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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 March 2010

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3d BATTALION, 7th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(COTTONBALERS)

 

Constituted 11 January 1812 in the Regular Army as a company of the 8th Infantry

Organized in 1812 in Tennessee, Georgia, or the adjacent territories

Consolidated May-October 1815 with a company of the 24th Infantry (constituted
26 June 1812) and a company of the 39th Infantry (constituted 29 January 1813) to form a company of the 7th Infantry

Designated 21 August 1816 as Company C, 7th Infantry

Consolidated 26 May 1869 with Company C, 36th Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 7th Infantry

(7th Infantry assigned 21 November 1917 to the 3d Division [later redesignated as the 3d Infantry Division])

Inactivated 1 July 1957 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 7th Infantry

Withdrawn 11 May 1959 from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 102d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battle Group activated 1 June 1959 with Headquarters at Danville, Illinois

Inactivated 1 April 1963 at Danville, Illinois, and relieved from assignment to the 102d Infantry Division

Redesignated 23 March 1966 as the 3d Battalion, 7th Infantry; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, and assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade

Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Inactivated 15 October 1970 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 199th Infantry Brigade

Assigned 21 March 1973 to the 197th Infantry Brigade and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

Inactivated 16 October 1987 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and relieved from assignment to the 197th Infantry Brigade

Assigned 16 December 1987 to the 24th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Stewart, Georgia

Relieved 16 February 1996 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division and assigned to the 3d Infantry Division

Relieved 16 March 2004 from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment

 

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company C, 3d Battalion, 18th Infantry

Organized 16 October 1861 at Camp Thomas, Ohio

Reorganized and redesignated 26 December 1866 as Company C, 36th Infantry

Consolidated 26 May 1869 with Company C, 7th Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 7th Infantry

 

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


  War of 1812
*Canada
  New Orleans
*Florida 1814
  Louisiana 1815

  Mexican War
*Monterey
*Vera Cruz
*Cerro Gordo
*Contreras
*Churubusco
*Molino del Rey
*Chapultepec
*Texas 1846
 
  Civil War
  Fredericksburg
*Murfreesborough
*Chancellorsville
  Gettysburg
  Chickamauga
  Chattanooga
  Atlanta
  New Mexico 1861
*New Mexico 1862
*Kentucky 1862
  Mississippi 1862
*Tennessee 1862
*Tennessee 1863
  Georgia 1864

  Indian Wars
*Creeks
  Seminoles
*Little Big Horn
*Nez Perces
*Utes
*Pine Ridge
  New Mexico 1860
  Wyoming 1866
*Montana 1872
  War with Spain
*Santiago

  Philippine Insurrection
  Samar 1901
  Samar 1902

  World War I
*Aisne
*Champagne-Marne
*Aisne-Marne
*St. Mihiel
*Meuse-Argonne
*Champagne 1918
*Ile de France 1918

  World War II
*Algeria-French Morocco
     (with arrowhead)
*Tunisia
*Sicily (with arrowhead)
*Naples-Foggia
*Anzio (with arrowhead)
*Rome-Arno
*Southern France
     (with arrowhead)
*Rhineland
*Ardennes-Alsace
*Central Europe

  Korean War
*CCF Intervention
*First UN Counteroffensive
*CCF Spring Offensive
*UN Summer-Fall Offensive
*Second Korean Winter
*Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
*Third Korean Winter
*Korea, Summer 1953

 

  Vietnam
*Counteroffensive, Phase II
*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

  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 COLMAR

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHOKSONG

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SEGOK

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOWANG-NI

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAIGON - LONG BINH

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAGHDAD 2005-2006

*Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2001

*French Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COLMAR

*French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered UIJONGBU CORRIDOR

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered IRON TRIANGLE

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

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1970

Company C additionally entitled to:

        Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 1991

 
 
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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