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Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 April 2014

259th TRANSPORTATION DETACHMENT

  • Constituted 3 November 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 3346th Quartermaster Service Detachment
  • Activated 28 January 1945 in New Guinea
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1945 as the 3346th Quartermaster Driver Detachment
  • Inactivated 10 October 1945 in New Guinea
  • Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as the 3346th Transportation Corps Driver Detachment
  • Redesignated 15 March 1965 as the 259th Transportation Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 26 March 1965 at Fort Eustis, Virginia
  • Inactivated 30 April 1972 in Vietnam
  • Activated 16 March 1979 at Fort Hood, Texas

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • Asiatic-Pacific Theater,
  • Streamer without inscription
  • 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
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation III
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2010-2011
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996-1997

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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