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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 March 2013

3d 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 F, 475th Infantry (constituted 25 May 1944 in the Army of the United States), and consolidated unit designated as Company F, 475th Infantry
  • Inactivated 1 July 1945 in China
  • Redesignated 21 June 1954 as Company F, 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 March 1971 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated 2 October 1984 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 75th Infantry, and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company consolidated 3 February 1986 with former Company A, 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion (see ANNEX); 3d Battalion, 75th Infantry, concurrently redesignated as the 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  • ANNEX
  • Constituted 21 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 3d Ranger Battalion; concurrently consolidated with Company A, 3d Ranger Battalion (Provisional) (organized 21 May 1943 in North Africa), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 3d Ranger Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 August 1943 as Company A, 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Disbanded 15 August 1944
  • Reconstituted 25 October 1950 in the Regular Army as the 3d Ranger Infantry Company
  • Activated 28 October at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Inactivated 1 August 1951 in Korea
  • Redesignated 24 November 1952 as Company A, 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion
  • Consolidated 15 April 1960 with the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Regiment, 1st Special Service Force (activated 9 July 1942), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 13th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces
  • Withdrawn 14 December 1960 from the Regular Army and allotted to the Army Reserve (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Group activated 1 March 1961 with Headquarters at Jacksonville, Florida
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company inactivated 15 April 1963 at Jacksonville, Florida (organic elements inactivated 21 January 1966)
  • Former Company A, 3d Ranger Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (remainder of 13th 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
  • *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
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • *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 BINH DUONG PROVINCE
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered MOGADISHU
  • *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered UIJONGBU CORRIDOR
  • *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1951
  • *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 Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE 2003

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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