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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 November 2013

545th TRANSPORTATION DETACHMENT

  • Constituted 19 February 1944 in the Army of the United States as Class A, Boat Crew, 363d Harbor Craft Company, Transportation Corps
  • Activated 28 February 1944 at Camp Plauche, Louisiana
  • Reorganized and redesignated 27 February 1945 as the 166th Transportation Corps Boat Detachment
  • Redesignated 25 April 1945 as the 166th Transportation Corps Boat Crew
  • Inactivated 23 July 1946 at New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Redesignated 4 December 1950 as the 545th Transportation Harbor Craft Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army; concurrently activated at Seattle, Washington
  • Inactivated 20 March 1954 at San Francisco, California
  • Redesignated 16 August 1957 as the 545th Transportation Detachment
  • Activated 12 September 1957 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Inactivated 25 November 1968 in Vietnam
  • Assigned 1 September 1969 to the 1st Cavalry Division and activated in Vietnam
  • Inactivated 15 April 1971 in Vietnam and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division
  • Activated 16 September 1979 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Inactivated 15 September 1997 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Activated 16 October 1999 at Ford Island, Hawaii

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Western Pacific
  • Vietnam
  • Advisory
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire

Decorations

  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered PLEI ME
  • Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM - III CORPS AREA
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History


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