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Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 53d Transportation Battalion

  • 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 Mostaganem, Algeria
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 May 1944 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53d Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile
  • Inactivated 12 November 1945 in Soissons, France
  • 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

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), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 2002-2003
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1986
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1990

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

RICHARD W. STEWART
Chief of Military History


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