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171st Transportation Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 January 2003

171st Transportation Detachment Lineage

Constituted 3 November 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 3372d Quartermaster Service Detachment

Activated 12 December 1944 in the Philippine Islands

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1945 as the 3372d Quartermaster Driver Detachment

Inactivated 10 October 1945 in the Philippine Islands

Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as the 3372d Transportation Corps Driver Detachment

Redesignated 10 October 1961 as the 171st Transportation Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 11 October 1961 in France

Inactivated 24 September 1962 at Fort Eustis, Virginia

Activated 1 July 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Inactivated 25 November 1968 in Vietnam

Activated 1 September 1969 in Vietnam and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division

Inactivated 25 March 1971 in Vietnam and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division

Activated 1 December 1980 at Fort Irwin, California

171st Transportation Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II-AP: Leyte

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Cease-Fire


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1967

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1967-1968

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1969-1970

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1969-1970

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