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318th Regiment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 September 2005

318th Regiment Lineage

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 318th Infantry and assigned to the 80th Division

Organized 22-27 August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia

Demobilized 1-5 June at Camp Lee, Virginia

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 318th Infantry and assigned to the 80th Division (later redesignated as the 80th Infantry Division)

Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Richmond, Virginia

Ordered into active military service 16 July 1942 and reorganized at Camp Forrest, Tennessee

Inactivated 18 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Redesignated 15 July 1946 as the 318th Parachute Infantry, an element of the 80th Airborne Division

Activated 12 March 1947 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Richmond, Virginia

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Reorganized and redesignated 18 October 1950 as the 318th Airborne Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1952 as the 318th Infantry, an element of the 80th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 6 March 1959 as the 318th Regiment, an element of the 80th Division (Training), with Headquarters at Richmond, Virginia

Reorganized 31 January 1968 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 80th Division (Training)

Reorganized 1 April 1971 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 80th Division (Training)

(3d Battalion ordered into active military service 25 January 1991 at Fort Story, Virginia; released from active military service 20 March 1991 and reverted to reserve status)

Reorganized 1 October 1994 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 80th Division (Institutional Training)

Reorganized 13 January 1995 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 80th Division (Institutional Training)

Reorganized 16 October - 16 November 1996 to consist of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Battalions, elements of the 80th Division (Institutional Training)

318th Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: Somme Offensive; Meuse-Argonne; Picardy 1918

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

Decorations

1st and 2d Battalions each entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for BASTOGNE


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