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Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 April 2017

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
23d Chemical Battalion

  • Constituted 27 May 1944 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 23d Chemical Smoke Generator Battalion, and activated in England
  • Inactivated 12 November 1945 in France
  • Redesignated 18 January 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4th Chemical Smoke Generator Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 1 February 1949 at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland
  • Reorganized and redesignated 4 March 1954 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4th Chemical Battalion
  • Inactivated 15 June 1959 in Germany
  • Redesignated 16 September 1988 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 23d Chemical Battalion, and activated in Korea
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 2016 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23d Chemical Battalion

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Korean War
  • UN Defensive
  • UN Offensive
  • 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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2007-2008
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2013-2014
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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