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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 May 2019

3d Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company C, 54th Infantry
  • Organized 16 June 1917 at Chickamauga Park, Georgia
  • (54th Infantry assigned 16 November 1917 to the 6th Division)
  • Inactivated 24 October 1922 at Fort Wayne, Michigan
  • (54th Infantry 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 Company C, 54th Armored Infantry
  • Activated 15 July 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 10th Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 September 1943 as Company C, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 10th Armored Division
  • Inactivated 23 October 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Redesignated 14 September 1950 as Company C, 54th Infantry, an element of the 71st Infantry Division
  • Redesignated 25 February 1953 as Company C, 561st Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 10th Armored Division
  • (561st Armored Infantry Battalion relieved 1 April 1957 from assignment to the 10th Armored Division)
  • Redesignated 1 July 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battle Group, 54th Infantry
  • Redesignated 23 March 1966 as Company C, 54th Infantry
  • Activated 1 June 1966 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Inactivated 30 April 1972 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as Company C, 54th Infantry Regiment
  • Redesignated 14 September 2018 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment
  • Battalion activated 1 May 2019 at Fort Benning, Georgia

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 LUXEMBOURG
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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