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Lineages and Honors Information
Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 10 Jan 2020

1st Battalion
505th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 24 June 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry
  • Activated 6 July 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • (505th Parachute Infantry assigned 10 February 1943 to the 82d Airborne Division)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 December 1947 as Company A, 505th Airborne Infantry
  • Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 505th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Relieved 15 January 1959 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division
  • Relieved 1 April 1963 from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 May 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment
  • Relieved 16 January 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
  • Naples-Foggia
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland (with arrowhead)
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Armed Forces Expeditions
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation I
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2008-2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2014-2015
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Fourragere
  • Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN 1944
  • Netherlands Orange Lanyard
  • 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 in Belgium and Germany
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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