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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 October 2016

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
(Vanguards)

  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry
  • Organized 17 September 1861 at Camp Thomas, Ohio
  • Redesignated 20 September 1861 as Company H, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry
  • Redesignated 19 October 1861 as Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company A, 18th Infantry
  • Consolidated in April 1869 with Company E, 25th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 18th Infantry
  • (18th Infantry assigned 8 June 1917 to the 1st Expeditionary Division [later redesignated as the 1st Infantry Division])
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 18th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 14 April 1959 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 1 April 1963 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 2 January 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry
  • Inactivated 1 November 1983 at Fort Riley, Kansas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Assigned 16 June 1989 to the 197th Infantry Brigade and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Relieved 16 August 1991 from assignment to the 197th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 16 February 1996 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 March 2008 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company E, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry
  • Organized 2 May 1865 at Fort Ontario, New York
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company E, 25th Infantry
  • Consolidated in April 1869 with Company A, 18th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 18th Infantry

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Civil War
  • Murfreesborough
  • Chickamauga
  • Chattanooga
  • Atlanta
  • Kentucky 1862
  • Mississippi 1862
  • Tennessee 1863
  • Georgia 1864
  • Indian Wars
  • Dakota 1867
  • Wyoming 1867
  • Montana 1881
  • Montana 1882
  • War with Spain
  • Manila
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • Iloilo
  • Panay 1899
  • Panay 1900
  • World War I
  • Montdidier-Noyon
  • Aisne-Marne
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Lorraine 1917
  • Lorraine 1918
  • Picardy 1918
  • World War II
  • Algeria-French Morocco
  • (with arrowhead)
  • Tunisia
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • 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
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • New Dawn

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BEJA, TUNISIA
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered AACHEN, GERMANY
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH LONG PROVINCE
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered DI AN DISTRICT
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAGHDAD 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2010-2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1994
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1998-1999
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MEUSE-ARGONNE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered KASSERINE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • French Medaille Militaire, Fourragere
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Mons
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Eupen-Malmedy
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968
  • 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 1965-1970
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE FEB-MAR 2007
  • Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered ANBAR PROVINCE FEB 2006-FEB 2007
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1997

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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