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21st Chemical Company

  • Constituted 3 March 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 21st Chemical Company
  • Activated 30 March 1942 at Camp Bowie, Texas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 12 December 1943 as the 21st Chemical Decontamination Company
  • Inactivated 22 April 1946 in Germany
  • Activated 25 July 1950 at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland
  • Allotted 25 October 1951 to the Regular Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1954 as the 21st Chemical Company
  • Inactivated 20 December 1966 at Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • Assigned 16 September 1979 to the 82d Airborne Division and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Sicily
  • Rome-Arno
  • Southern France (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Korean War
  • CCF Intervention
  • First UN Counteroffensive
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer 1953
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA JAN-JUN 1952
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA JUL-DEC 1952
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA JAN-JUN 1953
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA JUL-DEC 1953
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1994
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2011-2013
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1954

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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