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49th Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 17 April 2006

49th Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 5 February 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 1049th Engineer Gas Generating Unit

Activated 15 February 1943 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1945 as the 1049th Engineer Acetylene, Nitrogen and Oxygen Gas Generator Team

Redesignated 10 April 1945 as the 1049th Engineer Gas Generating Detachment

Inactivated 13 March 1946 in France

Redesignated 20 October 1965 as the 49th Engineer Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 15 August 1966 at Fort Knox, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 April 1972 in Vietnam

Activated 1 August 1988 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Inactivated 15 March 1995 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 17 October 2005 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

49th Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Southern France

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII; Consolidation I; Consolidation II; Cease-Fire



Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968-1969

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1970-1971

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