5th Infantry Regiment - History
Const 12 Apr 1808 in the Reg Army as the 4th Inf and org in New England during May and Jun 1808. Cons between May and Oct 1815 with the 9th and 13th Inf (both const 11 Jan 1812), the 21st Inf (const 26 Jun 1812), the 40th Inf (const 29 Jan 1813), and the 46th Inf (const 30 Mar 1814) to form the 5th Inf. (One half of the 37th Inf (const 3 May 1861 in the Reg Army as the 3d Battalion, 19th Inf cons with the 5th Inf in Jun 1869). Assigned to the 17th Div on 27 Jul 1918; rel from the 17th Div on 10 Feb 1919. Assigned to the 9th Div on 24 Mar 1923. Rel from the 9th Div and assigned to the 5th Div on 15 Aug 1927. Rel from the 5th Div and assigned to the 9th Div on 1 Oct 1933. Rel from the 9th Div on 15 Jul 1940. Assigned to the 71st Light Div (later redes as the 71st Inf Div) on 10 Jul 1943; rel from the 71st Inf Div on 1 May 1946. Inact 15 Nov 1946 in Austria. Act 1 Jan 1949 in Korea. Assigned to the 71st Inf Div on 10 Oct 1954; rel from the 71st Inf Div 25 Aug 1956. Assigned to the 8th Inf Div on 1 Sep 1956. Rel from the 8th Inf Div on 1 Aug 1957 and reorg as the 5th Inf, a parent regt under CARS. Reorg under the US Army Regtl System on 16 Jan 1987 with HQ in Korea.

CAMPAIGNS

War of 1812

Canada
Chippewa
Lundy's Lane

Mexican War

Palo Alto
Resaca de la Palma
Monterey
Churubusco
Molino del Rey
Chapultepec
Vera Cruz 1847

Civil War

New Mexico 1862

Philippine Insurrection

Streamer without inscription

World War II

American Theater without inscription
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

Vietnam

Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Ph II
Counteroffensive, Ph III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Ph IV
Counteroffensive, Ph V
Counteroffensive, Ph VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-Spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Ph VII

DECORATIONS

Pres Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embr CHINJU (3d Bn, 5th Inf cited for period 9-13 Aug 1950; DAGO 69, 1952)

Pres Unit Cit (Army), Streamer embr SONGNAE-DONG (Co A 5th Inf cited for action on 12 Jun 1953; DAGO 1, 1954)

Rep of Korea Pres Unit Cit, Streamer embr KOREA 1950-1952 (5th Inf cited for period 19 Sept 1950-31 Jul 1952; DAGO 33, 1953 as amended by DAGO 41, 1955)

Rep of Korea Pres Unit Cit, Streamer embr KOREA 1950-1953 (5th Inf cited for period 31 Jul 1950-27 Jul 1953; DAGO 49, 1954)

Rep of Korea Pres Unit Cit, Streamer embr KOREA 1952-1954 (5th Inf cited for period 23 Jan-10 Feb 1952 and 22 Oct 1952-30 Jan 1953; DAGO 50, 1954)

Val Unit Award, Streamer embr CU CHI DISTRICT (1st Bn, 5th Inf cited for period 1 Jan-30 Apr 1966; DAGO 20, 1967)

Pres Unit Cit (Army), Streamer embr BEN CUI (1st Bn, 5th Inf cited for period 18 Aug-20 Sept 1968; DA GO 82, 1969)

Army Sup Unit Award, Streamer embr 1996-1997 (1st Bn, 5th Inf cited for period 16 Feb 1996-10 Apr 1997; TAPC-PDA, 3 Oct 1997)

Rep of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embr VIETNAM 1966-1968 (1st Bn 5th Inf cited for period 1 Jan 1966-31 Aug 1968; DAGO 48, 1971)

Rep of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embr VIETNAM 1968-1970 (1st Bn 5th Inf cited for period 1 Sept 1968-30 Sept 1970; DAGO 5, 1973)

Rep of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal 1st Cl, Streamer embroidered VIET-NAM 1966-1970 (1st Bn 5th Inf cited for period 1 Jan 1966-21 Jan 1970; DAGO 51, 1971 as amended by DAGO 9, 1979)