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Regimental Coat of Arms - 508th Infantry

508th Infantry - Lineage

1942 Constituted 6 October in the Army of the United States as the 508th Parachute Infantry; activated 20 October at Camp Blanding, FL
1946 Inactivated 25 November at Camp Kilmer, NJ
1951 Redesignated 16 April as the 508th Airborne Infantry, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Bragg, NC
1957 Inactivated 22 March at Fort Campbell, KY
1962 Reorganized and redesignated 15 July as the 508th Infantry, a parent regiment under CARS
1987 Withdrawn from CARS and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System with Headquarters in Panama

508th Infantry - Campaign Participation

World War II
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
Panama (with arrowhead)

508th Infantry - Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered HUE AND SAIGON (1st Battalion, 508th Infantry cited)
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, embroidered STE. MERE EGLISE (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Military Order of William (Degree of the Knight of the Fourth Class), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN 1944 (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Netherlands Orange Lanyard (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Belgian Fourragere 1940 (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army in BELGIAN AND GERMANY (508th Parachute Infantry cited)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at ST. VITH (508th Parachute Infantry cited)

 
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