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Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 October 2019

3d Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment

  • Constituted 14 March 1941 in the Army of the United States as Company C, 504th Parachute Battalion
  • Activated 5 October 1941 at Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 24 February 1942 as Company F, 503d Parachute Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 2 November 1942 as Company F, 509th Parachute Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 December 1943 as Company C, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
  • Disbanded 1 March 1945 in France
  • Reconstituted 12 May 1947 in the Regular Army as Company C, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 April 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry
  • (Organic elements constituted 15 January 1972)
  • Battalion activated 15 January 1973 in Germany
  • Inactivated 31 August 1973 in Italy
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry, redesignated 1 July 1975 as Company C, 509th Infantry, and activated at Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Transferred 2 October 1988 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and reorganized at Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Inactivated 31 May 1993 at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Redesignated 10 September 2004 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry
  • Battalion assigned 16 September 2005 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Algeria-French Morocco
  • (with arrowhead)
  • Tunisia (with arrowhead)
  • Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead)
  • Anzio (with arrowhead)
  • Rome-Arno
  • Southern France (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LIEGE, BELGIUM
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARANO, ITALY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARANO, ITALY - MARCH 1944
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BABIL PROVINCE, IRAQ
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered PAKTIKA PROVINCE 2009
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2011-2012
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2017-2018
  • French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered MUY EN PROVENCE
  • 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 at St. Vith
  • Personnel authorized to wear the insignia of the French 3d Zouaves Regiment
  • Company B additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN OCT 2017-MAR 2018
  • Company C additionally entitled to:
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ADHAMIYAH DISTRICT, BAGHDAD NOV-DEC 2006
  • Company D additionally entitled to:
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered KHOST PROVINCE FEB 2009-FEB 2010

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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