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558th Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 16 April 2008

558th Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 14 April 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 1449th Engineer Mobile Searchlight Maintenance Unit

Activated 20 May 1944 in New Guinea

Reorganized and redesignated 1 November 1944 as the 1449th Engineer Service Detachment

Redesignated 1 May 1945 as the 1449th Engineer Searchlight Maintenance Detachment

Inactivated 10 February 1946 in the Philippines

Redesignated 24 August 1950 as the 558th Engineer Technical Intelligence Team, and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 10 October 1950 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1954 as the 558th Engineer Detachment

Inactivated 25 March 1956 in Japan

Activated 10 September 1960 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Inactivated 25 March 1963 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Activated 1 August 1988 at Fort Carson, Colorado

Inactivated 15 October 1995 at Fort Carson, Colorado

Activated 16 January 2008 at Fort Lewis, Washington

558th Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: New Guinea; Luzon

Korean War: UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Korea, Summer 1953


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1953-1954

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1951-1954

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952

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