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1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company A, 41st Infantry
  • Organized 20 June 1917 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota
  • (41st Infantry assigned 9 July 1918 to the 10th Division; relieved 18 February 1919 from assignment to the 10th Division)
  • Inactivated 22 September 1921 at Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Activated 15 July 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as Company A, 41st Infantry (Armored), an element of the 2d Armored Division
  • Redesignated 1 January 1942 as Company A, 41st Armored Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 March 1946 as Company A, 41st Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 2d Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 41st Infantry, and remained assigned to the 2d Armored Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry
  • Inactivated 15 June 1992 in Germany
  • Activated 16 December 1992 at Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 15 December 1995 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division
  • Assigned 16 February 1996 to the 1st Armored Division and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 April 2007 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
  • Inactivated 15 March 2008 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Activated 16 August 2009 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Relieved 16 April 2015 from assignment to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Algeria-French Morocco
  • (with arrowhead)
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHERBOURG
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PUFFENDORF-ROER
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ARDENNES
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ-KUWAIT 1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1997
  • 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
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN OCT 2011-JUL 2012

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

RICHARD W. STEWART, Ph.D.
Chief of Military History


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