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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 March 2013

54th INFANTRY REGIMENT

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 54th Infantry
  • Organized 16 June 1917 at Chickamauga Park, Georgia
  • Assigned 16 November 1917 to the 6th Division
  • Inactivated 24 October 1922 at Fort Wayne, Michigan
  • Relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division
  • Relieved 1 October 1940 from assignment to the 7th Division
  • Redesignated 14 June 1942 as the 54th Armored Infantry
  • Assigned 15 July 1942 to the 10th Armored Division and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Regiment broken up 20 September 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as elements of the 10th Armored Division as follows:
  • 54th Infantry (less 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions) as the 54th Armored Infantry Battalion
  • 1st Battalion as the 61st Armored Infantry Battalion
  • 2d Battalion as the 20th Armored Infantry Battalion
  • 3d Battalion disbanded
  • Battalions inactivated 13-23 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Relieved 14 September 1950 from assignment to the 10th Armored Division; concurrently consolidated to form the 54th Infantry and assigned to the 71st Infantry Division
  • Relieved 25 February 1953 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division; regiment concurrently broken up and its elements redesignated as elements of the 10th Armored Division as follows:
  • 54th Infantry (less 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions) as the 54th Armored Infantry Battalion
  • 1st Battalion as the 561st Armored Infantry Battalion
  • 2d Battalion as the 520th Armored Infantry Battalion
  • Former 3d Battalion reconstituted as the 554th Armored Infantry Battalion
  • Battalions relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 10th Armored Division
  • 54th, 561st, 520th, and 554th Armored Infantry Battalions consolidated 1 July 1959 to form the 54th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Withdrawn 16 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System, and transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 54th Infantry Regiment

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Alsace 1918
  • World War II
  • 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
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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