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47th Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 May 1997

47th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 47th Infantry

Organized 1 June 1917 at Syracuse, New York

Assigned 19 November 1917 to the 4th Division

Inactivated 22 September 1921 at Camp Lewis, Washington

Relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 7th Division

Relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 7th Division

Assigned 1 August 1940 to the 9th Division (later redesignated as the 9th Infantry Division)

Activated 10 August 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Inactivated 31 December 1946 in Germany

Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Dix, New Jersey

Relieved 1 December 1957 from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 16 June 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

Transferred 15 April 1996 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

47th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Champagne 1918; Lorraine 1918

World War II: Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead); Tunisia; Sicily; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

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


Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHERBOURG

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HAGUE PENINSULA

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ROETGEN, GERMANY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NOTHBERG, GERMANY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for FREUZENBERG CASTLE

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for REMAGEN, GERMANY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for OBERKIRCHEN, GERMANY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for MEKONG DELTA

Valorous Unit Award for LONG BINH - BIEN HOA

Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON

Valorous Unit Award for FISH HOOK

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for CHERBOURG

Belgian Fourragere 1940

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the MEUSE RIVER

    Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES

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