5-32 Armor

5th Battalion, 32d Armor

"Nickname Unknown"


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Brief History– Lineage

Constituted 13 January 1941 in the Regular Army as Company E, 2d Armored Regiment, an element of the 3d Armored Division. Activated 15 April 1941 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana. Redesignated 8 May 1941 as Company E, 32d Armored Regiment. Inactivated 10 November 1945 in Germany.

Redesignated 7 July 1947 as Company B, 32d Tank Battalion. Activated 15 July 1947 at Ft Knox, Kentucky, as an element of the 3d Armored Division. Redesignated 30 July 1948 as Company B, 32d Medium Tank Battalion. Redesignated 15 March 1955 as Company B, 32d Tank Battalion. Inactivated 1 October 1957 in Germany (32d Tank Battalion concurrently relieved from assignment to the 3d Armored Division).

Redesignated 1 December 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Medium Tank Battalion, 32d Armor (organic elements constituted 21 June 1963 in the Regular Army).

The Battalion was activated 1 September, 1963 in West Germany as the 5th Battalion, 32d Armored Regiment as part of the 3d Armored Division. Reorganized and redesignated 5 May 1964 as 5th Battalion, 32d Armor. 

The Battalion was assigned 1 May, 1966 to the 24th Infantry Division, Munich, West Germany.

The Battalion was deactivated in 1988 at Fort Stewart, Georgia with all personel and equipment being transferred to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment.

Campaign Participation Credit

   World War II                             *Central Europe

      *Normandy                             *Rhineland

      *Northern France                   *Ardennes-Alsace


*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SIEGFRIED LINE (2d Battalion [with Companies B, E, and F assigned], 32d Armored Regiment, cited; WD GO 54, 1945)

*Belgian Fourrage're 1940 (32d Armored Regiment cited; DA GO 43, 1950)

*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 ARDENNES

Sources: Army Lineage Series, Armor Cavalry: By Mary Lee Stubbs and Stanley Russell Connor.

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