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Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 January 2010

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HEADQUARTERS
2d BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM,
82D AIRBORNE DIVISION

 

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 155th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 78th Division

Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Demobilized 3 June 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 155th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 78th Division

Organized in November 1921 at Elizabeth, New Jersey

Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 155th Brigade

Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 155th Infantry Brigade

Converted and redesignated 20 February 1942 as the 78th Reconnaissance Troop (less 3d Platoon), 78th Division (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 156th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 3d Platoon, 78th Reconnaissance Troop, 78th Division)

Troop ordered into active military service 15 August 1942 and reorganized at Camp Butner, North Carolina, as the 78th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 78th Infantry Division

Reorganized and redesignated 9 August 1943 as the 78th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized

Reorganized and redesignated 7 August 1945 as the 78th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop

Inactivated 22 May 1946 in Germany

Activated 21 February 1947 at Plainfield, New Jersey

Location changed 20 June 1947 to Newark, New Jersey

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

Reorganized and redesignated 21 February 1949 as the 78th Reconnaissance Company

Location changed 5 June 1951 to Irvington, New Jersey

Inactivated 29 April 1953 at Irvington, New Jersey

Disbanded 1 May 1959

Reconstituted (less 3d Platoon) 22 October 1963 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 155th Infantry Brigade (3d Platoon, 78th Reconnaissance Company -- hereafter separate lineage)

Redesignated 6 March 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division

Activated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Headquarters, 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, reorganized and redesignated 16 June 2006 as Headquarters, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division (Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division hereafter separate lineage)

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                     World War I
                                                     St. Mihiel
                                                     Meuse-Argonne
                                                     Lorraine 1918

                                                     World War II
                                                     Rhineland
                                                     Ardennes-Alsace
                                                     Central Europe

                                                     Armed Forces Expeditions
                                                     Dominican Republic
                                                     Grenada

                                                     Southwest Asia
                                                     Defense of Saudi Arabia
                                                     Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

                                                     War on Terrorism
                                                     Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAGHDAD 2003-2004

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAGHDAD 2003-2004

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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