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Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 July 2010

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3d BATTALION, 21st INFANTRY REGIMENT
(GIMLET)

 

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company C, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry

Organized 28 May 1862 at Fort Hamilton, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1866 as Company C, 21st Infantry

Consolidated 27 August 1869 with Company C, 32d Infantry (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 21st Infantry

(21st Infantry assigned 29 July 1918 to the 16th Division; relieved 8 March 1919 from assignment to the 16th Division; assigned 22 October 1921 to the Hawaiian Division [later redesignated as the 24th Infantry Division])

Inactivated 5 June 1958 and relieved from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division

Redesignated 31 March 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 21st Infantry; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and assigned to the 63d Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battle Group activated 1 May 1959 with Headquarters at Santa Barbara, California

Inactivated 1 April 1963 at Santa Barbara, California, and relieved from assignment to the 63d Infantry Division

Redesignated 10 September 1965 as the 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, and assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade

Activated 15 September 1965 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Relieved 15 February 1969 from assignment to the 196th Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 23d Infantry Division

Relieved 1 November 1971 from assignment to the 23d Infantry Division and assigned to the 196th Infantry Brigade

Inactivated 23 August 1972 at Oakland, California

Relieved 16 January 1986 from assignment to the 196th Infantry Brigade, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Inactivated 15 July 1995 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 March 2002 to the 25th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment

Inactivated 1 June 2006 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 December 2006 to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Wainwright, Alaska

 

ANNEX

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company C, 3d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized in September 1865 at Hart Island, New York

Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company C, 32d Infantry

Consolidated 27 August 1869 with Company C, 21st Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as Company C, 21st Infantry

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

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

  Indian Wars
*Modocs
*Nez Perces
  Bannocks
  Arizona 1866
  Arizona 1867
*Arizona 1868
  Arizona 1869
  Arizona 1870

  War with Spain
*Santiago

  Philippine Insurrection
*Zapote River
*Luzon 1899
*Luzon 1900
*Luzon 1901
*Luzon 1902

  World War II
*Central Pacific
*New Guinea (with arrowhead)
*Leyte
*Luzon
*Southern Philippines
      (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 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
*Consolidation I
*Consolidation II
*Cease-Fire

  War on Terrorism
       Iraq:
*Iraqi Surge

  (Additional campaigns to be determined)


DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DEFENSE OF KOREA

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

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAM KY - TIEN PHUOC

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE 2005

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009

*Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered CAM LO

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

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered PYONGTAEK

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

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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