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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 July 2010

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1st BATTALION, 38th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(ROCK OF THE MARNE)

 

Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company A, 38th Infantry

Organized 1 June 1917 at Syracuse, New York

(38th Infantry assigned 1 October 1917 to the 3d Division)

Inactivated 1 October 1933 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Activated 1 May 1939 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

(38th Infantry relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 3d Division and assigned to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])

Redesignated 8 November 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 38th Infantry, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division

Inactivated 4 March 1958

(Organic elements constituted 26 January 1962)

Battle Group assigned 19 February 1962 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry

Inactivated 16 December 1986 in Korea and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division

Headquarters transferred 28 August 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

Battalion redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment

Headquarters inactivated 27 April 2006 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

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

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  World War I
*Aisne
*Champagne-Marne
*Aisne-Marne
*St. Mihiel
*Meuse-Argonne
*Champagne 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 HILL 154, BREST

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KRINKELT

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON

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

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MARNE RIVER

*French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered BREST

*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

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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