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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 July 2012

125th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(THIRD MICHIGAN)

  • Organized 24 December 1857 and 4 January 1858 at Saginaw and Flint, respectively, as the East Saginaw Guards and Flint Union Grays, two independent volunteer militia companies
  • Consolidated and expanded 25 April 1861 to form the 2d Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered into Federal service 25 May 1861 at Detroit
  • Reorganized and redesignated in January 1864 as the 2d Michigan Veteran Infantry Regiment
  • Mustered out of Federal service 29 July 1865 in the District of Columbia
  • Reorganized 1872-1874 in the Michigan State Troops as independent companies
  • Reorganized 6 July 1874 as elements of the 2d Infantry Regiment
  • Companies in the Saginaw and Flint area withdrawn 19 May 1876 from the 2d Infantry Regiment and consolidated with elements of the 1st Infantry Regiment at Detroit to form the 3d Infantry Regiment (2d Infantry-hereafter separate lineage)
  • (Detroit companies withdrawn 1 May 1882 and reorganized as the 1st Separate Battalion of Infantry--hereafter separate lineage)
  • (Michigan State Troops redesignated 31 December 1894 as the Michigan National Guard)
  • 3d Infantry Regiment mustered into Federal service 13-20 May 1898 at Island Lake as the 33d Michigan Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 9 November 1898 - 6 January 1899 at home stations
  • Reorganized 10 July 1899 in the Michigan National Guard as the 3d Infantry
  • Redesignated 22 April 1915 as the 33d Infantry
  • Mustered into Federal service 19 June 1916; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Consolidated 30 September 1917 with the 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry (organized 1830-1831 in Michigan); consolidated unit concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 125th Infantry and assigned to the 32d Division
  • Demobilized 22 May 1919 at Camp Custer, Michigan
  • Reorganized 1921-1922 in the Michigan National Guard as the 125th Infantry and assigned to the 32d Division; Headquarters Federally recognized 26 January 1922 at Flint
  • (Location of Headquarters changed 10 October 1927 to Detroit)
  • Inducted into Federal service 15 October 1940 at home stations
  • Relieved 8 December 1941 from assignment to the 32d Division
  • Inactivated 20 September 1945 at Camp Rucker, Alabama
  • Assigned 31 May 1946 to the 46th Infantry Division (1st Battalion [formerly the 1st
  • Battalion, 31st Infantry] concurrently withdrawn and reorganized as the 425th Infantry--hereafter separate lineage)
  • Reorganized 15 March 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st and 2d Battle Groups, elements of the 46th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 1 March 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions
  • (1st and 2d Battalions ordered into active Federal service 24 July 1967 at home stations; released from active Federal service 2 August 1967 and reverted to state control)
  • Reorganized 1 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division
  • Withdrawn 20 February 1987 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System with Headquarters at Flint
  • Ordered into active Federal service 29 October 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 28 October 2004 and reverted to state control
  • (Company B ordered into active Federal service 5 February 2005 at Saginaw)
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 125th Infantry Regiment, to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division
  • (Company E ordered into active Federal service 29 May 2006 at Big Rapids; released from active Federal service 24 November 2007 and reverted to state control)
  • (Company B released from active Federal service 1 October 2006 and reverted to state control)
  • Reorganized 1 September 2007 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
  • (Company E released from active Federal service 24 November 2007 and reverted to state control)
  • Ordered into active Federal service 7 December 2007 at home stations; released from active Federal service 9 January 2009 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 16 October 2011 at home stations

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Civil War
  • Bull Run
  • Peninsula
  • Manassas
  • Fredericksburg
  • Vicksburg
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Appomattox
  • Mississippi 1863
  • Tennessee 1863
  • War with Spain
  • Santiago
  • World War I
  • Aisne-Marne
  • Oise-Aisne
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Alsace 1918
  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge

Company A (Detroit), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • World War II
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Korean War
  • First UN Counteroffensive
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer 1953
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • Iraqi Sovereignty

Company B (Saginaw), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • War on Terrorism
  •    Iraq:
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution

Company D (Big Rapids), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • World War II
  • Papua
  • New Guinea (with arrowhead)
  • Leyte
  • Luzon
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered OISE-AISNE
  • Company A (Detroit), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Streamer embroidered OISE-AISNE
  • Company D, 1st Battalion (Big Rapids), additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PAPUA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ SEP 2006- AUG 2007
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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