the Regular Army as a company of the 6th Infantry

Organized between May and July 1808 in Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company of the 16th Infantry (constituted 11 January 1812), a company each of the 22d and 23d Infantry (both constituted 26 June 1812), and a company of the 32d Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 2d Infantry

Designated 22 May 1816 as Company B, 2d Infantry

Consolidated 18 April 1869 with Company B, 16th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 2d Infantry

(2d Infantry assigned 27 July 1918 to the 19th Division; relieved 14 February 1919 from assignment to the 19th Division; assigned 24 March 1923 to the 6th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 5th Division [later redesignated as the 5th Infantry Division])

Inactivated 20 September 1946 at Camp Campbell, Kentucky

Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Inactivated 30 April 1950 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Activated 1 March 1951 at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania

Inactivated 1 September 1953 at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania

Activated 25 May 1954 in Germany

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 2d Infantry, relieved from assignment to the 5th Infantry Division, and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 28 January 1959 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 19 February 1962 as the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division and assigned to the 5th Infantry Division

Relieved 12 July 1965 from assignment to the 5th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division

Inactivated 15 April 1970 at Fort Riley, Kansas

Relieved 21 March 1973 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division, assigned to the 9th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

Inactivated 15 May 1991 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 February 1996 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated in Germany

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 April 2007 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry

Organized 21 August 1861 at Camp Slemmer, Illinois

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company B, 16th Infantry

Consolidated 18 April 1869 with Company B, 2d Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 2d Infantry

2d Battalion
2d Infantry Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

War of 1812: *Canada; *Chippewa; *Lundy's Lane; Alabama 1814

Mexican War: *Vera Cruz; *Cerro Gordo; *Contreras; *Churubusco; *Molino del Rey; *Chapultepec

Civil War: Bull Run; *Peninsula; *Shiloh; *Manassas; *Antietam; *Fredericksburg; *Murfreesborough; *Chancellorsville; *Gettysburg; *Chickamauga; *Chattanooga; *Wilderness; *Atlanta; *Spotsylvania; *Cold Harbor; Petersburg; *Missouri 1861; *Kentucky 1862; *Mississippi 1862; *Virginia 1862; *Virginia 1863; *Tennessee 1863; *Georgia 1864

Indian Wars: Miami; *Seminoles; Nez Perces; Bannocks; *Pine Ridge; California 1850; California 1851; *California 1852

War with Spain: *Santiago

Philippine Insurrection: *Streamer without inscription

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Vietnam: *Defense; *Counteroffensive; *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

War on Terrorism: *Iraq

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for FALLUJAH

*Valorous Unit Award for AP BAU BANG

*Valorous Unit Award for BINH DUONG PROVINCE

*Valorous Unit Award for BINH LONG PROVINCE 1969

*Army Superior Unit Award for 1997

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1965-1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1965-1970

Company C additionally entitled to:

    Valorous Unit Award for BINH LONG PROVINCE 1968


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