6th Transportation Battalion (United States)
|6th Transportation Battalion|
Coat of arms
|Active||1943 - 49; 1952 - 72; 1979 - 2012|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Part of||7th Transportation Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Eustis, Virginia|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
The 6th Transportation Battalion is a transportation battalion of the United States Army first constituted in 1943. The 6th Transportation Battalion has participated in World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation New Dawn.
The battalion's inactivation ceremony was held on 28 August 2012.
Operation New Dawn 2011-12
The battalion returned from a one-year deployment to Kuwait in March/April 2012.
Constituted 17 June 1943 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Quartermaster Troop Transport Battalion
Activated 26 August 1943 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Reorganized and redesignated 20 November 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Quartermaster Battalion, Mobile
Converted and redesignated 1 August 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion
Redesignated 22 April 1947 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Transportation Truck Battalion
Inactivated 19 January 1949 in Germany
Redesignated 16 July 1952 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Transportation Truck Battalion, and allotted to the Regular Army
Activated 15 August 1952 at Fort Eustis, Virginia
Reorganized and redesignated 20 February 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Transportation Battalion
Inactivated 14 June 1972 at Oakland Army Base, California
Activated 16 March 1979 at Fort Eustis, Virginia
Campaign participation credit
World War II: Northern France; Rhineland; Central Europe
Vietnam: 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
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1966–1967
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968–1969
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1969–1970
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA
- "The Army as of April 6". Army Times. 16 April 2012.