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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 July 2012

4th BATTALION,
6th INFANTRY REGIMENT

  • 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 D, 6th Infantry
  • Consolidated 1 May 1869 with Company D, 42d Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company D, 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 D, 6th Infantry (Armored), an element of the 1st Armored Division
  • Redesignated 1 January 1942 as Company D, 6th Armored Infantry, an element of the 1st Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 July 1944 as Company A, 11th Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division
  • Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop A, 11th Constabulary Squadron, an element of the 1st Constabulary Regiment
  • Inactivated 20 September 1947 in Germany
  • Converted and redesignated 7 April 1949 as Company A, 11th Armored Infantry Battalion (11th Constabulary Squadron concurrently relieved from assignment to the 1st Constabulary Regiment)
  • Redesignated 10 October 1950 as Company D, 6th Infantry
  • Activated 16 October 1950 in Germany
  • Inactivated 1 June 1958 in Germany
  • Redesignated 11 May 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 6th Infantry, withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 102d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battle Group activated 1 June 1959 with Headquarters at St. Louis, Missouri (Headquarters and Headquarters Company concurrently consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 407th Infantry [see ANNEX], and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 6th Infantry)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry
  • Inactivated 31 December 1965 at St. Louis, Missouri
  • Withdrawn 13 September 1972 from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, relieved from assignment to the 102d Infantry Division, and assigned to the United States Army Berlin Brigade; concurrently activated in Germany
  • Inactivated 29 June 1984 in Germany, and relieved from assignment to the Berlin Brigade
  • Assigned 1 August 1984 to the 5th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 16 December 1992 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and relieved from assignment to the 5th Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment
  • Assigned 16 March 2008 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 407th Infantry, an element of the 102d Division
  • Demobilized 30 November 1918
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as an element of the 102d Division (later redesignated as the 102d Infantry Division)
  • Organized in November 1921 at St. Louis, Missouri
  • Ordered into active military service 15 September 1942 and reorganized at Camp Maxey, Texas
  • Inactivated 16 March 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Activated 7 April 1947 in the Organized Reserves at Danville, Illinois
  • Location changed 15 March 1948 to St. Louis, Missouri
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Consolidated 1 June 1959 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 6th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 6th Infantry (remainder of the 407th Infantry inactivated)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Seminoles
  • *Black Hawk
  • *Little Big Horn
  •   Cheyennes
  •   Utes
  • *South Dakota 1823
  •   Kansas 1829
  •   Nebraska 1855
  • *Kansas 1857
  •   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
  • *Rhineland
  • *Central Europe
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • *Panama
  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Sovereignty

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ORAN, ALGERIA
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MT. PORCHIA
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered PANAMA
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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