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Lineage and Honors Information as of 15 June 2015

557th Medical Company

  • Constituted 9 January 1943 in the Army of the United States as Company C, 435th Medical Ambulance Battalion
  • Activated 25 January 1943 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 December 1943 as the 557th Medical Ambulance Company, Motor
  • Reorganized and redesignated 6 May 1945 as the 557th Motor Ambulance Company
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Redesignated 13 July 1951 as the 557th Medical Ambulance Company and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Activated 7 August 1951 at Camp Pickett, Virginia
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1953 as the 557th Medical Company

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Asiatic-Pacific Theater,
  • Streamer without inscription
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be Determined


  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1995-1996

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Chief of Military History

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