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160th Infantry Regiment (Seventh California)

Constituted 22 July 1885 in the California National Guard as the 7th Infantry Battalion and organized from existing companies in southern California
 
Expanded, reorganized, and redesignated 5 May 1888 as the 7th Infantry Regiment
 
Consolidated 7 December 1895 with the 9th Infantry Regiment (organized 8 February 1890 in the California National Guard) and consolidated unit designated as the 7th Infantry Regiment
 
Mustered into Federal service 9 May 1898 at the Presidio of San Francisco as the 7th California Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 2 December 1898 at Los Angeles
 
Mustered into Federal service 29 June 1916 at Sacramento; mustered out of Federal service 11 November 1916 at Los Angeles
Drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
 
Consolidated 25 September-1 November 1917 with the 2d Battalion, Companies L and M, and the Sanitary Detachment, 2d Infantry Regiment, California National Guard; consolidated unit concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 160th Infantry and assigned to the 40th Division
 
Demobilized 7 May 1919 at Camp Kearny, California
 
Former southern California elements reorganized 23 August-6 October 1921 in the California National Guard as the 160th Infantry and assigned to the 40th Division; Headquarters Federally recognized 31 January 1922 at Los Angeles
 
2d Battalion, 160th Infantry, withdrawn, reorganized, and redesignated 1 April 1929 as the 2d Battalion, 185th Infantry, an element of the 40th Division (160th Infantry - hereafter separate lineage)
 
Expanded and reorganized March-April 1930 as the 2d and 3d Battalions, 185th Infantry, elements of the 40th Division (later redesignated as the 40th Infantry Division)
Inducted into Federal service 3 March 1941 at home stations
 
 
Inactivated 7 April 1946 at Camp Stoneman, California
 
2d and 3d Battalions, 185th Infantry, redesignated 5 August 1946 as the 223d and 224th Infantry and remained assigned to the 40th Infantry Division
 
After 5 August 1946 the above units underwent changes as follows:
223d Infantry reorganized and Federally recognized 15 October 1946 with Headquarters at PasadenaOrdered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at home stations

(223d Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 2 September 1952 with Headquarters at Pasadena) Released 30 June 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 223d Infantry (NGUS)1st Battalion, 223d Infantry, reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1954 as the 223d Armored Infantry Battalion, an element of the 40th Armored Division, with Headquarters at Glendale (remainder of 223d Infantry - hereafter separate lineages)
 
224th Infantry reorganized and Federally recognized 15 October 1946 with Headquarters at OntarioOrdered into active Federal service 1 September 1950 at home stations

224th Infantry [NGUS] organized and Federally recognized 2 September 1952 with Headquarters at Ontario)Released 30 June 1954 from active Federal service and reverted to state control; Federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 224th Infantry (NGUS)1st and 3d Battalions, 224th Infantry, reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1954 respectively as the 224th Armored Infantry Battalion, with Headquarters at San Bernardino, and the 161st Armored Infantry Battalion, with Headquarters at Orange (changed 1 November 1957 to Santa Ana), elements of the 40th Armored Division (remainder of 224th Infantry - hereafter separate lineages)
 

 

 
161st, 223d, and 224th Armored Infantry Battalions consolidated, reorganized, and redesignated 1 July 1959 as the 160th Infantry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System, to consist of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Rifle Battalions, elements of the 40th Armored Division
 
Reorganized 1 March 1963 to consist of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Battalions, elements of the 40th Armored Division
 
Reorganized 1 November 1965 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 40th Armored Division, and the 4th Battalion, an element of the 29th Infantry Brigade
 
Reorganized 29 January 1968 to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 40th Infantry Brigade, and the 4th Battalion, an element of the 40th Armored Brigade
 
Reorganized 13 January 1974 to consist of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Battalions, elements of the 40th Infantry Division
 
Reorganized 1 August 1985 to consist of the 2d, 3d, and 4th Battalions, elements of the 40th Infantry Division
 
Withdrawn 19 January 1988 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System
 
(2d, 3d, and 4th Battalions ordered into active Federal service 2 May 1992 at home stations; released 9 May 1992 from active Federal service and reverted to state control)



Campaign Participation Credit
 
World War I
Streamer without inscription
 
World War II
Bismarck Archipelago
Luzon (with arrowhead)
Southern Philippines (with arrowhead)
 
Korean War
Second Korean Winter
Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea, Summer 1953
 
Company C (Bakersfield), 2d Battalion, additionally entitled to:
 
World War II
Normandy (with arrowhead)
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe
 
Headquarters Company (Inglewood), 3d Battalion, additionally entitled to:
 
World War II
Central Pacific
Northern Solomons
 
4th Battalion (Headquarters at Santa Ana) additionally entitled to:
 
World War I
Meuse-Argonne
 
World War II
Central Pacific
Northern Solomons


Decorations

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945
 
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1954
 
Headquarters Company (Inglewood), 3d Battalion, additionally entitled to:
 
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
 
Company B (Orange) and C (Riverside), 4th Battalion, each additionally entitled to:
 
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
 
 
VERNE L. BOWERS
Major General, USA
The Adjutant General
 
20 March 1975
 


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