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Lineage and Honors Information as of 17 August 2015

4th 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 1791 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 D, 3d Infantry
  • Consolidated 16 December 1869 with part of Company A, 37th Infantry (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as Company D, 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
  • Inactivated 1 July 1957 at Fort Myer, Virginia; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 3d Infantry
  • Redesignated 15 April 1966 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 1 July 1966 in Hawaii and assigned to the 11th Infantry Brigade
  • Relieved 15 February 1969 from assignment to the 11th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 23d Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 30 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 23d Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment
  • Activated 16 October 2006 at Fort Myer, Virginia
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry
  • Organized 6 May 1865 at Fort Wayne, Michigan
  • Reorganized and redesignated 23 November 1866 as Company A, 37th Infantry
  • Consolidated 16 December 1869 with Company D and Company K, 3d Infantry and consolidated units designated as Company D and Company K, 3d Infantry (Company K, 3d Infantry--hereafter separate lineage)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War of 1812
  • Canada
  • Chippewa
  • Lundy‚Äôs 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
  • Kansas 1868
  • 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 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

  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2011-2013
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM FEBRUARY-APRIL 1971
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM MAY-JUNE 1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

RICHARD W. STEWART
Chief of Military History


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