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1st BATTALION, 504th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(DEVILS IN BAGGY PANTS)

 

Constituted 24 February 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 504th Parachute Infantry

Activated 1 May 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia

(504th Parachute Infantry assigned 15 August 1942 to the 82d Airborne Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1947 as Company A, 504th Airborne Infantry

Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army

Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 504th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 11 December 1958 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division

Relieved 1 April 1963 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division

Reorganized and redesignated 25 May 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 June 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                          World War II
                                                        *Sicily (with arrowhead)
                                                        *Naples-Foggia
                                                        *Anzio (with arrowhead)
                                                        *Rhineland (with arrowhead)
                                                        *Ardennes-Alsace
                                                        *Central Europe

                                                          Armed Forces Expeditions
                                                        *Dominican Republic
                                                        *Panama (with arrowhead)

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

                                                          War on Terrorism
                                                          Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

 Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ANZIO BEACHHEAD

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND

 Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHENEUX, BELGIUM

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered RHINE RIVER

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BAGHDAD 2007-2008

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2010

*Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN 1944

*Netherlands Orange Lanyard

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes

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

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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