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550th Engineer Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 1 October 2007

550th Engineer Detachment Lineage

Constituted 27 October 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 1605th Engineer Map Depot Detachment

Activated 5 November 1943 at Portland, Oregon

Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1945 as the 1605th Engineer Map Depot Team

Redesignated 18 August 1945 as the 1605th Engineer Map Depot Detachment

Inactivated 30 September 1945 in Germany

Redesignated 13 November 1950 as the 550th Engineer Map Depot Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 15 November 1950 in Korea

Inactivated 15 April 1953 in Korea

Redesignated 8 June 1961 as the 550th Engineer Detachment

Activated 1 July 1961 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 1 January 1966 in Korea

Activated 1 December 1966 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Inactivated 23 August 1968 in Vietnam

Activated 25 July 1969 in Vietnam

Inactivated 15 June 1970 in Vietnam

Activated 21 June 1974 at Fort Lee, Virginia

Inactivated 16 August 1987 at Fort Lee, Virginia

Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

550th Engineer Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Normandy (with arrowhead); Northern France; Rhineland

Korean War: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter

Vietnam: Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1951

French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY BEACHES

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