DOC PARDUE'S
Lineage and Honors
2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Lineage and Honors

Information as of 22 May 1997


Lineage

Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company B, 47th Infantry

Organized 1 June 1917 at Syracuse, New York

(47th Infantry assigned 19 November 1917 to the 4th Division)

Inactivated 22 September 1921 at Camp Lewis, Washington

(47th Infantry relieved 15 August 1927 from assignment to the 4th Division and
assigned to the 7th Division; relieved 1 October 1933 from assignment to the 7th
Division; assigned 1 August 1940 to the 9th Division [later redesignated as the 9th
Infantry Division])

Activated 10 August 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Inactivated 31 December 1946 in Germany

Activated 15 July 1947 at Fort Dix, New Jersey

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters
Company, 2d Battle Group, 47th Infantry, relieved from assignment to the 9th
Infantry Division, and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (organic elements
concurrently constituted and activated)

Inactivated 1 October 1963 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment
to the 4th Infantry Division

Redesignated 1 February 1966 as the 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry; concurrently
assigned to the 9th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas

Inactivated 13 October 1970 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 21 November 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Inactivated 15 August 1988 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and relieved from assignment
to the 9th Infantry Division

Headquarters transferred 15 April 1996 to the United States Army Training and
Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: * Aisne-Marne; * St. Mihiel; * Meuse-Argonne; * Champagne 1918; *
Lorraine 1918

World War II: * Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead); * Tunisia; * Sicily; *
Normandy; * Northern France; * Rhineland; * Ardennes-Alsace; * Central Europe

Vietnam: * Counteroffensive, Phase II; * Counteroffensive, Phase III; * Tet
Counteroffensive; * Counteroffensive, Phase IV; * Counteroffensive, Phase V; *
Counteroffensive, Phase VI; * Tet 69/Counteroffensive; * Summer-Fall 1969; *
Winter-Spring 1970; * Sanctuary Counteroffensive; * Counteroffensive, Phase VII


Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CHERBOURG

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HAGUE PENINSULA

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for ROETGEN, GERMANY

* Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NOTHBERG, GERMANY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for FREUZENBERG CASTLE

* Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for REMAGEN, GERMANY

Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for OBERKIRCHEN, GERMANY

* Valorous Unit Award for LONG BINH - BIEN HOA

* Valorous Unit Award for SAIGON

* Valorous Unit Award for FISH HOOK

* French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for CHERBOURG

* Belgian Fourragere 1940

* Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the MEUSE RIVER

* Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1967-1968

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969

* Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969-1970

* Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM
1967-1969

* Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM
1969-1970