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588th Transportation Detachment

Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 January 2005

588th Transportation Detachment Lineage

Constituted 25 February 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 121st Hospital Train Maintenance Section, Transportation Corps

Activated 1 March 1944 at Camp Millard, Ohio

Redesignated 21 April 1945 as the 121st Transportation Corps Hospital Train Maintenance Detachment

Inactivated 12 November 1945 in France

Redesignated 7 March 1951 as the 588th Transportation Hospital Train Maintenance Detachment, and allotted to the Regular Army

Redesignated 15 September 1959 as the 588th Transportation Detachment

Activated 21 September 1959 in Germany

Inactivated 25 July 1963 in Germany

Activated 10 March 1965 at Fort Eustis, Virginia

Inactivated 15 March 1971 in Vietnam

Activated 16 March 1979 at Fort Hood, Texas

588th Transportation Detachment Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II - EAME: Rhineland

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: Defense of Saudi Arabia, Liberation and Defense of Kuwait, Cease-Fire


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 1990-1991

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