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2d Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry
  • Organized 20 October 1861 at Fort Hamilton, New York
  • Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1866 as Company B, 12th Infantry
  • (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
  • Inactivated 1 April 1957 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 August 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 12th Infantry, assigned to the 8th Infantry Division, and activated in Germany (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 24 March 1959 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 1 August 1967 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 17 April 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Relieved 1 April 1976 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Inactivated 21 September 1976 at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Activated 16 June 1989 at Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Inactivated 15 September 1995 at Fort Carson, Colorado, and relieved from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division
  • Activated 29 September 2005 at Fort Carson, Colorado, as an element of the 2d Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 November 2005 from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division
  • Relieved 16 March 2008 from assignment to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 16 April 2015 from assignment to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

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
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUOI TRE, VIETNAM
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2014
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • 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 1967-1970

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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