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1st Battalion
507th Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 11 April 1997

1st Battalion
507th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 24 June 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 507th Parachute Infantry

Activated 20 July 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia

(507th Parachute Infantry assigned 1 March 1945 to the 17th Airborne Division)

Inactivated 16 September 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts

Redesignated 18 June 1948 as Company A, 507th Airborne Infantry

Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army

Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Pickett, Virginia

Inactivated 31 March 1949 at Camp Pickett, Virginia

Redesignated 23 October 1985 as Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 507th Infantry, and relieved from assignment to the 17th Airborne Division; concurrently transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia

1st Battalion
507th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

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

Decorations

* Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for COTENTIN PENINSULA

* Army Superior Unit Award for 1992-1994

* Army Superior Unit Award for 1994-1995

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

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

* French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere


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