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Lineage and Honors Information as of 26 March 2013

500th Engineer Company

  • Constituted 26 November 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 500th Engineer Light Ponton Company
  • Activated 20 December 1943 at Fort DuPont, Delaware
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 November 1945 as the 500th Engineer Panel Bridge Transport Company
  • Inactivated 2 December 1948 at Camp Campbell, Kentucky
  • Redesignated 28 October 1954 as the 500th Engineer Company; concurrently allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Inactivated 30 April 1971 in Vietnam
  • Activated 16 July 2008 in Germany

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • 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
  • War on Terrorism
  • Global War on Terrorism

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ASIA 2010-2011
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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