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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 July 2010

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1st BATTALION, 5th INFANTRY REGIMENT

 

Constituted 12 April 1808 in the Regular Army as a company of the 4th Infantry

Organized in May or June 1808 in New England

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company each of the 9th and 13th Infantry (both constituted 11 January 1812), a company of the 21st Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812), a company of the 40th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813), and a company of the 46th Infantry (constituted 30 March 1814) to form a company of the 5th Infantry

Designated 22 May 1816 as Company A, 5th Infantry

Consolidated in June 1869 with part of Company K, 37th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 5th Infantry

(5th Infantry assigned 27 July 1918 to the 17th Division; relieved 10 February 1919 from assignment to the 17th Division; assigned 24 March 1923 to the 9th Division; relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 9th Division and assigned to the 5th Division; relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 5th Division and assigned to the 9th Division; relieved 15 July 1940 from assignment to the 9th Division; assigned 10 July 1943 to the 71st Light Division [later redesignated as the 71st Infantry Division]; relieved 1 May 1946 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division)

Inactivated 15 November 1946 in Austria

Activated 1 January 1949 in Korea

(5th Infantry assigned 10 October 1954 to the 71st Infantry Division; relieved 25 August 1956 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division; assigned 1 September 1956 to the 8th Infantry Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 5th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 8th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 1 February 1959 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division

Relieved 1 February 1963 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 12 August 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry

Inactivated 16 January 1986 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 April 1987 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated in Korea

Relieved 16 August 1995 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment

Inactivated 1 June 2006 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 December 2006 to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Wainwright, Alaska

 

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company K, 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry

Organized 25 September 1866 at Fort Columbus, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 23 November 1866 as Company K, 37th Infantry

Consolidated in June 1869 with Company A and Company B, 5th Infantry, and consolidated units designated as Company A and Company B, 5th Infantry (Company B, 5th Infantry--hereafter separate lineage)

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


  War of 1812
*Canada
*Chippewa
*Lundy's Lane

  Mexican War
*Palo Alto
*Resaca de la Palma
  Monterey
*Churubusco
*Molino del Rey
*Chapultepec
  Vera Cruz 1847

  Civil War
  New Mexico 1862

  Indian Wars
*Tippecanoe
*Seminoles
  Comanches
*Little Big Horn
  Nez Perces
*Bannocks
*New Mexico 1860
*Montana 1879
  Montana 1880
*Montana 1881
*Montana 1887

  Philippine Insurrection
*Streamer without inscription

  World War II
*American Theater, Streamer without inscription
*Rhineland
*Central Europe

  Korean War
*UN Defensive
*UN Offensive
*CCF Intervention
*First UN Counteroffensive
*CCF Spring Offensive
*UN Summer-Fall Offensive
*Second Korean Winter
*Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
*Third Korean Winter
*Korea, Summer 1953

  Vietnam
*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
*Sanctuary Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase VII

  War on Terrorism
      Iraq:
*Iraqi Surge

  (Additional campaigns
      to be determined)

 

DECORATIONS

  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHINJU

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SONGNAE-DONG

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BEN CUI

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CU CHI DISTRICT

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE 2005

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1953

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1954

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1970

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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