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Lineage And Honors Information

4th Battalion / 23rd Infantry Lineage

as of:  10 May 2007

 

May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company D, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry

Organized 8 July 1861 at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut

Redesignated 30 April 1862 as Company D, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry

Redesignated 21 September 1866 as Company D, 23d Infantry

(23d Infantry assigned 22 September 1917 to the 2d Division [later redesignated as the 2d Infantry Division])

Inactivated 20 June 1957 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division; concurrently, redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battle Group, 23d Infantry

Activated 25 January 1963 at Fort Richardson, Alaska (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Assigned 20 May 1963 to the 172d Infantry Brigade

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1963 as the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry

Relieved 14 January 1966 from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Inactivated 5 June 1972 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Relieved 2 August 1972 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade; concurrently, activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska

Inactivated 6 January 1983 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade

Assigned 21 January 1983 to the 9th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington

Inactivated 28 September 1990 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division

Assigned 16 March 2004 to the 172d Infantry Brigade and activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska

Inactivated 16 December 2006 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and relieved from assignment to the 172d Infantry Brigade Combat Team

        Assigned 17 April 2007 to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington                

Campaign Participation Credit and Honors

Civil War: *Peninsula; *Manassas; *Antietam; *Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; *Virginia 1862; Virginia 1863

Indian Wars: Little Big Horn; *Arizona 1866; *Idaho 1868

War with Spain: *Manila

Philippine Insurrection: Manila; *Malolos; Mindanao; Jolo; *Jolo 1903

World War I: *Aisne; *Aisne-Marne; *St. Mihiel; *Meuse-Argonne; *IIe de France 1918; *Lorraine 1918

World War II: *Normandy; *Northern France; *Rhineland; *Ardennes-Alsace; *Central Europe

Korean War: *UN Defensive; *UN Offensive; *CCF Intervention; *First UN Counteroffensive; *CCF Spring Offensive; *UN Summer-Fall Offensive; *Second Korean Winter; *Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; *Third Korean Winter; *Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam: *Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase II; *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

War on Terrorism: Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for BREST, FRANCE

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for WIRTZFELD, BELGIUM

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for KRINKELTER WALD, BELGIUM

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ST. VITH

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for TWIN TUNNELS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHIPYONG-NI

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HONGCHON

*Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON

*Valorous Unit Award for TAY NINH PROVINCE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for CHATEAU THIERRY

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for AISNE-MARNE

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for MEUSE-ARGONNE

*French Croix de Guerre, World War I, Fourragere

*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 at Elsenborn Crest

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for NAKTONG RIVER LINE

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1950-1952

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1950-1953

*Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1952-1953

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968-1970

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1966-1970

 

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