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Lineage and Honors Information as of 20 May 2015

87th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 15 November 1941 in the Army of the United States as the 87th Infantry Mountain Regiment (1st Battalion concurrently activated at Fort Lewis, Washington)
  • Redesignated 12 May 1942 as the 87th Mountain Infantry
  • Regiment (less 1st Battalion) activated 25 May 1942 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 February 1944 as the 87th Infantry and assigned to the 10th Light Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 November 1944 as the 87th Mountain Infantry (10th Light Division concurrently redesignated as the 10th Mountain Division)
  • Inactivated 21 November 1945 at Camp Carson, Colorado
  • Redesignated 18 June 1948 as the 87th Infantry (10th Mountain Division concurrently redesignated as the 10th Infantry Division)
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 1 July 1948 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Relieved 1 July 1957 from assignment to the 10th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Withdrawn 2 May 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 87th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Aleutian Islands
  • North Apennines
  • Po Valley
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Panama
  • Somalia
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KHOWST PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 2002
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered PAKTIKA AND HELMAND PROVINCES 2006-2007
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered WARDAK PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SAIGON AREA 1966-1967
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2003-2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1990
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1991-1992

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

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


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