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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 December 2015

2d Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 6 October 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 508th Parachute Infantry
  • Activated 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida
  • Inactivated 25 November 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 16 April 1951 as Company B, 508th Airborne Infantry; concurrently allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Inactivated 22 March 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 15 July 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 508th Infantry
  • Assigned 6 March 1964 to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Inactivated 30 April 1986 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and relieved from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 2d Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment
  • Assigned 16 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Relieved 16 November 2013 from assignment to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland (with arrowhead)
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered GHAZNI AND WARDAK PROVINCES 2007-2008
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KANDAHAR PROVINCE 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2013-2014
  • 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, 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
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St. Vith

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Richard W. Stewart, Ph.D.
Chief of Military History


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