509th Infantry

509th Infantry Lineage

Constituted 14 March 1941 in the Army of the United States as the 504th Parachute Battalion

Activated 5 October 1941 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Reorganized and redesignated 24 February 1942 as the 2d Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 2 November 1942 as the 2d Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 10 December 1943 as the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion

Disbanded 1 March 1945 in France

Reconstituted 12 May 1947 in the Regular Army as the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1963 as the 509th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 16 January 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

Transferred 2 October 1988 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

Withdrawn 31 May 1993 from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

509th Infantry Honors

 

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

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CARANO, ITALY
Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for LIEGE, BELGIUM
Army Superior Unit Award for 1993-1994
French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, World War II for 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

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SOURCE U.S. Army Center of Military History: Lineage and Honors Information
29 July 1996

  • 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