56th Signal Company
Lineage and Honors as of 23 January 2009
Constituted 17 December 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 56th Signal Repair Company

Activated 31 January 1944 at Camp Maxey, Texas

Inactivated 10 December 1945 in the Philippine Islands

Allotted 13 August 1951 to the Regular Army

Activated 4 September 1951 at Camp Cooke, California

Reorganized and redesignated 25 November 1953 as the 56th Signal Company

Inactivated 20 July 1966 in Vietnam

(it was during this time that the 56th became the 554th Lt Maint Company, later, summer 1968, absorbed by Hq & Main Support Co 5th Maintenance Battalion)

Activated 1 October 1969 in Vietnam

Inactivated 12 October 1970 in Vietnam

Activated 1 December 1976 in Italy

Inactivated 15 September 1993 in Italy

Activated 16 November 2008 in Kuwait

56th Signal Company Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, Streamer without inscription; Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Streamer without inscription

Vietnam: Defense; Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase II; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970