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Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 May 2014

1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
(ROCK OF THE MARNE)

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company A, 38th Infantry
  • Organized 1 June 1917 at Syracuse, New York
  • (38th Infantry assigned 1 October 1917 to the 3d Division)
  • Inactivated 1 October 1933 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Activated 1 May 1939 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • (38th Infantry relieved 16 October 1939 from assignment to the 3d Division and assigned to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])
  • Redesignated 8 November 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 38th Infantry, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Inactivated 4 March 1958
  • (Organic elements constituted 26 January 1962)
  • Battle Group assigned 19 February 1962 to the 2d Infantry Division and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry
  • Inactivated 16 December 1986 in Korea and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Headquarters transferred 28 August 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Battalion redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  • Headquarters inactivated 27 April 2006 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Battalion assigned 1 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Relieved 16 March 2014 from assignment to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War I
  • *Aisne
  • *Champagne-Marne
  • *Aisne-Marne
  • *St. Mihiel
  • *Meuse-Argonne
  • *Champagne 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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HILL 154, BREST
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KRINKELT
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MARNE RIVER
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered BREST
  • *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

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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