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561st Engineer Company

Lineage and Honors Information as of 28 March 2008

561st Engineer Company Lineage

Constituted 12 June 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 561st Engineer Company

Activated 15 June 1942 at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts

Redesignated 2 July 1942 as the 561st Engineer Boat Maintenance Company

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1945 as the 561st Engineer Maintenance Company

Inactivated 25 October 1945 in the Philippines

Redesignated 11 March 1947 as Headquarters, 561st Engineer Service Company

Activated 21 April 1947 on Adak Island, Alaska

Inactivated 23 August 1948 on Adak Island, Alaska

Redesignated 15 December 1948 as the 561st Engineer Service Company and activated in Japan

Inactivated 25 January 1950 in Japan

Redesignated 24 July 1950 as the 561st Engineer Construction Company

Activated 1 August 1950 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Allotted 4 January 1951 to the Regular Army

Inactivated 25 March 1954 at Fort Dix, New Jersey

Redesignated 1 February 1955 as the 561st Engineer Company

Activated 18 March 1955 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California

Inactivated 25 March 1963 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California

Activated 10 August 1963 in Thailand

Inactivated 15 June 1970 in Thailand

Activated 16 October 2007 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

561st Engineer Company Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Algeria-French Morocco, Rome-Arno, Luzon


Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHEAST ASIA 1962-1966

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