Today the Force Structure and Unit History Branch continues the work begun by the Historical Section of the Army War College. The branch maintains historical information on active and inactive units in all components - Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, and prepares official Lineage and Honors Certificates. On the basis of research in primary and secondary material, the certificates outline the major organizational changes undergone by the unit and provide a list of the official battle honors (campaign credit and decorations) that the unit has earned. The information contained on the certificates is reformatted for publication in the Army Lineage Series
While it would take a book to recount the rich history brought about by the
changes of each unit in the 68th Chemical Company, an overall look at the
major reorganizational elements of the Company Lineage presents a picture of
an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from
16 May 1942; Constituted in the Army of the United States as the 68th Chemical Smoke Generator Company.
01 June 1942; Activated at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.
25 January 1946; Inactivated on Okinawa.
14 April 1949; Reactivated at the U.S. Army Chemical Center, Maryland.
25 November 1951; Allotted to the Regular Army.
04 March 1954; Redesignated as the 68th Chemical Company.
15 June 1959; Inactivated in Germany.
25 March 1963; Reactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.
24 June 1966; Inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.
01 July 1977; Reactivated at Fort Hood, Texas and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.
The history of the 68th Chemical Company recorded the following significant
events occurring on the dates listed.
Arrived at Pusan, Korea. (19 October)
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