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508th Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 October 2007

508th Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 12 April 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 1600th Engineer Utilities Detachment

Activated 14 April 1944 in England

Inactivated 13 December 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

Redesignated 27 June 1947 as the 508th Engineer Utilities Detachment

Activated 20 July 1947 in Korea

Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1949 as the 508th Engineer Supply Detachment

Allotted 25 October 1951 to the Regular Army

Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1953 as the 508th Engineer Utilities Detachment

Inactivated 25 March 1954 in Korea

Redesignated 26 May 1959 as the 508th Engineer Detachment

Activated 25 June 1959 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Inactivated 17 February 1969 in Vietnam

Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

508th Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Normandy; Northern France

Korean War: Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI


Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1953

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