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Lineage and Honors Information as of 20 May 2016

12th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry
  • Organized 20 October 1861 at Fort Hamilton, New York
  • Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1866 as the 12th Infantry
  • Assigned 17 December 1917 to the 8th Division
  • Relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 8th Division and assigned to the 4th Division
  • Relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 8th Division
  • Relieved 10 October 1941 from assignment to the 8th Division and assigned to the 4th Division (later redesignated as the 4th Infantry Division)
  • Inactivated 27 February 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina
  • Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Ord, California
  • Relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Withdrawn 16 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 12th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Civil War
  • Peninsula
  • Manassas
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Virginia 1862
  • Virginia 1863
  • Indian Wars
  • Modocs
  • Bannocks
  • Pine Ridge
  • War with Spain
  • Santiago
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • Malolos
  • Tarlac
  • Luzon 1899
  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • 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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  • Iraq:
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG; (earned by 12th Infantry)
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUOI TRE, VIETNAM; (earned by 2d Battalion)
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE; (earned by 3d Battalion)
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO DISTRICT; (earned by 3d Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE; (earned by 1st Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL HIGHLANDS; (earned by 1st Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAIGON - LONG BINH; (earned by 4th Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK; (earned by 5th Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004; (earned by 1st Battalion)
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 2009; (earned by 2d Battalion)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003; (earned by 1st Battalion)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006; (earned by 1st Battalion)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2008; (earned by 2d Battalion)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010; (earned by 1st Battalion)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010; (earned by 2d Battalion)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012; (earned by 1st and 2d Battalions)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2014; (earned by 1st and 2d Battalions)
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996 (earned by Companies B, C, and D, 3d Battalion and 4th Battalion)
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940; (earned by 12th Infantry)
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium; (earned by 12th Infantry)
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes; (earned by 12th Infantry)

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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