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Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
53d Transportation Battalion

Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 March 2007

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
53d Transportation Battalion Lineage

Constituted 28 May 1943 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53d Quartermaster Truck Battalion

Activated 22 June 1943 in North Africa

Reorganized and redesignated 22 May 1944 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53d Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile

Inactivated 12 November 1945 in Germany

Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53d Transportation Corps Truck Battalion, and activated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Redesignated 16 May 1947 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53d Transportation Truck Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 3 May 1949 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 53d Transportation Truck Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 53d Transportation Battalion

Redesignated 19 June 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53d Transportation Battalion

Inactivated 15 September 1995 in Germany

Activated 16 November 1999 at Fort McPherson, Georgia

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
53d Transportation Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Sicily (with arrowhead); Naples-Foggia; Anzio (with arrowhead); Rome-Arno; Southern France (with arrowhead); Rhineland; Central Europe

War on Terrorism: Global War on Terrorism

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA 2002-2003

Army Superior Unit Award for 1986

Army Superior Unit Award for 1990


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