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Lineage and Honors Information as of 3 October 2011

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112th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(SIXTEENTH PENNSYLVANIA)

 

Constituted 23 September 1878 in the Pennsylvania National Guard as the 16th Infantry Regiment

Organized 22 November 1878 from new and existing units in northwestern Pennsylvania

Mustered into Federal service 10 May and 18 July 1898 in Pennsylvania as the 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 22-29 December 1898 in Pennsylvania

Reorganized 11-28 February 1899 in northwestern Pennsylvania as the 16th Infantry Regiment

Mustered into Federal service 3 July 1916 at Mount Gretna; mustered out of Federal service 13-17 January 1917

Called into Federal service 15-19 July 1917 at home stations; drafted into Federal service
5 August 1917

Consolidated 11 October 1917 with the 8th Infantry Regiment (organized in 1874 in the Pennsylvania National Guard); consolidated unit concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 112th Infantry and assigned to the 28th Division

Demobilized 6 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Former 16th Infantry Regiment reorganized 16 October 1919 in the Pennsylvania National Guard in northwestern Pennsylvania as the 16th Infantry; Headquarters Federally recognized     30 July 1920 at Grove City

Redesignated 1 April 1921 as the 112th Infantry and assigned to the 28th Division (later redesignated as the 28th Infantry Division)

(Location of Headquarters changed 1 August 1937 to Kane)

Inducted into Federal service 17 February 1941 at home stations

Inactivated 6 December 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Reorganized and Federally recognized 20 March 1947 in the Pennsylvania National Guard as the 112th Infantry with Headquarters at Erie

Ordered into active Federal service 5 September 1950 at home stations

(112th Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 28 July 1953 with Headquarters at Erie)

Released from active Federal service 15 June 1954 and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 112th Infantry (NGUS)

Reorganized 1 June 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 28th Infantry Division

Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 42d Infantry Division

Reorganized 1 April 1975 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division

Withdrawn 5 April 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

(1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service 4 March 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 3 March 2004 and reverted to state control)

Reorganized 1 September 2004 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 112th Infantry Regiment

Reorganized 1 September 2006 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, and Company D, elements of the 56th Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division

Ordered into active Federal service 19 September 2008 at home stations; released from active Federal service 23 October 2009 and reverted to state control

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

War with Spain
Puerto Rico

World War I
Champagne-Marne
Aisne-Marne
Oise-Aisne
Meuse-Argonne
Champagne 1918
Lorraine 1918

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

Headquarters Company (Lewistown), 2d Battalion, additionally entitled to:

Civil War
Manassas
Antietam
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Atlanta

World War II
Naples-Foggia
Rome-Arno
North Apennines

Korean War
First UN Counteroffensive
CCF Spring Offensive
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
Second Korean Winter
Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea, Summer 1953

 

DECORATIONS

            Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ARDENNES

            Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009
           
Luxembourg Croix de Guerre, Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG

            Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

            Company A (Butler), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ JAN-OCT 2005

Company C (Lewis Run), 1st Battalion, and Company A (Huntingdon), 2d Battalion, each additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER

Headquarters Company (Lewistown), 2d Battalion, additionally entitled to:

                        Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA

                   French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, Streamer embroidered
ROME-ARNO

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA
1951-1953

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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