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508th INFANTRY

Lineage
Constituted 6 October 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 508th Parachute Infantry. Activated 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Inactivated 25 November 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Redesignated as the 508th Airborne Infantry, allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 16 April 1951. Inactivated 22 March 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Reorganized 15 July 1962 as the 508th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System.

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

Vietnam
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Couteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-Spring 1970

Decorations
Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA (508th Parachute Infantry cited; WD GO 76, 1944)
Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered HUE AND SAIGON (1st Battalion, 508th Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1970)
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered STE MERE EGLISE (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Fourragere (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Netherlands Military Order of William (Degree of Knight Fourth Class), Streamer embroidered NIJMEGEN 1944 (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Netherlands Orange Lanyard (505th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Belgian Fourragere 1940 (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM AND GERMANY (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at ST. VITH (508th Parachute Infantry cited; DA GO 43, 1950)