4th SUPPORT BATTALION
Constituted 19 November 1917 in the Regular Army as the 4th Supply Train and assigned to the 4th Division (later designated as the 4th Infantry Division)
Organized 31 December 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina
Reorganized and redesignated 15 April 1921 as the 4th Division Train, Quartermaster Corps
Inactivated 21 September 1921 at Fort Lewis, Washington
Redesignated 23 March 1925 as the 4th Division Quartermaster Train
Redesignated 1 May 1936 as the 4th Quartermaster Regiment
Redesignated 16 October 1939 as the 4th Quartermaster Battalion
Activated 1 June 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia
Reorganized and redesignated 19 September 1942 as the 4th Motorized Quartermaster Battalion
Reorganized and redesignated (less Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company) 4 August 1943 as the 4th Quartermaster Company (Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company – hereafter separate lineage)
4th Quartermaster Company inactivated 2 March 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina
Activated 6 July 1948 at Fort Ord, California
Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Supply and Transport Battalion (organic elements constituted 21 August 1963 and activated 1 October 1963)
Battalion inactivated 15 April 1985 at Fort Carson, Colorado
Redesignated 1 May 1987 as the 4th Support Battalion and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
World War II
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997
Belgian Fourragere 1940
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 ARDENNES
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1969
COAT OF ARMS
Shield: Or on a bend guiles a fleur-de-lis of the field.
Crest: On a wreath of colors a sword, point down, and key, wards down, in saltire or encirled by the shoulder insignia of the 4th Division proper, over all the winged helmet of Mercury of the first.
Motto: STRENGTH THRU SUPPORT..
Shield: This organization took part in operations in Lorraine and in Ile-de-France. The shield is gold, the nearest heraldic equivalent to the Quartermaster buff, which is representative of the original service of the organization. The red band is from the arms of Lorraine, the gold fleur-de-lis from the Arms of Ile-de-France.
Crest: The crest has the shoulder insignia of the division, the sword and key from the insignia of the Quartermaster Corps and Mercury's helmet from the insignia of the Motor Transport Corps during World War I.
Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 4th Division Train on 28 June 1921.
since 24 June 2002