1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment

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CSM730-4569
S1730-4564
S3730-3740
SCO730-5947

Email

Contact the 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment at usarmy.casey.2-id-1-bct.list.web-1bct@mail.mil

Mission

On order 1-72 transitions to war; Secures a designated AO;On order executes offensive operations to destroy any enemy that threatens the US-ROK alliance.

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II Victory MedalEuropean-African-Middle Eastern Campaign MedalKorean Service Medal
World War II
Rhineland
Central Europe

Korean War
UN Defensive
UN Offensive
CCF Intervention
First UN Counteroffensive
CCF Spring Offensive
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
Second Korean Winter
Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea, Summer 1953

Decorations

  • Distinguished Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered HONGCHON
  • Distinguished Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered YONGSAN
  • Distinguished Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KAPYONG
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered NAKTONG RIVER LINE
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA
  • Lineage

  • Constituted 14 January 1943 in the Regular Army as 1st Battalion, 5th Armored Regiment
  • Activated 15 July 1943 at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and assigned to 16th Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 September 1943 as Company A, 717th Tank Battalion and relieved from assignment to 16th Armored Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 April 1948 as the 717th Heavy Tank Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 October 1948 as Company A, 72nd Heavy Tank Battalion, Regular Army and assigned to 2d Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 June 1950 as Company A, 72d Tank Battalion
  • Relieved from assignment to 2d Infantry Division 8 November 1957
  • Inactivated 25 June 1958 at Camp Irwin, California
  • Redesignated 25 January 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 72d Armor, and concurrently assigned to the 2d Infantry Division (organic elements constituted)
  • Activated 1 March 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia