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Lineage and Honors Information as of 28 January 2015

2d Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment
(The Old Guard)

  • Constituted 3 June 1784 in the Regular Army as a company of the First American Regiment
  • Organized by September 1784 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey
  • Redesignated 29 September 1789 as a company of the Regiment of Infantry
  • Redesignated 3 March 1971 as a company of the 1st Infantry
  • Redesignated in 1792 as a company of the Infantry of the 1st Sub-Legion
  • Redesignated 31 October 1796 as a company of the 1st Infantry
  • Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company of the 5th Infantry (constituted 12 April 1808), a company of the 17th Infantry (constituted 11 January 1812), a company of the 19th Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812), and a company of the 28th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 3d Infantry
  • Designated 22 May 1816 as Company B, 3d Infantry
  • Consolidated 19 November 1869 with part of Company E, 37th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 3d Infantry
  • (3d Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 7th Division; relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 10 May 1941 from assignment to the 6th Division)
  • Inactivated 1 June 1941 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • Activated 14 February 1942 in Newfoundland
  • Inactivated 20 November 1946 in Germany
  • Activated 6 April 1948 at Fort Myer, Virginia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 3d Infantry, and assigned to the 7th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Battle Group inactivated 1 July 1963 in Korea and relieved from assignment to the 7th Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 23 March 1966 as the 2d Battalion, 3d Infantry, and assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade
  • Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Inactivated 15 October 1970 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Assigned 16 March 2001 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Relieved 27 July 2005 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company E, 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry
  • Organized 7 February 1866 at Newport Barracks, Kentucky
  • Reorganized and redesignated 23 November 1866 as Company E, 37th Infantry
  • Consolidated 19 November 1869 with Company B and Company E, 3d Infantry, and consolidated units designated as Company B and Company E, 3d Infantry (Company E, 3d Infantry–hereafter separate lineage)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War of 1812
  • *Canada
  • *Chippewa
  • *Lundy’s Lane
  • Mexican War
  • *Palo Alto
  • *Resaca de la Palma
  •   Monterey
  •   Vera Cruz
  •   Cerro Gordo
  • *Contreras
  • *Churubusco
  • *Chapultepec
  • Civil War
  • *Bull Run
  • *Peninsula
  • *Manassas
  • *Antietam
  • *Fredericksburg
  • *Chancellorsville
  • *Gettysburg
  • *Appomattox
  •   Texas 1861
  •   Florida 1861
  •   Florida 1862
  • *Virginia 1863
  • Indian Wars
  • *Miami
  • *Seminoles
  • *Comanches
  • *New Mexico 1856
  • *New Mexico 1857
  • *New Mexico 1858
  • *New Mexico 1860
  • *Montana 1887
  • War with Spain
  • *Santiago
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • *Malolos
  • *San Isidro
  • *Luzon 1899
  •   Luzon 1900
  • *Jolo 1911
  • World War II
  • *American Theater, Streamer
  • without inscription
  • *Northern France
  • 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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns
  • to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAIGON - LONG BINH
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KARBALA AND AN NAJAF, IRAQ
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • *Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2002-2003
  • *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1957-1963
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1970
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered EASTERN AFGHANISTAN FEB-SEP 2012

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

RICHARD W. STEWART. PH.D.
Center of Military History


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