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Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 Apr 2009

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HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT 198th MILITARY POLICE BATTALION (LOUISVILLE GUARDS)

 

Organized and Federally recognized 30 January 1914 in the Kentucky National Guard at Richmond as Company M, 1st Infantry

Mustered into Federal service 25 June 1916 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Converted and redesignated 15 October 1917 as Company G, 113th Ammunition Train, an element of the 38th Division

Demobilized 8 January 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky

Reorganized and Federally recognized 10 May 1922 in the Kentucky National Guard at Louisville as Headquarters Detachment and Combat Train, 2d Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, an element of the 38th Division 

Reorganized and redesignated 9 September 1925 as Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, 2d Battalion, 138th Field Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1940 as Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, an element of the 38th Division

Inducted into Federal service 17 January 1941 at Louisville

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1942 as Headquarters Battery, 198th Field Artillery Battalion, and relieved from assignment to the 38th Division

Inactivated 21 January 1946 at Camp Anza, California

Reorganized and Federally recognized 4 November 1947 at Louisville

Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Louisville

(Headquarters Battery, 198th Field Artillery Battalion [NGUS], organized and Federally recognized 1 May 1953 at Louisville)

Released 2 December 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from Headquarters Battery, 198th Field Artillery Battalion (NGUS)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1959 as Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 138th Artillery

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1968 as Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, 138th Artillery

Ordered into active Federal service 13 May 1968 at Louisville; released 24 October 1969 from active Federal service and reverted to state control

Redesignated 1 March 1972 as Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, 138th Field Artillery

Redesignated 1 August 1972 as Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 138th Field Artillery

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1974 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 198th Military Police Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 8 August 1980 at Louisville; released from active Federal service 22 August 1980 and reverted to state control

Consolidated 30 September 1990 with the 223d Military Police Company (organized in 1878 at Louisville) and consolidated unit designated as the 223d Military Police Company

Ordered into active Federal service 3 January 1991 at Louisville; released from active Federal service 25 May 1991 and reverted to state control

Former Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 198th Military Police Battalion, withdrawn 1 May 1995 from the 223d Military Police Company and reorganized as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 198th Military Police Battalion (223d Military Police Company – hereafter separate lineage)

Ordered into active Federal service 9 October 2001 at Louisville; released from active Federal service 28 June 2002 and reverted to state control

Ordered into active Federal service 1 December 2005 at Louisville; released from active Federal service 29 May 2007 and reverted to state control

HOME STATION: Louisville

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I
Streamer without inscription

World War II
Leyte (with arrowhead)
Ryukyus

Vietnam
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969

Southwest Asia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
Cease-Fire

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO
4 JULY 1945

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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