747th Tank Battalion was constituted in the Army of the United States 5 May 1942. Activated at Camp Bowie, Texas 10 November 1942. Reorganized and redesignated 747th Amphibian Tank Battalion 14 July 1945. Inactivated at New York Port of Embarkation 6 March 1946. Allotted to Organized Reserves 27 November 1946. Activated 9 December 1946 with Headquarters at Gainesville, Florida (Organized Reserves redesignated Organized Reserve Corps 25 March 1948). Ordered into active Federal service 3 September 1950 at Fort Worden, Washington. Redesignated 747th Amphibious Tank & Tractor Battalion 20 November 1950 (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated Army Reserve 9 July 1952). Released from active duty and reverted to Reserve status 2 September 1953. Inactivated 31 January 1954 at Gainesville, Florida. Withdrawn from the Army Reserve, redesignated 723d Tank Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army 7 October 1954. Assigned to 71st Infantry Division and activated at Camp Irwin, California 10 October 1954. Inactivated at Camp Irwin 15 September 1956.
Honors and campaign credits: Normandy (with bronze arrowhead - indicates participation in the Invasion of Normandy), Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Decorations: Croix de Guerre with Palm (France); streamer embroidered "Beaches of Normandy" (cited for action of 6 June 1944 while attached to 29th Infantry Division).
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