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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 June 2013

1ST BATTALION, 26th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(Blue Spaders)

  • Organized 25 December 1900 in the Regular Army at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, as Company A, 1st Provisional Battalion of Infantry
  • Consolidated 7 February 1901 with Company A, 26th Infantry (constituted 2 February 1901 in the Regular Army), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 26th Infantry
  • (26th 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, 26th 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 24 October 1962 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Relieved 15 February 1963 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 January 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
  • Inactivated 24 February 1983 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Headquarters transferred 3 April 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Inactivated 15 January 1996 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Battalion assigned 16 February 1996 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated in Germany
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 March 2008 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Philippine Insurrection
  • *Streamer without inscription
  • 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
  • War on Terrorism
  •    Afghanistan:
  • *Consolidation III
  •    Iraq:
  • *Transition of Iraq
  • *Iraqi Governance
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STOLBERG
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army) Streamer embroidered ADHAMIYAH DISTRICT, BAGHDAD 2006-2007
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AP GU
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAMARRA, IRAQ (OCT-NOV 2004)
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KUNAR PROVINCE 2008
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • *Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
  • *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 Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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