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Histories for 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment




Lineage and Honors
Lineage and Honors: 279th INFANTRY Constituted 17 June 1946 in the Oklahoma National Guard as the 279th Infantry and assigned to the 45th Infantry Division. Organized and Federally recognized 20 September in northeastern Oklahoma from new and existing units with Headquarters at Okmulgee. Ordered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at home stations (279th Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 30 October 1952 with Headquarters at Okmulgee). Released 30 April 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 279th Infantry (NGUS) Reorganized 1 May 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 45th Infantry Division. Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 45th Infantry Division. Reorganized 1 February 1968 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 45th Infantry Brigade. Withdrawn 1 May 1989 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System. CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT: World War I Meuse-Argonne World War II Sicily (with arrowhead) Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead) Anzio Rome-Arno Southern France (with arrowhead) Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe Korean War Second Korean Winter Korea, Summer-Fall 1952 Third Korean Winter Korea, Summeer 1953 Company C (Claremore), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to: World War II - AP Northern Solomons Luzon DECORATIONS: Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1951-1952 Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1953 Headquarters Company (Tulsa), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to: Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER 1944 Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER 1944-1945 French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered ACQUAFONDATA Company C (Claremore), 1st Battalion, additionally entitled to: Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Posted by David Lowe
Nov 12 2000 02:37:02:000PM




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