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Lineages and Honors Information
Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 August 2018

2d Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment
(Tomahawk Regiment)

  • Constituted 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
  • Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company B, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company B, 23d Infantry
  • (23d Infantry assigned 22 September 1917 to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])
  • Inactivated 20 June 1957 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battle Group, 23d Infantry
  • (Organic elements constituted 4 March 1958)
  • Battle Group assigned 17 March 1958 to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Activated 14 June 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry
  • Inactivated 21 June 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division
  • Assigned 21 January 1983 to the 9th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Inactivated 28 September 1990 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment
  • Assigned 1 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Relieved 16 March 2014 from assignment to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Civil War
  • Peninsula
  • Manassas
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Virginia 1862
  • Virginia 1863
  • Indian Wars
  • Little Big Horn
  • Arizona 1866
  • Idaho 1868
  • War with Spain
  • Manila
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • Manila
  • Malolos
  • Mindanao
  • Jolo
  • Jolo 1903
  • World War I
  • Aisne
  • Aisne-Marne
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Lorraine 1918
  • Ile de France 1918
  • 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
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BREST, FRANCE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered WIRTZFELD, BELGIUM
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered KRINKELTER WALD, BELGIUM
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. VITH
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TWIN TUNNELS
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CHIPYONG-NI
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered HONGCHON
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012-2013
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered CHATEAU THIERRY
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered AISNE-MARNE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I, Streamer embroidered MEUSE-ARGONNE
  • French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Elsenborn Crest
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered NAKTONG RIVER LINE
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1953
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN NOV 2012-JUN 2013

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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