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Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 April 2012

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
83d CHEMICAL BATTALION

  • Constituted 12 March 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 83d Chemical Battalion
  • Activated 10 June 1942 at Camp Gordon, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 27 June 1944 as the 83d Chemical Battalion, Motorized
  • Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1944 as the 83d Chemical Mortar Battalion
  • Inactivated 26 November 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company redesignated 5 June 1951 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 83d Chemical Smoke Generator Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army; concurrently, remainder of battalion disbanded
  • Activated 16 July 1951 in Germany
  • Inactivated 15 January 1952 in England; concurrently, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 83d Chemical Smoke Generator Battalion redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 83d Chemical Mortar Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 February 1955 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 83d Chemical Battalion
  • Activated 18 March 1955 at Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • Inactivated 20 December 1966 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Activated 1 October 1993 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead)
  • Anzio (with arrowhead)
  • Rome-Arno
  • Southern France (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2003

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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