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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 March 2013

5th Public Affairs Detachment

  • Constituted 23 March 1966 in the Regular Army as the 5th Public Information Detachment
  • Activated 1 June 1966 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California
  • Inactivated 1 November 1971 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated 1 September 1988 as the 5th Public Affairs Detachment and activated at Fort Ord, California
  • Inactivated 15 September 1993 at Fort Ord, California
  • Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Lewis, Washington

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • 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
  • Consolidation I
  • Armed Forces Expeditions:
  • Panama
  • War on Terrorism:
  • Campaigns to be determined

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1971
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006-2007
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2009-2010

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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