3-509th INFANTRY REGIMENT

Constituted 14 March 1941 in the Army of the United States as Company C, 504th Parachute Battalion Activated 5 October 1941 at Fort Benning, Georgia Reorganized and redesignated 24 February 1942 as Company F, 503d Parachute Infantry Reorganized and redesignated 2 November 1942 as Company F, 509th Parachute Infantry Reorganized and redesignated 10 December 1943 as Company C, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion Disbanded 1 March 1945 in France Reconstituted 12 May 1947 in the Regular Army as Company C, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion Redesignated 1 April 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry (Organic elements constituted 15 January 1972) Battalion activated 15 January 1973 in Germany Inactivated 31 August 1973 in Italy Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry, redesignated 1 July 1975 as Company C, 509th Infantry, and activated at Fort Rucker, Alabama Transferred 2 October 1988 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and reorganized at Fort Rucker, Alabama Inactivated 31 May 1993 at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Redesignated 10 September 2004 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry Battalion assigned 16 September 2005 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Richardson, Alaska Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 3d Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment  

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead) Tunisia (with arrowhead) Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead) Anzio (with arrowhead) Rome-Arno Southern France (with arrowhead) Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace War on Terrorism Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered LIEGE, BELGIUM Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARANO, ITALY Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered CARANO, ITALY - MARCH 1944 Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered AL ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered BABIL PROVINCE, IRAQ French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, World War II, Streamer embroidered MUY EN PROVENCE Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at St. Vith Personnel authorized to wear the insignia of the French 3d Zouaves Regiment Company D additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007 BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: JEFFREY J. CLARKE Chief of Military History -------------------------------------------------------------------- SOURCE: U.S. Army Center of Military History: Lineage and Honors Information 30 June 2010
  • Campaigns of WWII

    Algeria-French Morocco  
    Tunisia 
    Naples-Foggia 
    Anzio 
    Rome-Arno
    Southern France 
    Rhineland
    Ardennes-Alsace
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    = Campaign Arrowheads
  • Lineage of the 509th