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224th Military Intelligence Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 11 September 2000

224th Military Intelligence Battalion Lineage

Constituted 1 June 1966 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 224th Aviation Battalion, and activated in Vietnam

Redesignated 1 December 1968 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 224th Aviation Battalion

Converted and redesignated 19 May 1971 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 224th Army Security Agency Battalion

Inactivated 6 March 1973 at Oakland, California

Redesignated 1 June 1981 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 224th Military Intelligence Battalion, and activated at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia (172d Military Intelligence Detachment [see ANNEX 1] concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Company A; 144th Aviation Company [see ANNEX 2] converted and redesignated as Company B and activated)

ANNEX 1

Constituted 5 April 1945 in the Army of the United States as the 172d Language Detachment

Activated 23 April 1945 in the Philippine Islands

Inactivated 15 April 1946 in Japan

Redesignated 14 January 1955 as the 172d Military Intelligence Platoon and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 7 March 1955 in Germany

Inactivated 25 June 1958 in Germany

Activated 15 July 1959 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Reorganized and redesignated 25 August 1961 as the 172d Military Intelligence Detachment

Inactivated 1 September 1963 in Germany

Activated 3 May 1965 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Inactivated 21 August 1972 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Activated 21 November 1977 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska

ANNEX 2

Constituted 1 June 1966 in the Regular Army as the 144th Aviation Company and activated in Vietnam

Inactivated 30 September 1971 in Vietnam

224th Military Intelligence Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

Vietnam: Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; 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; Cease-Fire

Company A additionally entitled to:

    World War II-AP: Luzon

    Vietnam: Defense

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1967-1969

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1971-1972

Army Superior Unit Award for 1987-1988

Army Superior Unit Award for 1988-1990

Army Superior Unit Award for 1992-1993

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1970-1971

Company A additionally entitled to:

    Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1967

    Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

    Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968-1970

    Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1969-1971


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