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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 April 2014

4th BATTALION, 23d INFANTRY REGIMENT
(TOMAHAWK REGIMENT)

  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company D, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
  • Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company D, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry
  • Redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company D, 23d Infantry
  • (23d Infantry assigned 22 September 1917 to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])
  • Inactivated 20 June 1957 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 23d Infantry
  • Activated 25 January 1963 at Fort Richardson, Alaska (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Assigned 20 May 1963 to the 172d Infantry Brigade
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry
  • Relieved 14 January 1966 from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 5 June 1972 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Relieved 2 August 1972 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade; concurrently, activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska
  • Inactivated 6 January 1983 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade
  • 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
  • Assigned 16 March 2004 to the 172d Infantry Brigade [later redesignated as the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team] and activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment
  • Inactivated 16 December 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • Assigned 17 April 2007 to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Relieved 22 July 2010 from assignment to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division

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
  • *Ile de France 1918
  • *Lorraine 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
  • Vietnam
  • *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
  • *Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  •  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BREST, FRANCE
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered WIRTZFELD, BELGIUM
  •  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KRINKELTER WALD, BELGIUM
  •  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. VITH
  •  Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TWIN TUNNELS
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHIPYONG-NI
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAIGON
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE AND BAGHDAD
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KANDAHAR PROVINCE 2012
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered CHATEAU THIERRY
  • *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 (23d Infantry cited; WD GO 11, 1924)
  • *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
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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