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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 January 2018

2d Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company B, 48th Infantry
  • Organized 1 June 1917 at Syracuse, New York
  • (48th Infantry assigned 31 July 1918 to the 20th Division; relieved 28 February 1919 from assignment to the 20th Division)
  • Inactivated 14 October 1921 at Camp Travis, Texas
  • Demobilized 31 July 1922
  • Reconstituted 27 February 1942 in the Regular Army as Company B, 48th Armored Infantry, an element of the 7th Armored Division
  • Activated 2 March 1942 at Camp Polk, Louisiana
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 September 1943 as Company B, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 7th Armored Division
  • Inactivated 11 October 1945 at Camp Shanks, New York
  • Activated 24 November 1950 at Camp Roberts, California
  • Inactivated 15 November 1953 at Camp Roberts, California
  • (38th Armored Infantry Battalion relieved 15 February 1957 from assignment to the 7th Armored Division)
  • Redesignated 1 October 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Armored Rifle Battalion, 48th Infantry, assigned to the 3d Armored Division, and activated in Germany (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1963 as the 2d Battalion, 48th Infantry
  • Inactivated 16 October 1983 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3d Armored Division
  • Headquarters transferred 23 March 1987 to the United States Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • Inactivated 30 June 1988 at Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • Battalion redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment
  • Activated 1 October 2017 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Campaign Participation Credit

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

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ST. VITH
  • 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 St. Vith

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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