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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 April 2018

54th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 54th Infantry
  • Organized 16 June 1917 at Chickamauga Park, Georgia
  • Assigned 16 November 1917 to the 6th Division
  • Inactivated 24 October 1922 at Fort Wayne, Michigan
  • Relieved 24 March 1923 from assignment to the 6th Division and assigned to the 7th Division
  • Relieved 1 October 1940 from assignment to the 7th Division
  • Redesignated 14 June 1942 as the 54th Armored Infantry
  • Assigned 15 July 1942 to the 10th Armored Division and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Regiment broken up 20 September 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as elements of the 10th Armored Division as follows:
  • 54th Infantry (less 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions) as the 54th Armored Infantry Battalion
    1st Battalion as the 61st Armored Infantry Battalion
    2d Battalion as the 20th Armored Infantry Battalion
    3d Battalion disbanded
  • Battalions inactivated 13-23 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Relieved 14 September 1950 from assignment to the 10th Armored Division; concurrently consolidated to form the 54th Infantry and assigned to the 71st Infantry Division
  • Relieved 25 February 1953 from assignment to the 71st Infantry Division; regiment concurrently broken up and its elements redesignated as elements of the 10th Armored Division as follows:
  • 54th Infantry (less 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions) as the 54th Armored Infantry Battalion
    1st Battalion as the 561st Armored Infantry Battalion
    2d Battalion as the 520th Armored Infantry Battalion
    Former 3d Battalion reconstituted as the 554th Armored Infantry Battalion
  • Battalions relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 10th Armored Division
  • 54th, 561st, 520th, and 554th Armored Infantry Battalions consolidated 1 July 1959 to form the 54th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System
  • Withdrawn 16 June 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System, and transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 54th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Alsace 1918
  • World War II
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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