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Lineages and Honors Information
Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 27 April 2017

112th Infantry Regiment
(Sixteenth Pennsylvania)

    • Constituted 23 September 1878 in the Pennsylvania National Guard as the 16th Infantry Regiment
    • Organized 22 November 1878 from new and existing units in northwestern Pennsylvania
    • Mustered into Federal service 10 May and 18 July 1898 in Pennsylvania as the 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 22-29 December 1898 in Pennsylvania
    • Reorganized 11-28 February 1899 in northwestern Pennsylvania as the 16th Infantry Regiment
    • Mustered into Federal service 3 July 1916 at Mount Gretna; mustered out of Federal service 13-17 January 1917
    • Called into Federal service 15-19 July 1917 at home stations; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
    • Consolidated 11 October 1917 with the 8th Infantry Regiment (organized in 1874 in the Pennsylvania National Guard); consolidated unit concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 112th Infantry, and assigned to the 28th Division
    • Demobilized 6 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
    • Former 16th Infantry Regiment reorganized 16 October 1919 in the Pennsylvania National Guard in northwestern Pennsylvania as the 16th Infantry; Headquarters Federally recognized 30 July 1920 at Grove City (former 8th Infantry Regiment – hereafter separate lineage)
    • Redesignated 1 April 1921 as the 112th Infantry and assigned to the 28th Division
    • (Location of Headquarters changed 1 August 1937 to Kane)
    • Inducted into Federal service 17 February 1941 at home stations
    • (28th Division redesignated 17 February 1942 as the 28th Infantry Division)
    • Inactivated 6 December 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
    • Reorganized and Federally recognized 20 March 1947 in the Pennsylvania National Guard as the 112th Infantry with Headquarters at Erie
    • Ordered into active Federal service 5 September 1950 at home stations
    • (112th Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 28 July 1953 with Headquarters at Erie)
    • Released from active Federal service 15 June 1954 and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 112th Infantry (NGUS)
    • Reorganized 1 June 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 28th Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 42d Infantry Division
    • Reorganized 1 April 1975 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
    • Withdrawn 5 April 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
    • (1st Battalion ordered into active Federal service 4 March 2003 at home stations; released from active Federal service 3 March 2004 and reverted to state control)
    • Reorganized 1 September 2004 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 28th Infantry Division
    • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 112th Infantry Regiment
    • Reorganized 1 September 2006 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, and Company D, elements of the 56th Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division
    • Ordered into active Federal service 19 September 2008 at home stations; released from active Federal service 23 October 2009 and reverted to state control

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War with Spain
  • Puerto Rico
  • World War I
  • Champagne-Marne
  • Aisne-Marne
  • Oise-Aisne
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Champagne 1918
  • Lorraine 1918
  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Headquarters Company (Lewistown), 2d Battalion, additionally entitled to:

  • Civil War
  • Valley
  • Manassas
  • Antietam
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Atlanta
  • World War II
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Rome-Arno
  • North Apennines
  • Korean War
  • First UN Counteroffensive
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer- Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer 1953

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ARDENNES (earned by the 112th Infantry)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009 (earned by the 2d Battalion and Company D)
  • Luxembourg Croix de Guerre, Streamer embroidered LUXEMBOURG (earned by the 112th Infantry)
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes (earned by the 112th Infantry)
  • Company A (Butler), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ JAN-OCT 2005 (earned by Company A, 1st Battalion)
  • Company C (Lewis Run), 1st Battalion, and Company A (Huntingdon), 2d Battalion, each additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER (earned by the Service Company, 112th Infantry, and the 28th Quartermaster Company, respectively)
  • Headquarters Company (Lewistown), 2d Battalion, additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA (earned by Headquarters Battery and Service Battery, 176th Armored Field Artillery Battalion)
  • French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, Streamer embroidered ROME – ARNO (earned by Headquarters Battery and the Service Battery, 939th Field Artillery Battalion)
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1951-1953 (earned by Headquarters Battery and Service Battery, 176th Armored Field Artillery Battalion)

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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