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1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment
(Bastogne Bulldogs)

Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 November 2009

1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment Lineage

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Company A, 327th Infantry, an element of the 82d Division

Organized 17 September 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia

Demobilized 26 May 1919 at Camp Upton, New York

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Company A, 327th Infantry, an element of the 82d Division (later redesignated as the 82d Airborne Division)

Organized in December 1921 in South Carolina

Ordered into active military service 25 March 1942 and reorganized at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 15 August 1942 as Company A, 327th Glider Infantry, an element of the 101st Airborne Division

Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps)

Redesignated 18 June 1948 as Company A, 516th Airborne Infantry, an element of the 101st Airborne Division

Withdrawn 25 June 1948 from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

(516th Airborne Infantry relieved 27 April 1954 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division)

Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1956 as Company A, 327th Airborne Infantry, an element of the 101st Airborne Division

Reorganized and redesignated 25 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 327th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry

Relieved 16 September 2004 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment

1st Battalion
327th Infantry Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: *St. Mihiel; *Meuse-Argonne; *Lorraine 1918

World War II: *Normandy (with arrowhead); *Rhineland (with arrowhead); *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Vietnam: *Defense; *Counteroffensive; *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

Southwest Asia: *Defense of Saudi Arabia; *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for BASTOGNE

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DAK TO, VIETNAM 1966

*Valorous Unit Award for TUY HOA

*Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ 1991

*Valorous Unit Award for AN NAJAF, IRAQ

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1966

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for IRAQ 2003-2004

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for IRAQ 2005-2006

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for IRAQ 2007-2008

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY

*Netherlands Orange Lanyard

*Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm for BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

     *Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1967

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968-1969

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1971

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1968-1970

Company C additionally entitled to:

     Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for IRAQ OCT 2007-NOV 2008


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