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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 March 2013

2d BATTALION, 54th INFANTRY REGIMENT

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company B, 54th Infantry
  • Organized 16 June 1917 at Chickamauga Park, Georgia
  • (54th Infantry assigned 16 November 1917 to the 6th Division)
  • Inactivated 24 October 1922 at Fort Wayne, Michigan
  • (54th Infantry 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 Company B, 54th Armored Infantry
  • Activated 15 July 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 10th Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 September 1943 as Company B, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 10th Armored Division
  • Inactivated 23 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Redesignated 14 September 1950 as Company B, 54th Infantry, an element of the 71st Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 25 February 1953 as Company B, 561st Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 10th Armored Division
  • (561st Armored Infantry Battalion relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 10th Armored Division)
  • Redesignated 29 August 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Armored Rifle Battalion, 54th Infantry (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 23 September 1957 at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 July 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 54th Infantry, and assigned to the 4th Armored Division
  • Inactivated 10 May 1971 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 4th Armored Division
  • Headquarters transferred 28 August 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War I
  • *Meuse-Argonne
  • *Alsace 1918
  • World War II
  • *Rhineland
  • *Ardennes-Alsace
  • *Central Europe

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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