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5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade
 9th Infantry Division
In the Republic of Vietnam

 
 

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5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment Lineage

1917 - Constituted 15 May as Company E, 60th Infantry, Regular Army: organized 10 June at Gettysburg National Park, PA, and assigned 17 November to the 5th Division

1957 - Inactivated 1 December in Germany and relieved from assignment to 9th Infantry Division, and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battle Group, 60th Infantry

1966 - Redesignated 1 February as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, and assigned to the 9th Infantry Division and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas

1970 - Inactivated 13 October at Fort Lewis, WA

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION

World War I

St. Mihiel

Meuse-Argonne

Alsace 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), Streamer embroidered STE. COLOMBE (2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SCHWAM-MANAUEL DAMS (2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SEDJANANE VALLEY (2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered SAIGON (5th battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Company B and Company C each additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CHOLON-SAIGON (Company B and Company C, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISHHOOK (5th battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered COTENTIN PENINSULA (60th Infantry cited)

Belgian Fourragere 1940 (60th Infantry cited)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the MEUSE RIVER (60th Infantry cited)

Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES (60th Infantry cited)

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968 (5th Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968 (5th Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969 (5th Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969 (5th Battalion, 60th Infantry cited)

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