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504th Infantry
(Devils in Baggy Pants)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 May 1997

504th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 24 February 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 504th Parachute Infantry

Activated 1 May 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Assigned 15 August 1942 to the 82d Airborne Division

Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1947 as the 504th Airborne Infantry

Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army

Relieved 1 September 1957 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division; concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 504th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 1 May 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

504th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Sicily (with arrowhead); Naples-Foggia; Anzio (with arrowhead); Rhineland (with arrowhead); Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Armed Forces Expeditions: Dominican Republic; Panama (with arrowhead)

Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ANZIO BEACHHEAD

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHENEUX, BELGIUM

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

Army Superior Unit Award for 1996

Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class) for NIJMEGEN 1944

Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Belgian Fourragere 1940

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

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM AND GERMANY


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