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Lineage and Honors Information as of 30 June 2010

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1st BATTALION, 505th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(PANTHERS)

 

Constituted 24 June 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry

Activated 6 July 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia

(505th Parachute Infantry assigned 10 February 1943 to the 82d Airborne Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1947 as Company A, 505th 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, 505th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 15 January 1959 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, 505th Infantry

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment

Relieved 16 January 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

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

 Vietnam
*Tet Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase IV
*Counteroffensive, Phase V
*Counteroffensive, Phase VI
*Tet 69/Counteroffensive
*Summer-Fall 1969
*Winter-Spring 1970

 Armed Forces Expeditions
*Dominican Republic
*Grenada

 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 STE. MERE EGLISE

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN

*Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004

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

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Fourragere

*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

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969

 

 

  BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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