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2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Unit History

 

The following is from a photocopy in my possession. Lineage and Honors 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor and other sources. 

Constituted 28 August 1941 in the Regular Army as Company B, 34th Armored Regiment, an element of the 5th Armored Division.

Activated 1 October 1941 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Reorganized and re-designated 20 September 1943 as Company B, 772d Tank Battalion (772d Tank Battalion concurrently relieved from assignment to the 5th Armored Division)

Inactivated 14 November 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Re-designated 16 January 1947 as Company B, 306th Tank Battalion (306th Tank Battalion concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Organized Reserves, and assigned to the Sixth United State Army)

Activated 25 June 1947 at Seattle, Washington

(Organized Reserves re-designated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; re-designated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

Re-designated 2 May 1949 as Company B, 306th Heavy Tank Battalion

Inactivated 15 September 1950 at Seattle Washington

Disbanded 20 February 1952

Reconstituted 27 March 1957 in the Regular Army as Company B, 34th Armor

Activated 1 June 1957 at Fort Ord, California

Inactivated 25 April 1961 at Ford Ord, California

Re-designated 21 August 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion; 34th Armor, and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Activated 1 October 1963 at Fort Irwin, California

Relieved 1 August 1967 from assignment to the 4th Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division

Relieved 15 December 1970 from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson

Relieved from 4th Infantry Division 14 July 1987.

Assigned 16 August 1987 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas

Deployed to Southwest Asia, 1 January 1991 to support Operation Desert Shield.

Participated in Operation Desert Saber, February 1991

Was directly involved in the invasion of Iraq with the 1st Brigade,1st Infantry Division from March 2003 to December 2003.

From January 2005 to January 2006, the Unit was attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division for a twelve month tour of duty in Iraq.

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