Unit Details

79th Medium Tank Battalion (25th Division)

redesignated  755

      755tank

An individual tank is addressed as:

 A1173rdTB - A Company 1st Platoon, 1st Tank, 73rd Tank Battalion

B221stTB - B company, 2nd platoon, 2nd Tank, 1st Tank Battalion (USMC)

D23273rdTB D Company, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Tank, 73rd Tank Battalion

1st Battalion

Headquarters Company

CO 

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XO

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S-2 Intelligence

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S-3 Plan sand Operations

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S-4 Logistics

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A Company

Able Company

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1st Platoon

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2nd Platoon

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3rd Platoon

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4th Platoon

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B Company

B Company

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2nd Platoon

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3rd Platoon

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4th Platoon

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C Company

C Company

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2nd Platoon

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3rd Platoon

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4th Platoon

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D Company
D Company (Light Tanks)

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2nd Platoon

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3rd Platoon

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4th Platoon

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Medical Detachment

Medical Detachment

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Service Company

Service Company

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Distinctive
Unit Insignia
Unit Designation
Motto
First Assigned to Unit History
755tank 79th Tank Battalion
“Duces Semper”
(“Leaders Always”)
20 March 1949 Constituted 13 January 1941 in the Regular Army as the 75th Tank Battalion (Medium). Redesignated as the 755th Tank Battalion (Medium) on 8 May 1941 and activated on 1 June 1941 at Camp Bowie, Texas. Assigned to the 1st Tank Group, the 755th Tank Battalion entered combat on 15 December 1943 during the Naples-Foggia Campaign in support of the 45th Infantry Division near Venafro Italy. On 9 January 1944 the 755th was reassigned to the Fifth Army and attached to the French Expeditionary Corps. The battalion supported French infantry units in the breaking of the German Winter Line near Cassino. For its support of French forces during the Rome-Arno Campaign the 755th received two awards of the French Croix de Guerre. The 755th went on to participate in the North Apennines and Po Valley campaigns. The 755th was inactivated near Florence, Italy on 8 September 1945. It was redesignated the 79th Heavy Tank Battalion and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division on 20 March 1949. Only Company A was activated at Otsu, Japan and because of the fragile Japanese road and bridge network it was equipped with the M24 light tank. Company A entered combat in Korea facing superior North Korean T34 tanks. Company A saw its first combat in support of the 27th Infantry’s repulse of a major North Korean attack near Hamchang on 25 July 1950. Company A received a Presidential Unit Citation for gallantry in this action at Sangnyong-Ni. Re-equipped with M4 medium tanks, Company A received a second Presidential Unit Citation at Kumyangjang-Ni while supporting the Turkish Brigade on 25-27 January 1951. In addition, Company A received a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for its actions at Masan-Chinju in August 1950. Company A, 79th Tank battalion participated in six Korean campaigns with the 25th Division. On 5 August 1951 the battalion’s WW II designation was restored when it was redesignated the 755th Tank Battalion. Two months later it was inactivated on 14 November 1951.