2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
"War Horse Brigade"
COL Matthew Cody
CSM Anton Hillig
Bde Sergeant Major
The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, held a reflagging ceremony, changing its unit designation to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Special Events Center April 16, 2015.
As the final step in the Department of the Army Realignment plan for the 4th Inf. Div., the 4th IBCT colors were cased for the last time. This ceremony also activated the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment and realigned the 52nd Brigade Engineer Battalion under the 2nd IBCT.
“Today we merge the histories of two stellar units (that have) both made indelible marks within the 4th Infantry Division,” said Commanding General Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, 4th Inf. Div. and Joint Task Force Carson. “While the ‘Mountain Warriors’ are changing their moniker (to ‘War Horse’), I’m confident they will not lose the warrior ways that they are known for.”
Before casing its colors, the 4th IBCT deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom three times, twice into Regional Command - East and most recently into Regional Command - South. Two of its Soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor and 20 earned the Silver Star.
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LTR - 1st & 2nd Bn 12th Inf, 3rd Sqd 61st Cav, 1st Bn 41st Inf, 2nd Bn 77th F.A., 4th Spl Troop Bn, 704th Support Bn,
t“The courageous actions of these men and woman and those of their comrades saved countless lives and represent the very best in our country,” said Col. Brian L. Pearl, commander, 2nd IBCT, 4th Inf. Div. “The efforts of our Soldiers will be remembered in our nation’s history as will the 56 Mountain Warriors who paid the ultimate price for their country.”
Before being inactivated the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., deployed three times to Iraq, and once to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Jordan.
“We are proud to join the contributions of 4th Brigade with those of 2nd Brigade,” Pearl said. “We are absolutely honored to pick up and carry the storied 2nd Brigade colors forward. This is a proud day for us all.”
With this reflagging, the 4th Inf. Div. will become the first balanced division in the U.S. Army, explained LaCamera.
“The 4th Infantry Division has Stryker, light and armored forces, as well as an aviation brigade,” LaCamera said. “The 4th Infantry Division remains a strong, ready and viable force ready to conduct decisive action when called upon.”
.The 2nd Brigade is composed of six maneuvering battalions: 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment; 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment; 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment; 1st Battalion 41st Infantry Regiment, 2d Battalion, 77th Field Artillery; two support battalions, 4th Special Troops Battalion; 704th Support Battalion,