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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 December 2015

1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 6 October 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 508th Parachute Infantry
  • Activated 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida
  • Inactivated 25 November 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 16 April 1951 as Company A, 508th Airborne Infantry; concurrently allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Inactivated 22 March 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 15 July 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry
  • Assigned 6 March 1964 to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Inactivated 3 October 1986 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Assigned 10 July 1987 to the 193d Infantry Brigade and activated in Panama
  • Inactivated 15 October 1994 in Panama and relieved from assignment to the 193d Infantry Brigade
  • Activated 16 February 1996 in Bosnia
  • Assigned 16 October 2000 to the 173d Airborne Brigade
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 15 June 2006 from assignment to the 173d Airborne Brigade and assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division
  • Relieved 16 February 2014 from assignment to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • 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
  • Panama (with arrowhead)
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  • Iraq:
  • Liberation of Iraq (with arrowhead)
  • Transition of Iraq
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered HUE AND SAIGON
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered ZABUL AND KANDAHAR PROVINCES 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1990
  • 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, 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
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St. Vith
  • 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
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered WESTERN AFGHANISTAN AUG 2009-AUG 2010

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Richard W. Stewart, Ph.D.
Chief of Military History


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