Lineage and Honors

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Lineage and Honors
327th INFANTRY
(BASTOGNE BULLDOGS)

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 327th Infantry and assigned to the 82d Division

Organized 17 September 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia

Demobilized 26 May 1919 at Camp Upton, New York

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 327th Infantry and assigned to the 82d Division

Organized in December 1921 with Headquarters at Greenville, South Carolina

Ordered into active military service 25 March 1942 and reorganized at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 15 August 1942 as the 327th Glider Infantry; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 82d Division and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division

(3d Battalion consolidated 6 April 1945 with the 1st Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry [see ANNEX], and consolidated unit designated as the 3d Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry)

Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France

(Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps)

Redesignated 18 June 1948 as the 516th Airborne Infantry

Withdrawn 25 June 1948 from the Organized Reserve Corps and allotted to the Regular Army

(1st Battalion inactivated 1 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky)
Regiment (less 1st Battalion) inactivated 22 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Regiment activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Relieved 27 April 1954 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division

Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1956 as the 327th Airborne Infantry and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division

Relieved 25 April 1957 from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 327th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System

Withdrawn 21 January 1983 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

ANNEX

Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as the 1st Battalion, 401st Infantry, an element of the 101st Division

Demobilized 30 November 1918

Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 1st Battalion, 401st Infantry, an element of the 101st Division

Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Disbanded 15 August 1942; concurrently reconstituted in the Army of the United States as the 1st Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry, an element of the 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

Disbanded 1 March 1945 in France

Reconstituted 6 April 1945 in the Army of the United States as the 1st Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry; concurrently consolidated with the 3d Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry, and consolidated unit designated as the 3d Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry, an element of the 101st Airborne Division

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
World War I
St. Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne
Lorraine 1918

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

Vietnam
Defense
Counteroffensive
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
Consolidation I
Consolidation II
Cease-Fire

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

DECORATIONS
Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DAK TO, VIETNAM 1966
Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TRUNG LUONG

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered TUY HOA

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

Netherlands Orange Lanyard

Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at BASTOGNE
Belgian Fourragere 1940

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in FRANCE AND BELGIUM

From: Reynolds, Shaun A MIL USA USASOC
Subject: DA PAM 672–3 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register

Attached is the DA referenced earlier in the week. It covers 1960-1987, which should be a great reference for Vietnam-era veterans to pinpoint which unit citations they may be entitled to. I know from past stories that many veterans unknowingly earned medals they did not know they were entitled to, an even greater amount may have left service long before a unit citation was awarded for combat action, as the process often takes years after the fact to be approved. Please have this posted on the website for everyone to use.

click HERE

Bastogne!
Shaun

AR 670-1 p.29–6b. U.S. unit awards. A unit award is given to an operating unit and is worn by members of that unit who participated in the cited action.

Unit awards listed on the Awards and Decorations website have been approved and/or will be announced in Department of the Army General Orders (DAGO). In accordance with paragraph 7-8c, Personnel Service Battalions, Military Personnel Divisions and Branch Managers may use listings obtained from this site to update Soldiers records. Copies of DAGOs are not added to soldiers OMPFs and are not necessary to update records.

Notes: The emblem is worn by all members of a cited organization and is considered an individual decoration for persons in connection with the cited acts and may be worn whether or not they continue as members of the organization.