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Regimental Coat of Arms - 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry

1st Battalion, 508th Infantry - Lineage

1942 Constituted 6 October in the Army of the United States as Company A, 508th Parachute Infantry; activated 20 October at Camp Blanding, FL

Company lineage follows that of the 508th Infantry from 1942 through 1957 inactivation at Fort Campbell, KY
1962 Redesignated 15 July as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry
1964 Assigned 6 March to 82nd Airborne Division and activated 25 May at Fort Bragg, NC
1986 Inactivated 3 October at Fort Bragg, NC and relieved from assignment to the 82nd Airborne Division
1962 Reorganized and redesignated 15 July as the 508th Infantry, a parent regiment under CARS
1987 Assigned 10 July to the 193rd Infantry Brigade and activated in Panama
1994 Inactivated 15 October in Panama and relieved from assignment to the 193rd Infantry Brigade
1996 Reactivated on 27 April in Vicenza, Italy and assigned to SETAF

1st Battalion, 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
Winter Spring 1970
Armed Forces Expeditions
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Panama (with arrowhead)

1st Battalion, 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)
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969 (1st Battalion, 508th Infantry cited)

 
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