Regimental Decorations And Campaigns

DECORATIONS

DecorPresidentialUnit

Presidential Unit Citation (Army)
Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE (2d Tank Battalion cited; WD GO 17, 1945).

DecorPresidentialUnit

Presidential Unit Citation (Army)
Streamer embroidered IRAQ (2nd Cavalry Regiment and attached units cited for extraordinary heroism, valor and gallantry during the period
6 April 2003 to 15 June 2004).

BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
I HAVE TODAY AWARDED
THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM
TO THE
2D ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT
1ST ARMORED DIVISION
THE 2D ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT AND ATTACHED UNITS DISTINGUISHED
THEMSELVES DURING THE PERIOD 6 APRIL 2003 TO 15 JUNE 2004 BY
EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM, VALOR, AND GALLANTRY DURING COMBAT, STABILITY,
AND SECURITY OPERATIONS IN THE LIBERATION OF IRAQ. DURING THIS PERIOD,
THE REGIMENT PERFORMED NUMEROUS COMBAT, STABILITY, AND SECURITY
OPERATIONS, WHICH ULTIMATELY ENABLED THE RETURN OF CONTROL OF IRAQ
BACK TO THE CITIZENS. ALTHOUGH THE REGIMENT WAS OPPOSED DAILY BY
UNCONVENTIONAL GUERILLA-TYPE ATTACKS FROM FORMER REGIME LOYALISTS,
INSURGENTS, AND TERRORISTS, THE REGIMENT FOUGHT WITH STEADFAST
COURAGE AND AN UNWAVERING SENSE OF DUTY. THE ESPRIT DE CORPS AND
HEROISM OF THE REGIMENT’ S SOLDIERS AND THE UNITS IN SUPPORT OF THEM
EXEMPLIFIED THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT
GREAT CREDIT UPON THE 2D DRAGOON REGIMENT, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION, AND
THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

To see the orders authorizing the award of the PUC to 2CR and attached units and download a printable pdf file click this link: PresidentialUnitCitationfor2DACR

VUA

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ.

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 (2d Tank Battalion cited; DA GO 43, 1950 and DA GO 27, 1950).

PPUC

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 to 4 July 1945 (776th Amphibious Tank Battalion cited; DA GO 47, 1950. Headquarters Troop, and Troops A, B, and C, 1st Squadron entitled to wear due to lineage.

CAMPAIGN CREDITS

INDIAN WARS
Seminoles; New Mexico 1852; New Mexico 1854; Cheyenne; Wyoming 1866; Wyoming 1867; Kansas 1869; Montana 1870; Montana 1872; Little Big Horn; Bannock; Nez Perce; Montana 1879; Montana 1880.

MEXICAN WAR
Palo Alto; Resaca De La Palma; Monterey; Buena Vista; Vera Cruz 1846; Cerro Gordo; Contereras; Churubusco; Molino Del Ray; Chapultepec; Nuevo Leon; Tamulipas 1846; Texas 1846; Vera Cruz 1847.

CIVIL WAR
Peninsula; Manassas; Antietam; Virgina 1863; Fredricksburg; Chancellorsville; Maryland 1863; Virgina 1864; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Shenandoah.

WAR WITH SPAIN
Santiago.

WORLD WAR I
Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne.

WORLD WAR II
Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Leyte (with Arrowhead); Ryukyus.

SOUTHWEST ASIA
Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation of Kuwait.

2 Replies to “Regimental Decorations And Campaigns”

  1. Hi,

    I was an LT in the Regiment. I was the 1st Platoon Leader for the Striker Battery 1/2 ACR(Avenger) Air Defense unit. I was wondering where I could find the orders assigning the Presidential Unit Citation to the Regiment for the 2003-04 deployment. I need them for my records. I love the site and wish almost every day that I could be in a unit like that again. Patriot is OK but “If you ain’t Cav…”

    Thanks,
    CPT Chambless
    HHB 2-1 ADA(P) BN
    Commanding

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  2. Looks like there are several adds since 2004.
    Order# 133-02 designate a VUA for 2/2
    Order# 244-01 designate a VUA for HHT as well as Troops I, K, and L
    Order# 269-14 designate a MUC for the entire Regiment for their last deployment to Afghanistan.

    Perhaps it was always just a rumor, but is it possible for someone else to inquire about a unit award for the Regiment’s 15 month tour in Iraq VII-IX during the surge campaign?

    Respectfully,

    Charles Creed

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