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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 November 2013

2d BATTALION,
504th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(DEVILS IN BAGGY PANTS)

  • Constituted 24 February 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 504th Parachute Infantry
  • Activated 1 May 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • (504th Parachute Infantry assigned 15 August 1942 to the 82d Airborne Division)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1947 as Company B, 504th Airborne Infantry
  • Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Airborne Battle Group, 504th Infantry, relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division, and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany
  • Relieved 9 May 1960 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Activated 1 July 1960 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 May 1964 as the 2d Battalion, 504th Infantry
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 June 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

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
  • War on Terrorism
  •     Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Surge
  • *Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Company A additionally entitled to:

  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Grenada

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ANZIO BEACHHEAD
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHENEUX, BELGIUM
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2003
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered GHANZI PROVINCE 2012
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2010
  • *Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class), Streamer embroidered 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

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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