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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 October 2013

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
213th SUPPORT GROUP

  • Organized 6 1849 in the Pennsylvania Militia at Allentown as the Lehigh Fencibles
  • Redesignated 10 July 1850 as the Allen Rifles
  • Consolidated 18 April 1861 with the Jordan Artillerists (organized in 1856 at Allentown) and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as the Union Rifles
  • Mustered into Federal service 20 April 1861 at Harrisburg as Company I, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, mustered out of Federal service 27 July 1861 at Harrisburg
  • Former Allen Rifles reorganized and mustered into Federal service 30 August 1861 at Harrisburg as Company B, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment; mustered out of Federal service 25 December 1865
  • (Pennsylvania Militia redesignated 7 April 1870 as the Pennsylvania National Guard)
  • Reorganized 3 October 1870 in the Pennsylvania National Guard at Allentown as the Allen Rifles
  • Redesignated 30 June 1874 as Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 9 May 1898 at Mount Gretna as Company D, 4th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 16 November 1898 at Philadelphia
  • Reorganized 12 January 1899 at Allentown as Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 8 July 1916 at Mount Gretna, mustered out of Federal service 15 January 1917 at Allentown
  • Called into Federal service 27 July 1917 at Allentown; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 11 October 1917 as Company C, 109th Machine Gun Battalion, an element of the 28th Division
  • Demobilized 4 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Reorganized 24 March 1921 in the Pennsylvania National Guard at Allentown as Company D, 3d Separate Battalion of Infantry; Federally recognized 8 April 1921
  • Converted and redesignated 1 May 1922 as Headquarters Detachment and Combat Train, 1st Battalion, 213th Artillery (Antiaircraft)
  • Redesignated 1 August 1924 as Headquarters Detachment and Combat Train, 1st Battalion, 213th Coast Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1939 as Headquarters Battery, 213th Coast Artillery
  • Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 Allentown
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1944 as Headquarters Battery, 213th Antiaircraft Artillery Group
  • Inactivated 20 November 1945 in Germany
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 9 October 1946 at Allentown
  • Consolidated 1 June 1959 with the 151st Antiaircraft Artillery Detachment (see ANNEX 1) and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 213th Artillery Group
  • Converted and redesignated 1 December 1971 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 213th Military Police Group
  • Converted and redesignated 1 April as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 213th Support Group
  • Ordered into active Federal service 7 January 1997 at Allentown; released from active Federal service 3 October 1997 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 15 March 2003 at Allentown; released from active Federal service 21 May 2004 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 23 April 2007 at Allentown; released from active Federal service 26 May 2008 and reverted to state control
  • Consolidated 1 September 2007 with the 228th Transportation Detachment (see ANNEX 2), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 213th Support Group
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 2011 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 213th Support Group
  • ANNEX 1
  • Constituted 25 April 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 151st Antiaircraft Artillery Operations Detachment
  • Activated 18 May 1944 in England
  • Inactivated 30 October 1945 in Europe
  • Allotted 24 May 1946 to the Pennsylvania National Guard
  • Organized and Federally recognized 30 September 1946 at Allentown
  • Ordered into active Federal service 29 August 1950 at Allentown; released 4 July 1952 from active Federal service and reverted to state control
  • Redesignated 1 October 1953 as the 151st Antiaircraft Artillery Detachment
  • ANNEX 2
  • Organized and Federally recognized 1 September 1980 in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Harrisburg as the 228th Transportation Detachment
  • Location changed 1 February 1985 to Allentown
  • Ordered into active Federal service 20 September 1990 at Allentown; released from active Federal service 23 April 1991 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 11 February 2003 at Allentown; released from active Federal service 9 June 2004 and reverted to state control

HOME STATION: Allentown

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Civil War
  • Shenandoah
  • Florida 1862
  • South Carolina 1862
  • Louisiana 1864
  • War with Spain
  • Puerto Rico
  • World War I
  • Champagne-Marne
  • Aisne-Marne
  • Oise-Aisne
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Champagne 1918
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II
  • Tunisia
  • Napples-Foggia (with arrowhead)
  • Rome-Arno
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Southern France
  • Rhineland
  • Central Europe
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation I
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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