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1st Battalion
187th Infantry

Lineage and Honors Information as of 5 April 1998

1st Battalion
187th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company A, 187th Glider Infantry

Activated 25 February 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, as an element of the 11th Airborne Division

Allotted 15 November 1948 to the Regular Army

Reorganized and redesignated 30 June 1949 as Company A, 187th Airborne Infantry

(187th Airborne Infantry relieved 1 February 1951 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division; assigned 1 July 1956 to the 101st Airborne Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry, relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division, and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

Relieved 1 July 1958 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division

Relieved 8 February 1959 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division and assigned to the 82d Airborne Division

Inactivated 25 May 1964 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; concurrently consolidated with the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (constituted and activated 1 February 1964 at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an element of the 11th Air Assault Division), and consolidated unit designated as the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry, an element of the 11th Air Assault Division (later redesignated as the 11th Airborne Division)

Inactivated 30 June 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Relieved 1 October 1983 from assignment to the 11th Airborne Division, assigned to the 193d Infantry Brigade, and activated in Panama

Inactivated 1 May 1987 in Panama and relieved from assignment to the 193d Infantry Brigade

Assigned 16 September 1987 to the 101st Airborne Division and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

1st Battalion
187th Infantry Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: *New Guinea; *Leyte; *Luzon (with arrowhead)

Korean War: *UN Offensive (with arrowhead); *CCF Intervention; *First UN Counteroffensive (with arrowhead); *CCF Spring Offensive; *Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; *Korea, Summer 1953

Southwest Asia: *Defense of Saudi Arabia; *Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Decorations

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for TAGAYTAY RIDGE

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for SUKCHON

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy) for INCHON

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

*Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

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

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


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