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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 July 2010

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2d BATTALION, 508th INFANTRY REGIMENT

 

Constituted 6 October 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 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 B, 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, 2d 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 30 April 1986 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment

Assigned 16 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICPATION CREDIT

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

  Armed Forces Expeditions
*Dominican Republic
*Grenada

 

DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA

*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

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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