A Company 1/32 Armor Border Duty, OP India, 1984. Orin Johnsten who served as a cook donated this picture. Crazy Bunch of Guys!
Constituted 13 January 1941 in the Regular Army as Company A, 32d Armored Regiment, an element of the 3d Armored Division. Activated 15 April 1941 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana. Redesignated 8 May 1941 as Company A, 32d Armored Regiment. Inactivated 10 November 1945 in Germany.
Redesignated 7 July 1947 as Company D, 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 D, 32d Medium Tank Battalion. Redesignated 15 March 1955 as Company D, 32d Tank Battalion.
Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Medium Tank Battalion (Patton), 32d Armor, and remained assigned to 3d Armored Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated). Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1963 as 1st Battalion, 32d Armor (Bandits).
The 1st Battalion, 32d Armored Regiment was activated 1 October, 1957 using personal and equipment from the 32d Tank Battalion at Friedburg, West Germany as part of the 3d Armored Division reorganization.
The Battalion was deactivated 16 June 1986 with personnel and equipment being transferred to the 4th Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment
The Battalion was activated 16 October, 1986 at Fort Hood Texas using personnel and equipment from the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment.
The Battalion deployed to Southwest Asia and served in Desert Storm combat operations.
The Battalion was deactivated 16 December, 1992 with personal and equipment being transferred to the 2d Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment.
The Battalion was activated 16 April, 1995 at Fort Lewis, Washington using personal and equipment from the 5th Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment.
The Battalion, the last active unit of the 32d Armored Regiment was deactivated on September 15, 2000 at Fort Lewis Washington. Presently 1-32 Armored Cavalry is attached to the 101st Airborne Ft. Campbell, KY.
Campaign Participation Credit
World War 2- *Normandy, *Northern France, *Rhineland, *Ardennes-Alsace, *Central Europe
Desert Storm- *Southwest Asia
Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SIEGFRIED LINE.
*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 the ARDENNES.
Sources: Army Lineage Series, Armor Cavalry: By Mary Lee Stubbs and Stanley Russell Connor.