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Engineers

Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 January 2018

475th Engineer Detachment

  • Constituted 13 January 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 2087th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon
  • Activated 20 January 1944 at Tallahassee, Florida
  • Inactivated 19 January 1946 at Ondal, India
  • Redesignated 21 June 1948 as the 475th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon and allotted to the Organized Reserve Corps
  • Activated 15 July 1948 at San Francisco, California
  • Inactivated 30 November 1950 at San Francisco, California
  • (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated on 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Redesignated 5 November 1962 as the 475th Engineer Platoon
  • Activated 23 January 1963 at Bell, California
  • Location changed 10 June 1964 to Bakersfield, California
  • Inactivated 29 February 1968 at Bakersfield, California
  • Activated 1 March 1974 at El Dorado, Kansas
  • Ordered into active military service 15 November 1990 at El Dorado, Kansas; released from active military service 24 April 1991 and reverted to reserve status
  • Location changed 16 September 1996 to Creston, Iowa
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 1998 as the 475th Engineer Detachment
  • Detachment ordered into active military service 7 February 2003 at Creston, Iowa; remainder of unit ordered into active military service 7 December 2003 at Creston, Iowa
  • Detachment released from active military service 2 May 2004 and reverted to reserve status; remainder of unit released from active military service 3 Jun 2005 and reverted to reserve status
  • Inactivated 15 September 2011 at Creston, Iowa
  • Activated 16 September 2016 at Vicksburg, Mississippi

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Asiatic-Pacific Theater,
  • Streamer without inscription
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2004-2005

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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