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Regimental Coat of Arms - 3rd Battalion, 508th Infantry

3rd Battalion, 508th Infantry - Lineage

1942 Constituted 6 October in the Army of the United States as Company C, 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, 3rd Battalion, 508th Infantry; assigned 3 August to 193rd Infantry Brigade and activated 8 August at Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone
1968 Inactivated 26 June at Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone

3rd Battalion, 508th Infantry - Campaign Participation

World War II
Normandy (with arrowhead)
Rhineland (with arrowhead)
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

3rd Battalion, 508th Infantry - Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA (508th Parachute 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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