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Lineage and Honors Information as of 18 March 2011

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HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
54th SIGNAL BATTALION

 

Constituted 18 October 1927 in the Regular Army as the 54th Signal Battalion

Activated 10 February 1941 at Fort Ord, California

Inactivated 29 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

Activated 1 August 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 17 February 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington

Activated 16 June 1980 at Fort Hood, Texas

Inactivated 15 April 1989 at Fort Hood, Texas

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 54th Signal Battalion, reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1991 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 54th Signal Battalion, and activated in Saudi Arabia

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Vietnam
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
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Southwest Asia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
     Cease-Fire

War on Terrorism
Global War on Terrorism

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2002-2004

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2004-2005

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1996

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1971

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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