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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 October 2015

2d Battalion, 2d Infantry Regiment

  • 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 May 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
  • Relieved 15 July 2014 from assignment to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 16 September 2014 at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Assigned 16 September 2015 to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and activated at Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • 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

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War of 1812
  • Canada
  • Chippewa
  • Lundy‚Äôs 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
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation III
  • Iraq:
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered FALLUJAH
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AP BAU BANG
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH DUONG PROVINCE
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH LONG PROVINCE 1969
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AN NAJAF PROVINCE 2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2013-2014
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1997
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH LONG PROVINCE 1968

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

RICHARD W. STEWART
Chief of Military History


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