Constituted in the Regular Army as 71st Tank Battalion (Medium) 13 January 1941. Redesignated 751st Tank Battalion 8 May 1941. Activated at Fort Benning, Georgia 1 June 1941. Departed New York 5 August 1942 for duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. Arrived in England 17 August 1942 where it equipped and trained prior to landing in North Africa 15 January 1943. Landed at Salerno 9 September 1943 (attached to 3d Infantry Division to July 1944). Inactivated at Cecchignola Redeployment Training Area, Italy 1 October 1945. Redesignated 73d Heavy Tank Battalion and assigned to 3d Infantry Division 3 February 1948. Reactivated 14 February 1948 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Redesignated 751st Tank Battalion and inactivated at Fort Devens, Massachusetts 14 December 1948. Relieved from assignment to 3d Infantry Division 21 December 1948. Later reorganized, consolidated with other units and redesignated 73d Armor, a parent regiment under Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS). Elements have been activated and inactivated numerous occasions since 1962. Decorations: none. Campaign participation credits: Tunisia, Naples-Foggia (Invasion - Salerno Landings), Naples-Foggia (Campaign), Anzio (Invasion), Anzio (Campaign), Rome-Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley. How any of the above applies to your Dad depends on his dates of service with the battalion.