1st Battalion
34th Infantry
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Carl White

 

    
                               
       

 

1st Battalion 34th Infantry was activated on 1 July 1940 at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. They were initially assigned to the 8th Infantry Division but were relieved on 12 June 1943 from assignment to the 8th (which had been shipped to Europe for the Normandy invasion) and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division.
 

Their history continues on the 24th Infantry page

1 July 1916 Constituted  in the Regular Army as Company A, 34th Infantry
15 July 1916 Organized  at El Paso, Texas
6 December 1917 34th Infantry assigned  to the 7th Division;
24 March 1923 relieved  from assignment to the 7th Division and assigned to the 8th Division;
15 August 1927 relieved  from assignment to the 8th Division and assigned to the 4th Division;
1 October 1933 relieved  from assignment to the 4th Division and assigned to the 8th Division [later redesignated as the 8th Infantry Division])
5 June 1940 Inactivated  at Fort Benning, Georgia
1 July 1940 Activated  at Camp Jackson, South Carolina
12 June 1943 34th Infantry relieved  from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division
5 June 1958 Redesignated  as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 34th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 24th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated 1 July 1958 in Germany)
1 February 1963 Reorganized and redesignated  as the 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry
15 April 1970 Inactivated  at Fort Riley, Kansas, and relieved from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division
27 February 1987 Headquarters transferred  to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
30 September 1992 Inactivated  at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
15 January 1996 Activated  at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Campaign Participation Credit

World War I: * Lorraine 1918

World War II: * New Guinea: * Leyte (with arrowhead); * Luzon; * Southern Philippines

Korean War: * UN Defensive; * UN Summer-Fall Offensive; * Korea, Summer 1953

 

Decorations

* Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for KILAY RIDGE

* Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for CORREGIDOR

* Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DEFENSE OF KOREA

* Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for PYONGTAEK

* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA

 

Source: The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office

 

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This Lineage was first published in The Static Line,  February 1996   John D. Reynolds 2000 All Rights Reserved - Updates and Corrections are invited.