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518th Signal Company

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518th Signal Company Lineage

Constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 1st Radio Intelligence Company

Activated 1 November 1938 at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Redesignated 7 August 1941 as the 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Company

Inactivated 3 January 1946 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia

Redesignated 3 January 1949 as the 518th Signal Radio Relay Company

Activated 1 April 1949 at Camp Gordon, Georgia

Reorganized and redesignated 20 March 1953 as the 518th Signal Company

Inactivated 28 March 1955 in Korea

Activated 15 December 1958 at Fort Lee, Virginia

Inactivated 11 December 1961 in Germany

Activated 22 June 1962 at Fort Gordon, Georgia

Inactivated 20 December 1971 in Vietnam

Activated 4 May 1973 in Germany

Inactivated 15 September 1993 in Germany

Activated 16 October 2002 at Fort Gordon, Georgia

518th Signal Company Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II-EAME: Rhineland; Central Europe

Korean War: UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

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


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for KOREA 1950-1951

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1966

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966-1967

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1967-1968

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA SEP 1950-JUL 1952

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA JULY 1952

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