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579th Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 August 2008

579th Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 9 March 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 1797th Engineer Foundry Detachment

Activated 15 March 1944 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana

Reorganized and redesignated 1 November 1944 as the 1797th Engineer Service Detachment

Redesignated 1 May 1945 as the 1797th Engineer Foundry Detachment

Inactivated 15 April 1946 in the Philippines

Redesignated 18 November 1948 as the 579th Engineer Foundry Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 17 January 1949 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Inactivated 14 September 1953 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Redesignated 6 October 1955 as the 579th Engineer Detachment

Activated 29 October 1955 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Inactivated 21 December 1957 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Activated 1 July 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Inactivated 16 October 1971 in Vietnam

Activated 16 September 1980 in Germany

Inactivated 15 August 1988 in Germany

Activated 16 October 2007 at Vicksburg, Mississippi

579th Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: New Guinea; Leyte; Luzon

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; Consolidation I


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968

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

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

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