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309th Regiment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 10 July 2009

309th Regiment Lineage

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 309th Infantry and assigned to the 78th Division

Organized 29 August 1917 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Demobilized 30 May - 6 June 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey, and Camp Upton, New York

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 309th Infantry and assigned to the 78th Division (later redesignated as the 78th Infantry Division)

Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Camden, New Jersey

Ordered into active military service 15 August 1942 and reorganized at Camp Butner, North Carolina

Inactivated 22 May 1946 in Germany

Activated 17 December 1946 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Camden, New Jersey

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

(Location of Headquarters changed 1 December 1951 to Trenton, New Jersey; changed 15 April 1958 to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as the 309th Regiment, an element of the 78th Division (Training), with Headquarters at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Reorganized 31 January 1968 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 78th Division (Training)

(3d Battalion ordered into active military service 25 January 1991 at Northfield, New Jersey; released from active military service 31 March 1991 and reverted to reserve status)

Reorganized 1 October 1993 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 78th Division (Exercise)

Reorganized 17 October 1999 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 78th Division (Training Support)

Elements ordered into active military service in support of the War on Terrorism

Relieved 1 April 2007 from assignment to the 78th Division (Training Support)

309th Regiment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1918

World War II: Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Decorations

1st Battalion entitled to:

    Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for SCHWAMMENAUEL DAM

    Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005

2d Battalion entitled to:

    Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005


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