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1st Battalion
41st Infantry Regiment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 November 2009

1st Battalion,
41st Infantry Regiment Lineage

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 8 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

1st Battalion,
41st Infantry Regiment Honors

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

Southwest Asia: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NORMANDY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHERBOURG

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for PUFFENDORF-ROER

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ARDENNES

*Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ-KUWAIT 1991

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for IRAQ 2004-2005

*Army Superior Unit Award for 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 for IRAQ 2003


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