F/58th Infantry LRP (January 10, 1968 – February 1, 1969)

The History of F-58th Infantry LRP 1968

The following history was obtained from the National Archives:

Company “F”, 58th Infantry was constituted on 15 May 1917 and organized on 5 June 1917 at Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania, as an element of the 4th Division. During the next 50 years the unit did not remain on continuous active duty but was inactivated and reactivated at its services were needed. Its service was notable. It was deeply involved in both World War I and World War II and it participated in six combat campaigns.

The latest activation for the company was on 10 January 1968. The activation was in the Republic of Vietnam and the company is presently engaged in the military conflict there. This history covers the period from 10 January 1968 to 1 January 1969. The primary references used were the intsums of the combat operations during the year and notes written periodically throughout the year by the company’s commanders and other personnel involved in the company’s operations.

LINEAGE AND HONORS

  • COMPANY “F”, 58th INFANTRY Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as Company “F”, 58th Infantry
  • Organized 5 June 1917 at Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania, as an element of the 4th Division
  • Inactivated 21 June 1922 at Fort George Wright, Washington
  • Demobilized 31 July 1922 (concurrently, 58th Infantry relieved from assignment to the 4th Division)
  • Reconstituted 8 April 1942 in the Regular Army as Company “F”, 58th Infantry
  • Activated 24 April 1942 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Reorganized and redesignated 26 January 1944 as Company “B”, 204th Infantry Battalion
  • Inactivated 8 March 1945 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Redesignated 30 September 1948 as Company “B”, 43rd Armored Infantry Battalion
  • Activated 28 January 1949 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as an element of the 2nd Armored Division
  • Inactivated 1 July 1947 in Germany (concurrently, 43rd Armored Infantry Battalion relieved from assignment to the 2nd Armored Division)
  • Redesignated 1 July 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battle Group, 58th Infantry
  • Redesignated 10 January 1968 as Company “F”, 58th Infantry; concurrently, activated in Vietnam.

COMPANY “F”, 58TH INFANTRY — CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

Sign at Camp Eagle outside orderly room.

World War I

  • Aisne-Marne
  • St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Champagne 1918
  • Lorraine 1918

World War II-AP

  • Aleutian Islands

Vietnam

  • To Be Determined

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