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12th Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 2 June 1997

12th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry

Organized 20 October 1861 at Fort Hamilton, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1866 as the 12th Infantry

Assigned 17 December 1917 to the 8th Division

Relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 8th Division and assigned to the 4th Division

Relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 8th Division

Relieved 10 October 1941 from assignment to the 8th Division and assigned to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division)

Inactivated 27 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Withdrawn 16 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

12th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Civil War: Peninsula Manassas; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Virginia 1862; Virginia 1863

Indian Wars: Modocs; Bannocks; Pine Ridge

War with Spain: Santiago

Philippine Insurrection: Malolos; Tarlac; Luzon 1899

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

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for LUXEMBOURG

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for SUOI TRE, VIETNAM

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for PLEIKU PROVINCE

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DAK TO DISTRICT

Valorous Unit Award for PLEIKU PROVINCE

Valorous Unit Award for CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON - LONG BINH

Valorous Unit Award for FISH HOOK

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


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