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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 June 2013

8th Infantry Regiment
(Fighting Eagles)

  • Constituted 5 July 1838 in the Regular Army as the 8th Infantry
  • Organized in July 1838 in New York, Vermont, and Michigan
  • Consolidated in May 1869 with the 33d Infantry (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 8th Infantry
  • Assigned 17 December 1917 to the 8th Division
  • Relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 8th Division and assigned to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division)
  • Inactivated 25 February 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina
  • Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Ord, California
  • Relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Withdrawn 1 August 1984 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 8th Infantry Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry
  • Organized by March 1864 at Fort Adams, Rhode Island
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as the 33d Infantry
  • Consolidated in May 1869 with the 8th Infantry and consolidated unit designated as the 8th Infantry

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Mexican War
  • Palo Alto
  • Resaca de la Palma
  • Monterey
  • Vera Cruz
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Churubusco
  • Molino del Rey
  • Chapultepec
  • Civil War
  • Peninsula
  • Manassas
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Wilderness
  • Atlanta
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Texas 1861
  • Indian Wars
  • Seminoles
  • Apaches
  • New Mexico 1858
  • New Mexico 1860
  • Montana 1872
  • Arizona 1876
  • War with Spain
  • Santiago
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • Luzon 1901
  • World War I
  • Streamer without inscription
  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • 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:
  • Liberation of Iraq
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • New Dawn

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO DISTRICT
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE 2007-2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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