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Lineage and Honors Information as of 2 July 2013

179th Medical Detachment

  • Constituted 7 October 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 179th Medical Service Detachment
  • Activated 22 November 1944 in France
  • Redesignated 10 April 1945 as the 179th Medical Automotive Maintenance Detachment
  • Inactivated 31 January 1946 in France
  • Redesignated 27 September 1951 as the 179th Medical Equipment Maintenance Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 15 November 1951 in Korea
  • Inactivated 24 January 1953 in Korea
  • Redesignated 29 December 1966 as the 179th Medical Detachment
  • Activated 25 February 1967 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 30 April 1970 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Activated 16 November 2006 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Theater,
  • Streamer without inscription
  • Korean War
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1951-1952
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952-1953

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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