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501st Support Battalion
(The Providers)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 February 2007

501st Support Battalion Lineage

Constituted 1 January 1942 in the Regular Army as the Supply Battalion, 1st Armored Division

Activated 3 January 1942 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Disbanded 20 July 1944 in Italy

Reconstituted 27 February 1951 in the Regular Army as the 1st Quartermaster Battalion and assigned to the 1st Armored Division

Activated 7 March 1951 at Fort Hood, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 20 May 1953 as the 1st Armored Quartermaster Battalion

Redesignated 15 February 1957 as the 1st Quartermaster Battalion

Inactivated (less Company A) 23 December 1957 at Fort Polk, Louisiana

Converted and redesignated 3 February 1962 as the 501st Supply and Transport Battalion and activated (less Company A) at Fort Hood, Texas (Company A, 1st Quartermaster Battalion, concurrently redesignated as Company A, 501st Supply and Transport Battalion)

Inactivated 15 December 1984 in Germany

Redesignated 1 May 1987 as the 501st Support Battalion and activated in Germany

501st Support Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Tunisia; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno

War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Company B additionally entitled to:

World War II: Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for IRAQ 2004

Army Superior Unit Award for 1995-1996

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