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LINEAGE AND HONORS

 

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

(Tropic Lightning)

LINEAGE

RA (active)

Constituted 26 August 1941 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division. Activated 1 October 1941 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Allotted 27 June 1949 to the Regular Army. Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Division.

302 ARMIES, CORPS, DIVISIONS, AND SEPARATE BRIGADES

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II

Central Pacific

Guadalcanal

Northern Solomons

Luzon

Korean War

UN Defense

UN Offensive

CCF Intervention

First UN Counteroffensive

CCF Spring Offensive

UN Summer­Fall Offensive

Second Korean Winter

Korea, Summer­Fall 1952

Third Korean Winter

Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam

Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase II

Counteroffensive, Phase III

Tet Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase IV

Counteroffensive, Phase V

Counteroffensive, Phase VI

Tet 69/Counteroffensive

Summer­Fall 1969

Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase VII

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 42, 1970)

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945 (25th Infantry Division cited; DA GO 47, 1950)

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MASAN­CHINJU (Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 35, 1951)

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered MUNSAN­NI (Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 19, 1955)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966­1968 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 48, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 5, 1973)

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 51, 1971)


HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

1st BRIGADE, 25th INFANTRY DIVISION

LINEAGE

RA (active)

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 167th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 84th Division. Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Demobilized in February 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 84th Division. Organized in November 1921 in southern Indiana. Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 167th Brigade. Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Brigade.

Converted and redesignated 23 February 1942 as the 84th Reconnaissance Troop (less 3d Platoon), 84th Division (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 168th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 3d Platoon, 84th Reconnaissance Troop, 84th Division). Troop ordered into active military service 15 October 1942 and reorganized at Camp Howze, Texas, as the 84th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 84th Infantry Division. Reorganized and redesignated 12 August 1943 as the 84th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized. Inactivated 24 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Redesignated 19 December 1946 as the 84th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon, an element of the 84th Airborne Division. Activated 11 June 1947 at Madison, Wisconsin. (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve.) Reorganized and redesignated 6 April 1948 as the Reconnaissance Platoon, 84th Airborne Division. Reorganized and redesignated 29 March 1951 as the 84th Airborne Reconnaissance Company, an element of the 84th Airborne Division. Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1952 as the 84th Reconnaissance Company, an element of the 84th Infantry Division; location concurrently changed to Appleton, Wisconsin. Location changed 18 May 1953 to Wausau, Wisconsin. Disbanded 18 May 1959 at Wausau, Wisconsin; concurrently, reconstituted (less 3d Platoon) in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Brigade (3d Platoon, 84th Reconnaissance Company-hereafter separate lineage).

Redesignated 21 June 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Activated 26 August 1963 in Hawaii.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I

Streamer without inscription

World War II

Rhineland

Ardennes­Alsace

Central Europe

Vietnam

Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase II

Counteroffensive, Phase III

Tet Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase IV

Counteroffensive, Phase V

Counteroffensive, Phase VI

Tet 69/Counteroffensive

Summer-Fall 1969

Winter­Spring 1970

Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase VII

DECORATIONS

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TAY NINH PROVINCE (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 42, 1969)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966 ­ 1968 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 48, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 5, 1973)

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 51, 1971)


 

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

 

2d BRIGADE, 25th INFANTRY DIVISION

LINEAGE

RA (active)

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 168th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 84th Division. Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Demobilized in February 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 168th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 84th Division. Organized in November 1921 in northern Indiana. Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 168th Brigade. Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 168th Infantry Brigade.

Converted and redesignated 23 February 1942 as the 3d Platoon, 84th Reconnaissance Troop, 84th Division (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 84th Reconnaissance Troop [less 3d Platoon], 84th Division). Troop ordered into active military service 15 October 1942 and reorganized at Camp Howze, Texas, as the 84th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 84th Infantry Division. Reorganized and redesignated 12 August 1943 as the 84th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized. Inactivated 24 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Redesignated 19 December 1946 as the 84th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon, an element of the 84th Airborne Division. Activated 11 June 1947 at Madison, Wisconsin. (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve.) Reorganized and redesignated 6 April 1948 as the Reconnaissance Platoon, 84th Airborne Division. Reorganized and redesignated 29 March 1951 as the 84th Airborne Reconnaissance Company. Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1952 as the 84th Reconnaissance Company, an element of the 84th Infantry Division; location concurrently changed to Appleton, Wisconsin. Location changed 18 May 1953 to Wausau, Wisconsin. Disbanded 18 May 1959 at Wausau, Wisconsin; 3d Platoon, 84th Reconnaissance Company, concurrently, reconstituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 168th Infantry Brigade (remainder of company-hereafter separate lineage).

Redesignated 21 June 1963 as Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Activated 26 August 1963 in Hawaii.

306 ARMIES, CORPS, DIVISIONS, AND SEPARATE BRIGADES

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATTON CREDIT

World War I

Streamer without inscription

World War II

Rhineland

Ardennes­Alsace

Central Europe

Vietnam

Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase II

Counteroffensive, Phase III

Tet Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase IV

Counteroffensive, Phase V

Counteroffensive, Phase VI

Tet 69/Counteroffensive

Summer­Fall 1969

Winter­Spring 1970

Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase VII

 

DECORATIONS

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CU CHI DISTRICT (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 20, 1967)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966 ­ 1968 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 48, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 5, 1973)

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966­1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 51, 1971)

 

LINEAGES AND HERALDIC DATA

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

3d BRIGADE, 25th INFANTRY DIVISION

LINEAGE

RA

(inactive)

Constituted 24June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 195th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 98th Division. Organized in November 1921 at Albany, New York. Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 195th Brigade. Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 195th Infantry Brigade.

Converted and redesignated 20 February 1942 as the 98th Reconnaissance Troop (less 3d Platoon), 98th Division (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 196th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 3d Platoon, 98th Reconnaissance Troop, 98th Division). Troop ordered into active military service 15 September 1942 and reorganized at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, as the 98th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 98th Infantry Division. Reorganized and redesignated 13 August 1943 as the 98th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized. Inactivated 16 February 1946 in Japan. Redesignated 26 February 1947 as the 98th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. Activated 12 March 1947 at Utica, New York. Location changed 4 February 1948 to Syracuse, New York. (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve.) Location changed 13 August 1948 to Rochester, New York. Reorganized and redesignated 21 February 1949 as the 98th Reconnaissance Company. Disbanded 1 May 1959 at Rochester, New York; concurrently, reconstituted (less 3d Platoon) in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 195th Infantry Brigade (3d Platoon, 98th Reconnaissance Company-hereafter separate lineage).

Redesignated 21 June 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Activated 12 August 1963 in Hawaii. Inactivated 24 July 1972 in Hawaii.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II

Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Streamer without inscription

Vietnam

Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase II

Counteroffensive, Phase III

Tet Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase IV

Counteroffensive, Phase V

Counteroffensive, Phase VI

Tet 69/Counteroffensive

Summer­Fall 1969

Winter Spring 1970

Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase VII

DECORATIONS

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered QUANG NGAI PROV~NCE (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 43, 1973)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965 ­ 1966; 1967 ­ 1968 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 48, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966 ­ 1967 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 3, 1970, as amended by DA GO 38, 1970, and DA GO 48, 1971)

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 5, 1973)

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967 ­ 1970 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 51, 1971)


HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

4th BRIGADE, 25th INFANTRY DIVISION

LINEAGE

RA (inactive)

Constituted 6 December 1969 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, and activated in Hawaii.

Inactivated 15 December 1970 in Hawaii.

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDTT

None.

DECORATIONS

None.

 

 






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