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Lineage and Honors Information as of 16 Aug 2007

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HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
495th SUPPORT BATTALION

 

Organized 7 February 1910 in the Montana National Guard at Kalispell as Company F, 2d Infantry Regiment

Mustered into Federal service 27 June 1916 at Fort William H. Harrison, Montana; mustered out of Federal service 3 November 1916 at Fort William H. Harrison, Montana

Called into Federal service 25 March 1917 at Fort William H. Harrison, Montana

Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 19 September 1917 as Company F, 163d Infantry, an element of the 41st Division

Demobilized 21 February 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey

Reorganized 8 May 1923 in the Montana National Guard at Kalispell as Company F, 163d Infantry Regiment

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Kalispell

Inactivated 31 December 1945 in Japan

Reorganized and Federally recognized 10 December 1947 at Kalispell as Battery C, 443d Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1953 as Battery C, 443d Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 16 December 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 639th Field Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 190th Artillery

Consolidated 18 December 1967 with Battery B, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 190th Artillery (see ANNEX), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Squadron, 163d Armored Cavalry

Reorganized and redesignated 1 December 1988 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 163d Cavalry

Converted and redesignated 1 September 2000 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 495th Transportation Battalion

Ordered into active Federal service 10 February 2003 at Kalispell; released from active Federal service 11 June 2004 and reverted to state control

Converted and redesignated 1 September 2006 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 495th Support Battalion

ANNEX

Constituted 16 December 1953 in the Montana Army National Guard as Battery B, 639th Field Artillery Battalion

Organized and Federally recognized 16 April 1954 at Kalispell

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery B, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 190th Artillery

HOME STATION: Kalispell


CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                        World War I
                                                        Streamer without inscription

                                                        World War II
                                                        Papua
                                                        New Guinea (with arrowhead)
                                                        Luzon
                                                        Southern Philippines (with arrowhead)

                                                        War on Terrorism
                                                        Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PAPUA

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO
4 JULY 1945

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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