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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 May 2019

3d Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment
(Rakkasans)

  • Constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company C, 187th Glider Infantry
  • Activated 25 February 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, as an element of the 11th Airborne Division
  • Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 30 June 1949 as Company C, 187th Airborne Infantry
  • (187th Airborne Infantry relieved 1 February 1951 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division; assigned 1 July 1956 to the 101st Airborne Division)
  • Inactivated 25 April 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry
  • Redesignated 1 February 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)
  • Battalion activated 7 February 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Relieved 1 February 1964 from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division
  • Relieved 30 September 2004 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • New Guinea
  • Leyte
  • Luzon (with arrowhead)
  • Korean War
  • UN Offensive (with arrowhead)
  • CCF Intervention
  • First UN Counteroffensive
  • (with arrowhead)
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Korea, Summer 1953
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TAGAYTAY RIDGE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SUKCHON
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TRANG BANG
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered INCHON
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BINH DUONG PROVINCE
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered THUA THIEN PROVINCE
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered YUSUFIYAH, IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered EASTERN AFGHANISTAN 2010
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012-2013
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2014-2015
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2016-2017
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • Company A additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ JAN-SEP 2006

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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