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4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment
(The Old Guard)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 April 2007

4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment Lineage

Constituted 3 June 1784 as a company of the First American Regiment

Organized by September 1784 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey

Redesignated 29 September 1789 as a company of the Regiment of Infantry

Redesignated 3 March 1791 as a company of the 1st Infantry

Redesignated in 1792 as a company of the Infantry of the 1st Sub-Legion

Redesignated 31 October 1796 as a company of the 1st Infantry

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company of the 5th Infantry (constituted 12 April 1808), a company of the 17th Infantry (constituted 11 January 1812), a company of the 19th Infantry (constituted 26 June 1812), and a company of the 28th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 3d Infantry

Designated 22 May 1816 as Company D, 3d Infantry

Consolidated 16 December 1869 with part of Company A, 37th Infantry (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as Company D, 3d Infantry

(3d Infantry assigned 24 March 1923 to the 7th Division; relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 6th Division; relieved 10 May 1941 from assignment to the 6th Division)

Inactivated 1 June 1941 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Activated 14 February 1942 in Newfoundland

Inactivated 20 November 1946 in Germany

Activated 6 April 1948 at Fort Myer, Virginia

Inactivated 1 July 1957 at Fort Myer, Virginia; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 3d Infantry

Redesignated 15 April 1966 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion activated 1 July 1966 in Hawaii and assigned to the 11th Infantry Brigade

Relieved 15 February 1969 from assignment to the 11th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 23d Infantry Division

Inactivated 30 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 23d Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment

Activated 16 October 2006 at Fort Myer, Virginia

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry

Organized 6 May 1865 at Fort Wayne, Michigan

Reorganized and redesignated 23 November 1866 as Company A, 37th Infantry

Consolidated 16 December 1869 with Company D and Company K, 3d Infantry and consolidated units designated as Company D and Company K, 3d Infantry (Company K, 3d Infantry--hereafter separate lineage)

4th Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

War of 1812: *Canada; *Chippewa; *Lundy’s Lane

Mexican War: *Palo Alto; *Resaca de la Palma; *Monterey; *Vera Cruz; *Cerro Gordo; *Contreras; *Churubusco; *Chapultepec

Civil War : *Bull Run; *Peninsula; *Manassas; *Antietam; *Fredericksburg; *Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Appomattox; Texas 1861; Florida 1861; Florida 1862; Virginia 1863

Indian Wars: *Miami; *Seminoles; *Comanches; *New Mexico 1856; New Mexico 1857; *New Mexico 1858; New Mexico 1860; Montana 1887

War with Spain: *Santiago

Philippine Insurrection: *Malolos; San Isidro; Luzon 1899; Luzon 1900; *Jolo 1911

World War II: *American Theater, Streamer without inscription; *Northern France

Vietnam: *Counteroffensive, Phase III; *Tet Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase IV; *Counteroffensive, Phase V; *Counteroffensive, Phase VI; *Tet 69/Counteroffensive; *Summer-Fall 1969; *Winter-Spring 1970; *Sanctuary Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase VII; *Consolidation I

Decorations

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968-1969

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969-1970

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM FEBRUARY-APRIL 1971

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM MAY-JUNE 1971


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