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1st BATTALION, 17th INFANTRY REGIMENT

 

           Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry

            Organized 6 July 1861 at Fort Preble, Maine

            Reorganized and redesignated 13 December 1866 as Company A, 17th Infantry

            Consolidated 1 June 1869 with Company A, 44th Infantry, Veteran Reserve Corps (constituted 21 September 1866), and consolidated unit designated as Company A, 17th Infantry

            (17th Infantry assigned 5 July 1918 to the 11th Division; relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 11th Division and assigned 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 [later redesignated as the 7th Infantry Division])

            Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 17th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 7th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

            Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry

            Relieved 31 March 1971 from assignment to the 7th Infantry Division and assigned to the 2d Infantry Division

            Inactivated 16 August 1986 in Korea and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division

            Assigned 16 November 1986 to the 6th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska

            Relieved 16 April 1998 from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade [later redesignated as the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team]

            Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment

            Inactivated 16 December 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team

            Assigned 17 April 2007 to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

            Relieved 22 July 2010 from assignment to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT


  Civil War
*Peninsula
*Manassas
*Antietam
*Fredericksburg
*Chancellorsville
*Gettysburg
*Wilderness
*Spotsylvania
*Cold Harbor
*Petersburg
*Virginia 1862
*Virginia 1863

  Indian Wars
  Little Big Horn
*Pine Ridge
*North Dakota 1872

  War with Spain
*Santiago

  Philippine Insurrection
  Manila
*Malolos
*San Isidro
*Tarlac
  Mindanao
*Luzon 1899
*Luzon 1900
  Mexican Expedition
*Mexico 1916-1917

  World War II
*Aleutian Islands (with arrowhead)
*Eastern Mandates (with arrowhead)
*Leyte
*Ryukyus (with arrowhead)

  Korean War
*UN Defensive
*UN Offensive
*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

  War on Terrorism
  Campaigns to be determined


DECORATIONS

            *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LEYTE

            *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE AND BAGHDAD

            *Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO
4 JULY 1945

            *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered INCHON

            *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1953

            *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

            *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1945-1948; 1953-1971

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: 

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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