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537th Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 3 August 2007

537th Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 21 June 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 2003d Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon

Activated 1 July 1943 at Bradley Field, Connecticut

Inactivated 21 November 1945 in England

Redesignated 12 March 1951 as the 518th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 4 April 1951 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Reorganized and redesignated 20 October 1953 as the 537th Engineer Detachment

Inactivated 20 September 1958 in Germany

Activated 25 June 1965 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Inactivated 14 December 1970 in Vietnam

Activated 1 September 1980 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Inactivated 15 August 1988 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Lewis, Washington

537th Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, Streamer without inscription

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; 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;


Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered 11 JANUARY 1944

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