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Lineage and Honors Information as of 5 April 2011

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315th REGIMENT

 

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 315th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division

Organized 29 August 1917 at Camp Meade, Maryland

Demobilized 31 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 315th Infantry and assigned to the 79th Division (later redesignated as the 79th Infantry Division)

Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ordered into active military service 15 June 1942 and reorganized at Camp Pickett, Virginia

Inactivated 11 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Activated 20 December 1946 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Reorganized 6 April 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 79th Infantry Division

Reorganized 7 January 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 157th Infantry Brigade

Reorganized 1 October 1973 to consist of the 1st Battalion

Reorganized 1 March 1974 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 157th Infantry Brigade

1st Battalion inactivated 1 September 1995 and relieved from assignment to the 157th Infantry Brigade

315th Infantry withdrawn 17 October 1999 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, redesignated as the 315th Regiment, and reorganized to consist of the 2d and 3d Battalions, elements of the 78th Division (Training Support); 2d and 3d Battalions concurrently allotted to the Regular Army

(2d and 3d Battalions released 2 October 2009 from assignment to the 78th Division [Training Support])

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I
Meuse-Argonne
Lorraine 1918

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

 

DECORATIONS

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY TO PARIS

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered PARROY FOREST

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

2d Battalion additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HATTEN, ALSACE

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005

3d Battalion additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered RITTERSHOFEN, ALSACE

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2004-2005

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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