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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 March 2013

2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

  • Constituted 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 H, 475th Infantry (constituted 25 May 1944 in the Army of the United States), and consolidated unit designated as Company H, 475th Infantry
  • Inactivated 1 July 1945 in China
  • Redesignated 21 June 1954 as Company H, 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 15 August 1972 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated 1 October 1974 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Infantry, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company consolidated 3 February 1986 with former Company A, 2d Infantry Battalion (see ANNEX); 2d Battalion, 75th Infantry, concurrently redesignated as the 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 11 March 1943 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 2d Ranger Battalion
  • Activated 1 April 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as Company A, 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Inactivated 23 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Redesignated 29 July 1949 as Company A, 2d Infantry Battalion
  • Activated 15 September 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Inactivated 4 January 1950 in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Redesignated 25 October 1950 as the 2d 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, 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Redesignated 14 June 1955 as Company A, 2d Infantry Battalion
  • Activated 1 July 1955 in Iceland
  • Inactivated 11 March 1960 at Fort Hamilton, New York
  • Consolidated 15 April 1960 with the 4th Company, 2d Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Special Service Force (activated 9 July 1942), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces
  • Consolidated 30 September 1960 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group (activated 11 June 1952), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated 20 March 1961)
  • Former Company A, 2d Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment (remainder of 10th 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 (with arrowhead)
  • *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
  • *Consolidation II
  • *Cease-Fire
  • 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
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered III CORPS AREA 1969
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered III CORPS AREA 1971
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered GRENADA
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered POINTE DU HOE
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971-1972
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ JUN 2005
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ MAR-APR 2003
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN JUN-JUL 2005

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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