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Lineage and Honors Information as of 6 February 2013

109th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(THIRTEENTH PENNSYLVANIA)

  • Organized 14 August 1877 in the Pennsylvania National Guard at Scranton as the Scranton City Guards Battalion
  • Expanded, reorganized, and redesignated 23 September 1878 as the 13th Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 12-13 May 1898 at Mount Gretna as the 13th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 11 March 1899 at Augusta, Georgia
  • Reorganized 21 June-20 August 1899 in northeastern Pennsylvania as the 13th Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 26 September 1916 at Mount Gretna; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Consolidated 11 October 1917 with the 1st Infantry Regiment (organized in 1747); and consolidated unit concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 109th Infantry and assigned to the 28th Division
  • Demobilized 17-20 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
  • Former 13th Infantry Regiment reorganized 1919-1920 in the Pennsylvania National Guard in northeastern Pennsylvania as the 13th Infantry (former 1st Infantry Regiment–hereafter separate lineage)
  • Redesignated 1 April 1921 as the 109th Infantry and assigned to the 28th Division (later redesignated as the 28th Infantry Division); Headquarters Federally recognized 20 December 1921 at Scranton
  • Inducted into Federal service 17 February 1941 at home stations
  • Inactivated 22 October 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 16 December 1946 in the Pennsylvania National Guard as the 109th Infantry with Headquarters at Scranton
  • Ordered into active Federal service 5 September 1950 at home stations (109th Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 6 July 1953 with Headquarters at Scranton)
  • Released from active Federal service 15 June 1954 and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 109th Infantry (NGUS)
  • Reorganized 1 June 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 24 March 1964 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division, and the 3d Battalion
  • Reorganized 17 February 1968 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 1 April 1975 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Withdrawn 5 April 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
  • Reorganized 1 March 1992 to consist of the 1st and 3d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 1 October 1995 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 28th Infantry Division
  • Ordered into active Federal service 28-31 May 2002 at home stations; released from active Federal service 20 May 2003 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 22 January 2005 at home stations
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 109th Infantry Regiment
  • Released from active Federal service 10 January 2006 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 6 October 2012 at home stations

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • Champagne-Marne
  • Aisne-Marne
  • Oise-Aisne
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Champagne 1918
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COLMAR
  • Luxembourg Croix de Guerre, Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG
  • Headquarters Company (Scranton), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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