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Lineage and Honors Information as of 25 April 2015

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  • Inactivated 15 January 1996 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command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
  • Inactivated 15 July 2014 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
  • Assigned 16 April 2015 to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE FEB-OCT 2007
  • Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered ANBAR PROVINCE FEB 2006-FEB 2007
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN JUL 2013-FEB 2014

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

RICHARD W. STEWART, Ph.D.
Chief of Military History


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