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255th Signal Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 4 December 2002

255th Signal Detachment Lineage

Constituted 2 May 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 255th Signal Radar Maintenance Unit, Type C

Activated 24 July 1944 at Camp Davis, North Carolina

Inactivated 12 November 1945 in France

Redesignated 16 February 1955 as the 255th Signal Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 10 March 1955 at Camp Stewart, Georgia

Inactivated 20 January 1960 at Savannah, Georgia

Activated 4 November 1961 at Fort Rucker, Alabama

Inactivated 1 December 1969 in Vietnam

Activated 16 October 2002 in Germany

255th Signal Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II-EAME: Rhineland; Central Europe

Vietnam: Advisory; Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968-1969

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1964

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