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2d Battalion, 70th Armor

Lineage and Honors Information as of 20 April 1998

2d Battalion, 70th Armor Lineage

Constituted 15 July 1940 in the Regular Army as Company B, 70th Tank Battalion, and activated at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Inactivated 1 June 1946 in Germany

Activated 1 August 1946 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Reorganized and redesignated 14 June 1948 as Company B, 70th Medium Tank Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 31 December 1948 as Company B, 70th Heavy Tank Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 2 May 1950 as Company B, 70th Tank Battalion

(70th Tank Battalion assigned 10 November 1951 to the 1st Cavalry Division)

Inactivated 15 October 1957 in Japan and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division

Redesignated 21 January 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 70th Armor (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion assigned 1 February 1963 to the 24th Infantry Division and activated in Germany

Inactivated 15 April 1970 at Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas

Inactivated 15 October 1987 at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 December 1987 to the 1st Armored Division and activated in Germany

Relieved 17 January 1992 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 3d Infantry Division

Inactivated 15 December 1993 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division

Assigned 16 February 1996 to the 1st Armored Division and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas

2d Battalion, 70th Armor Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: *Algeria-French Morocco; *Sicily (with arrowhead); *Normandy (with arrowhead); *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Korean War: *UN Defensive; *UN Offensive; *CCF Intervention; *First UN Counteroffensive; *CCF Spring Offensive; *UN Summer-Fall Offensive; *Second Korean Winter

Southwest Asia: *Defense of Saudi Arabia; *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; *Cease-Fire

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HURTGEN FOREST

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

    *Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for actions in Belgium

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

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered TAEGU

*Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece), Streamer embroidered KOREA


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