Lineage and Honors

As of 7 September 2001

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
1st Infantry Division Lineage

  • Constituted 24 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Expeditionary Division

  • Organized 8 June 1917 at New York, New York

  • Redesignated 6 July 1917 as Headquarters, 1st Division

  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1942 as Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division

  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 April 1960 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
1st Infantry Division Honors

Campaign Participation Credit
  • World War I: Montdidier-Noyon; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1917; Lorraine 1918; Picardy 1918

  • World War II: Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead); Tunisia; Sicily (with arrowhead); Normandy (with arrowhead); Northern France; Rhineland; 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

  • Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Cease-Fire

Decorations
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

  • Army Superior Unit Award for 1997

  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for KASSERINE

  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY

  • French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere

  • Belgian Fourragere 1940

  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at MONS

  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at EUPEN-MALMEDY

  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1965-1968

  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1965-1970