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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 June 2013

1st Battalion,
187th Infantry Regiment
(Rakkasans)

  • Constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 187th Glider Infantry
  • Activated 25 February 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, as an element of the 11th Airborne Division
  • Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 30 June 1949 as Company A, 187th Airborne Infantry
  • (187th Airborne Infantry relieved 1 February 1951 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division; assigned 1 July 1956 to the 101st Airborne Division)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 1 July 1958 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 8 February 1959 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Inactivated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; concurrently consolidated with the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (constituted and activated 1 February 1964 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 11th Air Assault Division), and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry, an element of the 11th Air Assault Division (later redesignated as the 11th Airborne Division)
  • Inactivated 30 June 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Relieved 1 October 1983 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division, assigned to the 193d Infantry Brigade, and activated in Panama
  • Inactivated 1 May 1987 in Panama and relieved from assignment to the 193d Infantry Brigade
  • Assigned 16 September 1987 to the 101st Airborne Division and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Relieved 16 September 2004 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • *New Guinea
  • *Leyte
  • *Luzon (with arrowhead)
  • Korean War
  • *UN Offensive (with arrowhead)
  • *CCF Intervention
  • *First UN Counteroffensive (with arrowhead)
  • *CCF Spring Offensive
  • *Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • *Korea, Summer 1953
  • Southwest Asia
  • *Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  •     Iraq
  • *Iraqi Surge
  • (additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TAGAYTAY RIDGE
  •   Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUKCHON
  •   Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered INCHON
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • *Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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