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Lineage and Honors Information as of 14 March 2014

2d Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 1 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 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 B, 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
  • Inactivated 25 April 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry
  • Redesignated 21 January 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry, and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 3 February 1964 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 31 July 1972 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division
  • Assigned 30 September 2005 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d 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
  • 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 TRANG BANG
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2008-2009
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2013
  • *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
  • *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
  • Companies A and D additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ DEC 2005-NOV 2006

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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