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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 July 2010

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2d BATTALION, 505th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(PANTHERS)

 

Constituted 24 June 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 505th Parachute Infantry

Activated 6 July 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia

(505th Parachute Infantry assigned 10 February 1943 to the 82d Airborne Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1947 as Company B, 505th 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, 505th Infantry, relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division, and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division (later redesignated as the 11th Air Assault Division) (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Inactivated 1 July 1958 in Germany

Redesignated 6 March 1964 as the 2d Battalion, 505th Infantry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division

Activated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 January 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


  World War II
*Sicily (with arrowhead)
*Naples-Foggia
*Normandy (with arrowhead)
*Rhineland (with arrowhead)
*Ardennes-Alsace
*Central Europe

  Vietnam
*Tet Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase IV
*Counteroffensive, Phase V
*Counteroffensive, Phase VI
*Tet 69/Counteroffensive
*Summer-Fall 1969
*Winter-Spring 1970

  Armed Forces Expeditions
*Dominican Republic
*Grenada

  Southwest Asia
*Defense of Saudi Arabia
*Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

  War on Terrorism
  Campaigns to be determined


 

DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2003

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1989-1990

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1999

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Fourragere

*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

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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