55th Medical Group (United States)

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This article is about the 55th Medical Group of the United States Army. For the 55th Medical Group of the United States Air Force, see 55th Wing#Units.
55th Medical Group
Active 1941-01-13-- 1946-03-03
1955-09-06-- 1970-06-25
1992-10-01--2010-04-21
Country United States
Allegiance Regular Army
Branch U.S. Army
Type Medical Group
Engagements World War II
Vietnam War
Battle honours Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) {Vietnam War}

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted 1941-01-13 in the Regular Army as the 55th Medical Battalion.
  • Activated 1941-02-10 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1942-07-31 as the 55th Medical Battalion, Motorized.
  • Battalion converted from Organic to Separate on 1944-04-05 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows:
  1. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 55th Medical Battalion.
  2. Company A, as the 494th Medical Collecting Company - hereafter separate lineage.
  3. Company B, as the 495th Medical Collecting Company - hereafter separate lineage.
  4. Company C, as the 496th Medical Collecting Company - hereafter separate lineages.
  5. Clearing Company, as the 650th Medical Clearing Company - hereafter separate lineage.
  • Inactivated 1946-03-03 in Germany.
  • Activated 1955-09-06 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1956-12-20 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 55th Medical Group.
  • Arrived in Vietnam 1965-09-20 as part of 44th Medical Brigade. Assigned to Nha Trang.
  • Went Operational on 1965-11-01.
  • Rescue of Dustoff 65
  • On 1969-06-15, the Group assumed responsibility for the medical needs of the II Corps Tactical Zone.
  • Group departed Vietnam on 1970-02-07.
  • Inactivated 1970-06-25.
  • Activated 1971-03-25 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Inactivated 1974-09-21 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Activated 1992-10-01 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as part of the 44th Medical Command.

Honors[edit]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

  • World War II:
  1. Normandy;
  2. Northern France;
  3. Rhineland;
  4. Ardennes-Alsace;
  5. Central Europe
  • Vietnam:
  1. Counteroffensive;
  2. Counteroffensive, Phase II;
  3. Counteroffensive, Phase III;
  4. Tet Counteroffensive;
  5. Counteroffensive, Phase IV;
  6. Counteroffensive, Phase V;
  7. Counteroffensive, Phase VI;
  8. Tet 69/Counteroffensive;
  9. Summer-Fall 1969;
  10. Winter-Spring 1970;
  11. Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Decorations[edit]

  1. VIETNAM 1966-1968
  2. VIETNAM 1968-1969