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291st Regiment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 January 2001

291st Regiment Lineage

Constituted 24 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 291st Infantry and assigned to the 75th Infantry Division

Activated 15 April 1943 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Inactivated 26 November 1945 at the New York Port of Embarkation

Allotted 21 February 1952 to the Organized Reserve Corps

Relieved 1 March 1952 from assignment to the 75th Infantry Division and assigned to the 95th Infantry Division

Activated 15 April 1952 with Headquarters at Tulsa, Oklahoma

(Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Relieved 1 January 1955 from assignment to the 95th Infantry Division and assigned to the 75th Infantry Division

Inactivated 31 January 1955 at Tulsa, Oklahoma

Relieved 2 March 1959 from assignment to the 75th Infantry Division and redesignated as the 291st Regiment

Activated 1 April 1959 as an element of the 95th Division (Training) with Headquarters at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Reorganized 30 December 1967 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 95th Division (Training)

Reorganized 16 October 1978 to consist of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Battalions, elements of the 95th Division (Training)

Reorganized 13 January 1995 to consist of the 1st and 3d Battalions, elements of the 95th Division (Training)

Reorganized 16 October 1996 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 95th Division (Training)

1st Battalion inactivated 15 April 1997 and relieved from assignment to the 95th Division (Training)

291st Regiment reorganized 17 October 1999 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 75th Division (Training Support); 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions concurrently allotted to the Regular Army

291st Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Decorations

2d Battalion entitled to:

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes


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