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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 June 2013

3d Battalion,
187th Infantry Regiment
(Rakkasans)

  • Constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company C, 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 C, 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)
  • Inactivated 25 April 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry
  • Redesignated 1 February 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 7 February 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Relieved 1 February 1964 from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division
  • 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 3d 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
  • Vietnam
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • *Tet Counteroffensive
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • *Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • *Summer-Fall 1969
  • *Winter-Spring 1970
  • *Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • *Consolidation I
  • *Consolidation II
  • Southwest Asia
  • *Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Iraq:
  • *Iraq 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 (Army), Streamer embroidered TRANG BANG
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  •   Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered INCHON
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH DUONG PROVINCE
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered THUA THIEN PROVINCE
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered YUSUFIYAH, IRAQ 2007-2008
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • *Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996
  • *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
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ JAN-SEP 2006

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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