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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 March 2013

1st Battalion
75th Ranger Regiment

  • Organized 3 October 1943 in the Army of the United States in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as an element of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)
  • Consolidated 10 August 1944 with Company C, 475th Infantry (constituted 25 May 1944 in the Army of the United States), and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 475th Infantry
  • Inactivated 1 July 1945 in China
  • Redesignated 21 June 1954 as Company C, 75th Infantry
  • Allotted 26 October 1954 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 20 November 1954 on Okinawa
  • Inactivated 21 March 1956 on Okinawa
  • Activated 1 February 1969 in Vietnam
  • Inactivated 25 October 1971 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated 31 January 1974 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry, and activated at Fort Stewart, Georgia (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company consolidated 3 February 1986 with former Company A, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion (see ANNEX); 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry, concurrently redesignated as the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 27 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 1st Ranger Battalion
  • Activated 19 June 1942 in Northern Ireland
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as Company A, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Disbanded 15 August 1944
  • Reconstituted 1 September 1948 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 1st Infantry Battalion, and activated in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Inactivated 4 January 1950 in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Redesignated 25 October 1950 as the 1st Ranger Infantry Company and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 28 October 1950 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Redesignated 24 November 1952 as Company A, 1st Ranger Infantry
  • Consolidated 15 April 1960 with the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Special Service Force (activated 9 July 1942), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces
  • Consolidated 6 June 1960 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 77th Special Forces Group (activated 25 September 1953), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces (organic elements constituted 20 May 1960 and activated 6 June 1960)
  • Former Company A, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (remainder of 7th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces - hereafter separate lineage)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • New Guinea
  • Leyte (with arrowhead)
  • Luzon
  • *India-Burma
  • *Central Burma
  • *Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)
  • *Tunisia
  • *Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • *Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead)
  • *Anzio (with arrowhead)
  • *Rome-Arno
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Korean War
  • *CCF Intervention
  • *First UN Counteroffensive
  • *CCF Spring Offensive
  • *UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Vietnam
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • *Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • *Summer-Fall 1969
  • *Winter-Spring 1970
  • *Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • *Consolidation I
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • *Grenada (with arrowhead)
  • *Panama (with arrowhead)
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism
  •   Afghanistan:
  • *Liberation of Afghanistan
  • *Consolidation I
  •   Iraq:
  • *Liberation of Iraq
  • *Transition of Iraq
  • *Iraqi Governance
  • *National Resolution
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered EL GUETTAR
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SALERNO
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered POINTE DU HOE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY BEACHHEAD
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SAAR RIVER AREA
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MYITKYINA
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHIPYONG-NI
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM - II CORPS AREA
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered GRENADA
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered for VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered for VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered for VIETNAM 1969-1971

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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