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Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 February 2011

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4th BATTALION, 23d INFANTRY REGIMENT

 

Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company D, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company D, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company D, 23d Infantry

(23d Infantry assigned 22 September 1917 to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])

Inactivated 20 June 1957 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 23d Infantry

Activated 25 January 1963 at Fort Richardson, Alaska (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Assigned 20 May 1963 to the 172d Infantry Brigade

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry

Relieved 14 January 1966 from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Inactivated 5 June 1972 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Relieved 2 August 1972 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade; concurrently, activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska

Inactivated 6 January 1983 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade

Assigned 21 January 1983 to the 9th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

Inactivated 28 September 1990 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 March 2004 to the 172d Infantry Brigade [later redesignated as the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team] and activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 4th Battalion, 23d 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
                                                    *Arizona 1866
                                                    *Idaho 1868

                                                    War with Spain
                                                    *Manila

                                                    Philippine Insurrection
                                                    Manila
                                                    *Malolos
                                                    Mindanao
                                                    Jolo
                                                    *Jolo 1903

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

                                                    World War II
                                                    *Normandy
                                                    *Northern France
                                                    *Rhineland
                                                    *Ardennes-Alsace
                                                    *Central Europe

 

                                                    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

                                                    Vietnam
                                                    *Counteroffensive
                                                    *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
                                                    Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

 Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BREST, FRANCE

  *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered WIRTZFELD, BELGIUM

 Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KRINKELTER WALD, BELGIUM

 Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. VITH

 Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TWIN TUNNELS

  *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHIPYONG-NI

  *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON

  *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAIGON

  *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE

  *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered NINEVEH PROVINCE AND BAGHDAD

  *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered CHATEAU THIERRY

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

  *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MEUSE-ARGONNE

  *French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere

  *Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Elsenborn Crest

  *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered NAKTONG RIVER LINE

  *Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952

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

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

  *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968

  *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

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

PETER D. CREAN
COL, LG
Director, Center of Military History


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