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61st Medical Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 16 June 1993

61st Medical Battalion Lineage

Constituted 7 August 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 61st Medical Battalion, Motorized

Activated 25 September 1942 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Battalion broken up 9 May 1944 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 61st Medical Battalion

(Companies A, B, and C, and the Clearing Company, as the 391st, 392d, and 393d Medical Collecting Companies, and the 643d Clearing Company, respectively - hereafter separate lineages)

Inactivated 12 November 1945 in France

Allotted 1 March 1963 to the Regular Army

Activated 26 March 1963 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Inactivated 18 February 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 15 January 1993 at Fort Hood, Texas (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)

61st Medical Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Normandy (with arrowhead); Northern France

Vietnam: 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; Consolidation II

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966-1968

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY BEACHES


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