23rd Chemical Battalion

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23rd Chemical Battalion
23 Chem Bn CoA.jpg
Active 1944 - 45
1949 - 59
1988 - present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Chemical
Size Battalion
Part of 48th Chemical Brigade
Engagements World War II
Korea War
War on Terror
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 23 Chem Bn DUI.jpg

The 23rd Chemical Battalion is a chemical battalion of the United States Army first formed in 1944. The battalion is part of the 48th Chemical Brigade.

Composition[edit]

The 23rd Chemical Battalion is currently composed of:[1]

As of 10 Jun, the following companies were reassigned from the 23d CM BN.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 27 May 1944 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 23d Chemical Smoke Generator Battalion, and activated in England
  • Inactivated 12 November 1945 in France
  • Redesignated 18 January 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4th Chemical Smoke Generator Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 1 February 1949 at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland
  • Reorganized and redesignated 4 March 1954 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4th Chemical Battalion
  • Inactivated 15 June 1959 in Germany
  • Redesignated 16 September 1988 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 23d Chemical Battalion, and activated in Korea

Campaign participation credit[edit]

  • World War II
    • Normandy
    • Northern France
    • Rhineland
    • Ardennes-Alsace
    • 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

Decorations[edit]

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2007-2008
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "Lineage and Honors of the 23rd Chemical Battalion".