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56th Army Band

Lineage and Honors Information as of 9 February 2007

56th Army Band Lineage

Constituted 28 October 1938 in the Regular Army as the Band, 41st Engineer Regiment

Activated 18 November 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Redesignated 1 August 1942 as the Band, 41st Engineer General Service Regiment

Reorganized and redesignated 24 July 1944 as the 419th Army Service Forces Band

Redesignated 11 June 1946 as the 419th Band

Inactivated 10 February 1947 at Fort Dix, New Jersey

Redesignated 17 May 1947 as the 419th Army Band

Redesignated 22 January 1948 as the 56th Army Band

Activated 15 March 1948 in Japan

Inactivated 24 June 1958 in Japan

Activated 1 November 1962 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Inactivated 24 March 1965 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Activated 20 July 1965 at Fort Polk, Louisiana

Inactivated 25 May 1970 at Fort Polk, Louisiana

Activated 16 November 1994 at Fort Lewis, Washington

56th Army Band Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II - EAME: Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno

Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for KOREA 1950-1952

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1950-1952

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1952-1953

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