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409th Regiment

  • Constituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 409th Infantry and assigned to the 103d Division (later redesignated as the 103d Infantry Division)
  • Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Tucson, Arizona
  • Ordered into active military service 15 November 1942 and reorganized at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 19 September 1945 at Camp Shanks, New York
  • Activated 31 October 1946 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • (Location of Headquarters changed 5 November 1951 to Fort Snelling, Minnesota)
  • Reorganized 18 May 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 103d Infantry Division
  • Reorganized 15 February - 15 March 1963 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 205th Infantry Brigade
  • 1st Battalion inactivated 15 August 1994 and relieved from assignment to the 205th Infantry Brigade
  • 409th Infantry withdrawn 17 October 1999 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, redesignated as the 409th Regiment, and reorganized to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 85th Division (Training Support); 1st and 2d Battalions concurrently allotted to the Regular Army
  • (1st and 2d Battalions relieved 15 June 2008 from assignment to the 85th Division [Training Support])

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe


  • 1st Battalion entitled to:
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2003-2004
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2008-2011

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Chief of Military History

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