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Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 June 2010

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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

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                              World War II
                                                            *Aleutian Islands
                                                            *North Apennines
                                                            *Po Valley

                                                              War on Terrorism
                                                              Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2003-2004

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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