67th Armor Regiment

 

67th Armor Regiment

 

Welcome to the 67th Armor section of the A3ADV website. This public access section of the website contains histories of the 67th Armor and the short histories of the 2nd Battalion 67th Armor "Iron Dukes" and the 4th Battalion 67th Armor " Bandits" 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Lineage and Honors
67th ARMOR

Constituted 1 September 1929 in the Regular Army as the 2d Tank Regiment and organized (with only the 2d Battalion active) from new and existing units as follows:

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, and Band constituted in the Regular Army

19th Tank Battalion (constituted 24 March 1923 in the Regular Army) redesignated as the 1st Battalion

17th Tank Battalion (organized in 1918 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company B, 1st Separate Battalion, Heavy Tank Service, 65th Engineers; and Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Companies A and B, 303d Battalion, Tank Corps) reorganized and redesignated as the 2d Battalion

22d Tank Maintenance Company (organized 18 July 1918 as the 306th Repair and Salvage Company, Tank Corps) redesignated as the Service Company

    (2d Battalion [less Company F] inactivated 15 September 1931 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland)

    2d Tank Regiment converted and redesignated 25 October 1932 as the 67th Infantry (Medium Tanks)

    (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, and Company D, 67th Infantry [Medium Tanks], activated 1 October 1939 at Fort Benning, Georgia; Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Band, 1st Battalion, Company E, and 3d Battalion, 67th Infantry [Medium Tanks], activated 5 June 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia)

    Converted and redesignated 15 July 1940 as the 67th Armored Regiment and assigned to the 2d Armored Division

    Regiment broken up 25 March 1946 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as elements of the 2d Armored Division as follows:

    Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, and Company D, as the 67th Tank Battalion

    Companies A and C as Companies D and C, 6th Tank Battalion, respectively (remainder of 6th Tank Battalion organized from elements of the 66th Armored Regiment)

    (Reconnaissance Company as Troop E, 82d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized — hereafter separate lineage)

    Headquarters and Headquarters Companies, 1st and 2d Battalions; Companies B, E, and F; the Maintenance and Service Companies and Band, disbanded

      After 25 March 1946 the above units underwent changes as follows:

      67th Tank Battalion redesignated 11 October 1948 as the 67th Medium Tank Battalion Redesignated 1 April 1953 as the 67th Tank Battalion Inactivated 1 July 1957 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division

      Company C, 6th Tank Battalion, redesignated 31 January 1949 as Company C, 6th Medium Tank Battalion (6th Tank Battalion relieved 14 July 1950 from assignment to the 2d Armored Division; assigned 29 October 1950 to the 24th Infantry Division) Redesignated 10 November 1951 as Company C, 6th Tank Battalion Inactivated 5 June 1958 in Korea and relieved from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division

      Company D, 6th Tank Battalion, redesignated 31 January 1949 as Company D, 6th Medium Tank Battalion (6th Tank Battalion relieved 14 July 1950 from assignment to the 2d Armored Division; assigned 29 October 1950 to the 24th Infantry Division) Disbanded 10 November 1951 in Korea Reconstituted 3 December 1954 in the Regular Army as Company D, 6th Tank Battalion, an element of the 24th Infantry Division (6th Tank Battalion relieved 1 July 1957 from assignment to the 24th Infantry Division)

      Headquarters and Headquarters Companies, 1st and 2d Battalions; Companies B, E, and F; and Maintenance and Service Companies, 67th Armored Regiment, reconstituted 6 February 1947 in the Organized Reserves as the 321st Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Activated 21 February 1947 at Boston, Massachusetts (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps) Reorganized and redesignated 21 October 1948 as the 1st Battalion, 304th Armored Cavalry Inactivated 31 July 1950 at Boston, Massachusetts Withdrawn 17 August 1950 from the Organized Reserve Corps, redesignated (less the Assault Gun and Tank Companies) as the 57th Medium Tank Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army Assigned 20 October 1950 to the 2d Armored Division Activated 10 November 1950 at Fort Hood, Texas Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1953 as the 57th Tank Battalion Inactivated 1 July 1957 in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 2d Armored Division

        57th and 67th Tank Battalions, and Company D, 6th Tank Battalion, consolidated, reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1957 as the 67th Armor, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System (Company C, 6th Tank Battalion reorganized and redesignated 6 June 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Tank Battalion, 67th Armor)

        Withdrawn 17 May 1986 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System

        CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

        World War I
        Somme Offensive

        World War II
        Algeria-French Morocco (with arrowhead)
        Sicily (with arrowhead)
        Normandy
        Northern France
        Rhineland
        Ardennes-Alsace
        Central Europe

        Southwest Asia
        Defense of Saudi Arabia
        Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
        Cease-Fire

        DECORATIONS

        Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

        Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SIEGFRIED LINE

        Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ-KUWAIT

        Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered SAUDI ARABIA-KUWAIT

        Belgian Fourragere 1940

        Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in BELGIUM

        Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the ARDENNES

           

          The 67th Armor portion of the Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans' website is managed by Kevin Colson (3-32Armor and 2-67 Armor, 1985-1989).  

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