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Engineers

Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 August 2018

550th Engineer Detachment

  • 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

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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

Decorations

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950-1951
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY BEACHES

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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