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542d Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 25 January 2008

542d Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 6 July 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 1430th Engineer Mobile Searchlight Maintenance Unit

Activated 18 October 1943 at Ogden, Utah

Reorganized and redesignated 18 June 1944 as the 1430th Engineer Composite Platoon

Reorganized and redesignated 9 November 1944 as the 1430th Engineer Service Detachment

Redesignated 10 April 1945 as the 1430th Engineer Searchlight Maintenance Detachment

Inactivated 6 October 1945 in France

Redesignated 4 March 1948 as the 542d Engineer Searchlight Maintenance Detachment

Activated 25 March 1948 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Allotted 8 September 1954 to the Regular Army

Reorganized and redesignated 10 October 1954 as the 542d Engineer Detachment

Inactivated 15 January 1967 at Fort Hood, Texas

Activated 5 January 1968 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Inactivated 29 January 1972 in Vietnam

Activated 1 September 1980 at Fort Stewart, Georgia

Inactivated 15 August 1988 at Fort Stewart, Georgia

Activated 16 October 2007 at Savannah, Georgia

542d Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Rhineland; Central Europe

Vietnam: 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


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971

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

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