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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 October 2013

2d BATTALION,
327th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(BASTOGNE BULLDOGS)

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Company B, 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 B, 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 B, 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 B, 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  • Withdrawn 25 June 1948 from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army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 B, 327th Airborne Infantry, an element of the 101st Airborne Division
  • Inactivated 25 April 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Airborne Battle Group, 327th Infantry
  • Redesignated 21 January 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry, and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 3 February 1964 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 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 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment

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
  • *Cease-Fire
  • Southwest Asia
  • *Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Afghanistan:
  • *Consolidation III
  •   Iraq:
  • *Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TRUNG LUONG
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TUY HOA
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AN NAJAF, IRAQ
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • *French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • *Netherlands Orange Lanyard
  • *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
  • *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, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • *Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971
  • *Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO, VIETNAM 1966

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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