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259th Transportation Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 4 December 2002

259th Transportation Detachment Lineage

Constituted 3 November 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 3346th Quartermaster Service Detachment

Activated 28 January 1945 in New Guinea

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1945 as the 3346th Quartermaster Driver Detachment

Inactivated 10 October 1945 in New Guinea

Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as the 3346th Transportation Corps Driver Detachment

Redesignated 15 March 1965 as the 259th Transportation Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army

Activated 26 March 1965 at Fort Eustis, Virginia

Inactivated 30 April 1972 in Vietnam

Activated 16 March 1979 at Fort Hood, Texas

259th Transportation Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II (Asiatic-Pacific Theater): Silver Band without campaign inscription

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; Consolidation I; Consolidation II; Cease-Fire

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

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1970-1971

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA

Army Superior Unit Award for 1996-1997


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