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Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 July 2011

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2d BATTALION, 23d INFANTRY REGIMENT
(TOMAHAWK REGIMENT)

 

                 Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

            Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

            Redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company C, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

            Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company B, 23d Infantry

            (23d Infantry assigned 22 September 1917 to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])

            Inactivated 20 June 1957 in Alaska and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 23d Infantry

            (Organic elements constituted 4 March 1958)

            Battle Group assigned 17 March 1958 to the 2d Infantry Division

            Activated 14 June 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia

            Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry

            Inactivated 21 June 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division

            Assigned 21 January 1983 to the 9th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

            Inactivated 28 September 1990 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division

            Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment

            Assigned 1 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


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

  Indian Wars
  Little Big Horn
  Arizona 1866
  Idaho 1868

  War with Spain
*Manila

  Philippine Insurrection
*Manila
*Malolos
  Mindanao
  Jolo
*Jolo 1903

  World War I
*Aisne
*Aisne-Marne
*St. Mihiel
*Meuse-Argonne
*Lorraine 1918
*Ile de France 1918

  World War II
*Normandy
*Northern France
*Rhineland
*Ardennes-Alsace
*Central Europe

  Korean War
*UN Defensive
*UN Offensive
*CCF Intervention
*First UN Counteroffensive
*CCF Spring Offensive
*UN Summer-Fall Offensive
*Second Korean Winter
*Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
*Third Korean Winter
*Korea, Summer 1953
  War on Terrorism
        Iraq:
*Iraqi Surge

  (Additional campaigns
     to be determined)

 

 

DECORATIONS

            *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered WIRTZFELD, BELGIUM

              Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. VITH

              Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KRINKELTER WALD, BELGIUM

              Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BREST, FRANCE

              Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TWIN TUNNELS

            *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHIPYONG-NI

            *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON

            *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

            *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010

            *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 I, Streamer embroidered CHATEAU THIERRY

            *French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere

            *Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Elsenborn Crest

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered NAKTONG RIVER LINE

            *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952

            *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1953

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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