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Lineage and Honors Information as of 14 March 2014

1st BATTALION, 87th INFANTRY REGIMENT

  • Constituted 15 November 1941 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 87th Infantry Mountain Regiment, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Redesignated 12 May 1942 as Company A, 87th Mountain Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 February 1944 as Company A, 87th Infantry, an element of the 10th Light Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 November 1944 as Company A, 87th Mountain Infantry, an element of the 10th Mountain Division
  • Inactivated 21 November 1945 at Camp Carson, Colorado
  • Redesignated 18 June 1948 as Company A, 87th Infantry, an element of the 10th Infantry Division
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 1 July 1948 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 87th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 10th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 14 June 1958 from assignment to the 10th Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry
  • Relieved 4 September 1963 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 1 October 1983 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division
  • Assigned 2 May 1987 to the 10th Mountain Division and activated at Fort Drum, New York
  • Relieved 16 September 2004 from assignment to the 10th Mountain Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • *Aleutian Islands
  • *North Apennines
  • *Po Valley
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Governance
  • *National Resolution
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KHOWST PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 2002
  • *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
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN MAR-SEP 2010

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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