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502d Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 24 March 1998

502d Infantry Lineage

Constituted 24 February 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 502d Parachute Infantry (1st Battalion concurrently consolidated with the 502d Parachute Battalion [constituted 14 March 1941 in the Army of the United States and activated 1 July 1941 at Fort Benning, Georgia] and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Battalion, 502d Parachute Infantry)

Regiment (less 1st Battalion) activated 2 March 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Assigned 15 August 1942 to the 101st Airborne Division

Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France

Redesignated 18 June 1948 as the 502d Airborne Infantry

Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army

Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Relieved 25 April 1957 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 502d Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 29 June 1984 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

502d Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Normandy (with arrowhead); Rhineland (with arrowhead); Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; 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

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NORMANDY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for BASTOGNE

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for AN KHE

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DAK TO, VIETNAM 1966

Valorous Unit Award for QUANG THUONG DISTRICT

Valorous Unit Award for TUY HOA

Valorous Unit Award for NAM HOA DISTRICT

Valorous Unit Award for BA LONG DISTRICT

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

Army Superior Unit Award for 1985

Army Superior Unit Award for 1993-1994

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY

Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm for BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

Belgian Fourragere 1940

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium


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