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Lineage and Honors Information as of 20 June 2012

1st BATTALION,
506th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(CURRAHEE)

  • Constituted 1 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 506th Parachute Infantry
  • Activated 20 July 1942 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia
  • (506th Parachute Infantry assigned 1 March 1945 to the 101st Airborne Division)
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France
  • Redesignated 18 June 1948 as Company A, 506th 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
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry
  • Inactivated 5 June 1984 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division
  • Assigned 16 March 1987 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated in Korea
  • Relieved 30 September 2005 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • *Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • *Rhineland (with arrowhead)
  • *Ardennes-Alsace
  • *Central Europe
  • 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
  • War on Terrorism
  •      Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Governance
  • *National Resolution
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered DEFENSE OF SAIGON
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2008-2009
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • *Netherlands Orange Lanyard
  • *Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered 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
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • *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

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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