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Lineage and Honors Information as of 31 March 2015

60th Engineer Detachment

  • Constituted 24 June 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 1401st Engineer Mobile Searchlight Maintenance Unit
  • Activated 15 July 1943 at the Utah Army Service Forces Depot, Utah
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 February 1945 as the 1401st Engineer Mobile Searchlight Maintenance Team
  • Redesignated 11 April 1945 as the 1401st Engineer Searchlight Maintenance Detachment
  • Inactivated 20 November 1945 in Germany
  • Activated 12 September 1946 at Camp Hood, Texas
  • Redesignated 1 May 1947 as the 60th Engineer Searchlight Maintenance Detachment
  • Inactivated 27 December 1948 at Camp Hood, Texas
  • Allotted 31 October 1950 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 10 December 1950 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1954 as the 60th Engineer Detachment
  • Inactivated 25 March 1956 in Japan
  • Activated 1 November 1956 in England
  • Inactivated 17 June 1957 in England
  • Activated 24 June 1959 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Inactivated 22 June 1972 in Vietnam
  • Activated 16 September 1980 in Germany
  • Inactivated 15 August 1988 in Germany
  • Activated 16 May 1994 in Germany

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Central Europe
  • Korean War
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer 1953
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970-1971
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971-1972
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2005-2006

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

RICHARD W. STEWART. PH.D.
Center of Military History


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