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2d Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 15 November 1941 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 87th Infantry Mountain Regiment, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Redesignated 12 May 1942 as Company B, 87th Mountain Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 February 1944 as Company B, 87th Infantry, an element of the 10th Light Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 November 1944 as Company B, 87th Mountain Infantry, an element of the 10th Mountain Division
  • Inactivated 21 November 1945 at Camp Carson, Colorado
  • Redesignated 18 June 1948 as Company B, 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
  • Inactivated 1 July 1957 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 10th Infantry Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 87th Infantry
  • Redesignated 25 January 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 87th Infantry, and assigned to the 2d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 15 February 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Relieved 4 September 1963 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 1 May 1966 in Germany
  • Activated 31 August 1973 in Germany
  • Inactivated 16 June 1986 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division
  • Assigned 2 May 1988 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 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 October 2014 from assignment to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Aleutian Islands
  • North Apennines
  • Po Valley
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Somalia
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • 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 AFGHANISTAN 2003-2004

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

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


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