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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 April 2011

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478th ENGINEER BATTALION

 

        Constituted 22 February 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 1284th Engineer Combat Battalion

        Activated 3 April 1944 at Camp Swift, Texas

        Inactivated 5 February 1946 in the Philippines

        Allotted 14 April 1947 to the Organized Reserves

        Activated 24 April 1947 with Headquarters at Cincinnati, Ohio

        (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)

        Redesignated 1 June 1948 as the 478th Engineer Combat Battalion

        (Location of Headquarters changed 5 February 1951 to Fort Thomas, Kentucky)

        Redesignated 20 July 1953 as the 478th Engineer Battalion

        (Location of Headquarters changed 3 February 1956 to Cleveland, Ohio)

        Inactivated 17 April 1959 at Cleveland, Ohio

        Activated 7 January 1963 with Headquarters at Cincinnati, Ohio

        (Location of Headquarters changed 27 November 1963 to Fort Thomas, Kentucky)

        Ordered into active military service 7 February 2003 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky; released from active military service 15 January 2004 and reverted to reserve status

        (Lettered companies inactivated 9 May 2007 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)

        Ordered into active military service 22 May 2007 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky; released from active military service 24 June 2008 and reverted to reserve status

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Central Europe
Asiatic-Pacific Theater,
        Streamer without inscription

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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