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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 June 2013

2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
(fighting eagles)

  • Constituted 5 July 1838 in the Regular Army as Company B, 8th Infantry, and organized at Detroit, Michigan
  • Consolidated in May 1869 with Company B, 33d Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 8th Infantry
  • (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
  • Inactivated 1 April 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 August 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 8th Infantry, assigned to the 8th Infantry Division, and activated in Germany (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 1 January 1959 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 13 September 1972 at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Activated 1 August 1984 at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Inactivated 15 December 1989 at Fort Carson, Colorado, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Assigned 16 December 1995 to the 2d Armored Division and activated at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Relieved 16 January 1996 from assignment to the 2d Armored Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 16 December 2004 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry
  • Organized by March 1864 at Fort Adams, Rhode Island
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company B, 33d Infantry
  • Consolidated in May 1869 with Company B, 8th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company B, 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 Surge
  • *Iraqi Sovereignty

Decorations

  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BEACHES OF NORMANDY
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • *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
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969
  • Company B and Company C each additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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