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Lineage and Honors Information as of 21 October 2010

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1st BATTALION, 6th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(THE REGULARS)

 

Constituted 11 January 1812 in the Regular Army as a company of the 11th Infantry

Organized March-May 1812 in Vermont, New Hampshire, or Connecticut

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company of the 25th Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812) and a company each of the 27th, 29th, and 37th Infantry (all constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 6th Infantry

Designated 22 May 1816 as Company A, 6th Infantry

Consolidated 1 May 1869 with Company A, 42d Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 6th Infantry

(6th Infantry assigned 18 November 1917 to the 5th Division; relieved in August 1921 from assignment to the 5th Division; assigned 24 March 1923 to the 6th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 6th Division)

Reorganized 15 July 1940 as Company A, 6th Infantry (Armored), an element of the 1st Armored Division

Redesignated 1 January 1942 as Company A, 6th Armored Infantry, an element of the 1st Armored Division

Reorganized and redesignated 20 July 1944 as Company A, 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop A, 12th Constabulary Squadron, an element of the 1st Constabulary Regiment

Inactivated 20 September 1947 in Germany

Converted and redesignated 10 October 1950 as Company A, 6th Infantry (12th Constabulary Squadron concurrently relieved from assignment to the 1st Constabulary Regiment)

Activated 16 October 1950 in Germany

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 6th Infantry, and assigned to the 1st Armored Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1962 as the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry

Relieved 12 May 1967 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 198th Infantry Brigade

Relieved 15 February 1969 from assignment to the 198th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 23d Infantry Division

Relieved 13 September 1972 from assignment to the 23d Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Armored Division

Relieved 17 January 1992 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 3d Infantry Division

Inactivated 15 February 1996 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division

Assigned 16 February 1997 to the 1st Armored Division and activated in Germany

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 September 2010 for assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division


CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


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

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

  Civil War
*Peninsula
*Manassas
*Antietam
*Fredericksburg
  Chancellorsville
  Gettysburg
*Virginia 1862

  Indian Wars
*Seminoles
*Black Hawk
*Little Big Horn
  Cheyennes
  Utes
*South Dakota 1823
*Kansas 1829
*Nebraska 1855
  Kansas 1857
*Nevada 1860
  North Dakota 1872
  North Dakota 1873
  Montana 1879

  War with Spain
*Santiago

  Philippine Insurrection
  Jolo
  Negros 1899
*Panay 1900

  Mexican Expedition
*Mexico 1916-1917

  World War I
*St. Mihiel
*Meuse-Argonne
*Alsace 1918
*Lorraine 1918

  World War II
*Algeria-French Morocco
      (with arrowhead)
*Tunisia
*Naples-Foggia
*Anzio
*Rome-Arno
*North Apennines
*Po Valley

  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

  War on Terrorism
*Global War on Terrorism

  (Additional campaigns to be
       determined)


DECORATIONS

  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ORAN, ALGERIA

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MT. PORCHIA

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered AL KUT AND AN NAJAF

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered LO GIANG

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

  Company B additionally entitled to:

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

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

PETER D. CREAN
COL, LG
Director, Center of Military History


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